Olivia Le Boulch
Is attaché for scientific and university cooperation at the French embassy in Austria. She graduated in law from the University of Bordeaux and joined the French Ministry for higher education and research. She has been working in the field of research and higher education at national and European level for almost 10 years, with a focus on technology development in the area of renewable energy, bioenergy, smart cites and social innovation. From 2012 to 2015 she worked at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Energy as legal and policy officer where she managed demonstration projects under the European Framework programmes for research and innovation (FP7 and Horizon 2020) with a strong involvement of industrial partners. She is very committed to facilitating intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue.