A solid and united team

Innogestiona Ambiental applies engineering and environmental intelligence from Extremadura, with a European perspective, and committed to social, economic and environmental sustainability. As a team of professionals, we strive to achieve excellence in the quality of our services and projects, as well as in responding to the needs of the organisations and groups we work with in a collaborative way, sharing knowledge and working in a network.

 

We work with a multidisciplinary approach, in different thematic areas. We have our own department for projects, environmental engineering, communication and for the administrative and financial management of projects.

Patricia Mora

CEO & Director

Bachelor´s Degree in Law from the complutense university of Madrid and a Master’s in international business from the Manchester university
With over 20 years´experience in capturing competitive European funds, she is the CEO-Director of Innogestiona Ambiental.

Marcos Mayoral

Head of the Environment Department

With a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s in Environmental Contamination: Monitoring, Prevention and Correction, Master’s in Environmental Management and Audit and a Master’s in OHS, he has over 12 years’ experience in environmental procedures and project evaluation at regional and national level. In addition, he possesses advanced knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS).

Marcos has participated actively in the environmental evaluation of renewable projects, such as for photovoltaic, biomass and wind installations. He also has experience in mobility projects and waste management, as well as conducting environmental monitoring for energy production plants and evacuation lines (compliance with environmental conditions and tracking incidents with fauna, and especially avifauna mortality).

Natalia Palmero

Head of the Administration Department

Bachelor’s in Business Studies, with experience in management and financial justification for projects. She has given project justification workshops for courses for the unemployed managed by the public employment service SEXPE. She has collaborated in presenting projects of different types in schemes at regional, national and international level, such as CDTI, Life+, H2020, 7PM, INTERREG (POCTEP, SUDEO, EUROPE) and Operational Groups, as well as others.

She also has experience in document management for access management platforms, payment and collection management, and client and provider management.

Juan Pablo Martín

Head of the R + D + I department

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, a Master’s in Environmental Management, and Advanced Technician in Construction Projects with over 10 years of experience in preparing and executing R+D+i projects.
Juan Pablo has participated directly in more than 40 innovation projects in recent years and has collaborated with the European Commission as an evaluator for European projects.

He also has extensive experience in environmental work, principally focussing on biodiversity and impact evaluation studies.

Raquel García

Environmental Engineering Technician

Doctorate in Biology and a Master’s in Integrated Management Systems. With 20 years’ professional experience, as well as participating in a variety of research and innovation projects, her career has been related to environmental management and protection, with regard to environmental assessment of plans and programmes, sustainable development, climate change and land use, and she has wide experience in procedures, environmental monitoring and coordination of climate change policies. She is the author of a number of publications in the categories of science, science outreach, training and environmental management.

Montserrat Gil

Environmental Engineering Technician

Bachelor’s degree in Biology and with more than 15 years of professional experience in the area of environmental research, conservation and consultancy. During her career in research, her principal interest has been in animal ethology and ecology, combined with work and studies for rural development and nature conservation, and participating in conservation and reintroduction schemes for endangered species, furnishing her experience in handling wild fauna. With regard to academic work, she was awarded certification in Research Competence by the doctoral programme: Animal and Human Behaviour: an Ethological Perspective, by the Complutense University of Madrid. During this period, a highlight was her stay in the Peruvian Amazon, where she carried out a monitoring study for different species of primates, on behalf of the Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology Department of the German Primate Centre (DPZ). She also participated in several conferences, and has collaborated on different scientific publications and papers.

In the field of environmental consultancy, she possesses extensive experience at both national and international level, in carrying out technical fauna monitoring studies, scientific ringing campaigns, using geographical information systems, environmental monitoring for infrastructures of different types and environmental procedures, among others.

Louise Méhauden

Innovation and Participation Technician

With a Master’s in Sociology, specialising in social intervention and policies, Louise has built up 5 years of experience in social participation and innovation projects in both Belgium and Spain. She began her career in Brussels, collaborating with Saint-Louis University, ORCHIS and Réseau MAG asbl on several projects related to health, primary social care, food assistance, employment and disability, both in political, institutional and association contexts.

Since 2017, she has been working in Extremadura and Spain as project technician, on preparing, developing and coordinating local, regional, national and European projects (Horizon 2020, INTERREG POCTEP and SUDOE, LIFE, Operational Groups, etc.). She is a specialist in designing and implementing participation plans, impact evaluations and action plans on both environmental and socioeconomic topics such as climate change, rural depopulation, gender equity, extensive livestock raising, sustainable food and short agrifood chains.

Marta Fernández

Innovation and Participation Technician

Bachelor’s in Environmental Sciences and Master’s in Local and Territorial Development Planning and Management.

Experience as researcher and technician in different projects related to the environment and territorial development. Over recent years, she has worked principally on: local knowledge systems, knowledge coproduction and transfer, knowledge and innovation networks; territorial governance and regional development; identification, evaluation and representation of ecosystem services; agroforestry systems (dehesas/scrub) and indicators to monitor them; threats and dynamics of land use and conservation strategies for Protected Spaces.

Diego Pacheco

Innovation and Participation Technician

Graduated in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering. Training in sustainability, life cycle analysis, carbon footprint, circular economy or eco-labelling through the Innovation and Talent Programme (PIT). Diego works as Innovation and Participation Project Technician, for the sustainable integration of technology in the environment, the promotion of sustainable mobility, energy transition or decarbonisation, through projects such as the development of an automated smart aljibe (water management) or the implementation of innovative projects in Extremadura: biogas, sustainable mobility plans and initiatives for the decarbonisation of the regional industry.

Roberto Ballesteros

Innovation and participation technician

His academic training focussed on Agrobiological Research (Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Extremadura and Master’s in Agriculture from Utah State University, USA).

As professional experience, he has spent 15 years developing agroenvironmental R+D projects: Agricultural Research Service of the Extremadura Regional Government and Nestlé Group (Spain and Brazil).

Since the year 2000, as an independent consultant, he has pursued multisector business innovation projects, focussing on innovation and internationalisation processes for SMEs and MicroSMEs.

Since February 2018, he has supported agroindustrial and agroenvironmental projects as an external collaborator, with a commitment to sustainability, rural development and solutions to rural depopulation. Currently involved in project management within the cultural area of Innogestiona.

Laura Corchero

Environmental Engineering Technician

With a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and specialized in the environmental field, Laura is a committed professional, passionate about wildlife conservation. Both her internship at the National History Museum of the University of Lisbon and her bachelor’s thesis about invasive exotic species, added to her personal interest for the natural world, have resulted in her becoming a qualified biologist for the identification, study and protection of biodiversity.

Her other interests include education and science outreach: she is the author of educational videos produced for the Museum and she is also currently in training to teach in secondary education.

Antonio Román

Innovation and sustainability technician

Degree in Political Science, Management and Public Administration, Master in Rural Development and Specialist in Holistic Management of the Dehesa; Universities of Salamanca, Barcelona and Extremadura and London Metropolitan (LondonMet).
Professional expertise in coordination of digital inclusion and training projects, promotion of critical thinking and social innovation. Trainer of trainers.
Experience in European projects: Erasmus+ KA1 + KA2, LIFE, Horizon 2020 and new Horizon Europe, Creative Europe, and familiar with EU Green Deal, New European Bauhaus, Farm to Fork and Digital Europe strategies. Collaboration with the European Commission -JRC- in the development of competence frameworks for personal, social and labour development (DigComp 2.1 and LifEcomp) and Council of Europe (Internet Governance Forum + EuroDig, youth representative).
Speaker at international events in collaboration with different European networks and institutions.
Director of international volunteering projects in Spain and Germany.
Livestock farmer and CEO at elchozo.com.

Rebeca Vidal

Innovation and participation technician

Bachelor’s in Biological Science and Doctorate in Molecular Biology and Plant Biochemistry from the University of Seville. She has 19 years’ experience in the R+D+i sector, with active experimental participation in different projects related to microbiology and biotechnology, both at national and international level.

During the most recent stage of her career, she has specialised in managing projects in the private sector, successfully opening new lines of innovation in the business world. In addition to her professional activity, her experience in teaching and outreach must be added. She has publications in international scientific journals to her credit and has participated in numerous scientific conferences and seminars on business innovation, of both national and international scope. Her academic training is likewise complemented by a Specialist Diploma in Big Data and Data Science, and has taken advanced courses, basically in lifecycle analysis and molecular biology techniques.

Sara Vargas

Innovation and Participation technician

Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, university specialist in Creation and Commercialisation of Tourist Experiences and with training in preparing European projects. She has collaborated on presenting operational groups and European projects for programmes at regional, national and international level, although her career is tightly bound up with financial justification for projects and a variety of programmes such as Life+, H2020, INTERREG (POCTEP, SUDEO, EUROPE) and Operational Groups, as well as others.

She holds experience in devising communication plans, preparing dissemination material, studies of socioeconomic impact, preparing consortium meetings and documentary management for platforms and the company.

David Serrano

Environmental Engineering Technician

Graduate in Energy Engineering with a specialisation in Renewable Energies from the University of Seville. His academic training is focused on Energy Transition.
David plays the role of Project Technician under the Innovation and Talent Programme oriented to Energy Efficiency in buildings, near-zero energy buildings and renewable energies.

Jorge Vivas

Environmental Engineering Technician

Graduate in mechanical engineering and master's degree in industrial engineering, with experience in preparing, drafting and executing R&D&I projects.
Currently developing the Innovation and Talent Programme focused on energy efficiency in buildings, near-zero energy buildings and renewable energies.

Ernesto Montoya

Graphic designer

Graduate in Graphic Design from the EA of Granada, specialising in press illustration and advanced technician in Applied Sculpture Arts from the EA of Seville.

He has worked as a graphic designer in several communication companies and as a press illustrator for some media such as El País.

He currently works in the area of communication, giving projects a graphic sense.

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