Joaquin Alonso works as a senior project manager at Vice-Chancellorship for International Research (http://research.unir.net). He holds a Law degree from Oviedo University. He’s been working in research management activities for Spanish regional governments, institutions and employers’ associations since 2001. He has worked as Technology Watch and Technology Transfer program manager in Madrid R&D regional system and IRC network. He has also run the R&D regional plan for the Region of Cantabria, including a large experience managing ERDF operative programs and several FP projects. He manages national, European and International research and innovation initiatives within UNIR. He is also member of the BAR Association of Madrid.