Verónica Rodríguez García – Verónica is a Dr. of Engineering with 7 years of experience in multidisciplinary academic and professional research, development, and innovation in Materials Science. Throughout her career, she has upgraded the maturity level (TRL) of novel technologies for industrial applications in the architecture, aeronautics, and energy sectors. As a XKIC RIS Project Manager at EIT Manufacturing, her mission is to transfer best practices and strengthen KTI in the EIT RIS regions and Western Balkans by managing and implementing programmes as the award winner pre-accelerator EIT Jumpstarter.