Cristina Barragan has a degree in Communication Studies and an MBA from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
She has over 15 years of experience in the field of management of research, development and innovation projects in various application areas, including the whole life cycle of the project in accordance with the requirements of the funding agencies.
She has worked in the field of European projects at the Open University of Catalonia, participating in the implementation of research projects, and as R+D+i Projects Promoter at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Terrassa Health Consortium.
She has been director of the Projects Area at Leitat Technology Center, where she established the European Projects Office, helping the Centre to reach remarkable results in FP7.
She has participated as a lecturer in numerous courses and conferences related to the management of European research projects and she has been a member of the jury of TR35 Spain 2012 Awards, of Technology Review.