Teresa Cunha has senior international experience with a proven track record of adding significant long-term value to blue-chip clients, public institutions, as well as early-stage companies within the bioeconomy, health and ICT. She is currently senior strategic advisor to Europe Unlimited, where she leads Investment Readiness Programmes. She has strong business acumen (MBA) with specific expertise in Venture Capital, Innovation management, Biochemical Eng/Biotechnology (PhD). For the last 10 years, Teresa has worked closely with the European Venture Capital and Corporate Venturing industry, and has supported many SMEs to receive funding and support, preparing them for partnering with international investors and corporate partners. Teresa has been an advisor to several governmental and corporate entities in the domain of RDI investing. She was an advisor to the Portuguese Government’s Financial Instruments for Innovation Unit Mission for Innovation and Knowledge (UMIC). She has also been a Senior Advisor to Caixa Capital – Caixa Geral de Depósitos of Portugal (a major state owned bank) and an Advisor of the Management board of Caixa Capital in the follow projects: International Venture Club, Venture Capital Hub and PTec (a web-based application for listed Portuguese high-tech start-ups). Teresa has published several scientific papers in international peered review journals and books. She has also various articles in the leading Portuguese newspapers with commentary on venture capital, the biotech industry and technology transfer. She earned her Ph.D. from Technical University of Lisbon (and Lund University, Sweden) and her MBA from New University of Lisbon (Lisbon MBA). She was awarded a Ms. Eng. in Chemistry from the Technical University of Lisbon.