Clarelisa is coordinating EBN’s activities in two projects, namely FIBIA and Eureka E!nnoVest. The first is aimed at Fostering Inclusive Business Incubation and Acceleration in Europe, supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, where EBN’s Quality System is being adapted to capture the level of inclusiveness of business support organisations in Europe. Whereas the second one, has the objective of bridging the financing gap between SMEs and investors, and involves the organisation of several awareness-raising and coaching/mentoring activities.
She previously worked in the EUBIC Services Department where she contributed to the provision of sound and professional services to over 150 European Business Innovation Centres (EUBICs). She gained extensive knowledge on innovative entrepreneurship and business support practices through her support to the management of the EBN Quality System. She contributed to the annual collection of data and elaboration of benchmarking reports for three years in a row as well as supported the organisation of EBN’s annual TechCamp, where incubation and acceleration practitioners from EU|BICs in Europe and beyond come together for mutual learning, experience exchange and enhancement of technical know-how.
Clarelisa completed a Masters in Management at Imperial College London (2014) after achieving an undergraduate degree in History and International Relations (2012) from the University of Exeter.
Of Italian-Venezuelan nationality, Clarelisa was brought up in several countries among Latin America and Europe, making her very open-minded and able to adapt to any given situation. She is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, French and advanced level Portuguese.