Liliana Fonseca

Policies and Interventions

RUNIN research:

Liliana will explore the role and impact of universities’ participation and engagement in the design of regional innovation policies and strategies.

Host institution

Universidade de Aveiro

Secondment institution

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universiteit Twente

Supervisory team


MSc in Eco-Cities from Cardiff University (Thesis with distinction: Taking back the city – Seeds of Resistance in Community-led Food Growing Initiatives) and BA in Political Science and International Relations from the New University of Lisbon. Editor for the RUNIN Working Paper series and member of the research unit GOVCOPP. Recently awarded the IND+I Science’s Industry and Innovation grant for her paper on “Universities in Innovation Policy-Design: a review of the participation of external actors in the policy process for the creation of public value”. Experience as a business developer and auditor in the private sector (France) and research manager at the New University of Lisbon. Possesses training in SPSS and ArcGIS.