Natalie is heading Research and Innovation projects at Enercoutim within digitalisation in the energy domain. She is based in Lisbon, with the Solar Demonstration platform and Solar Lab projects located in the Algarve region. She is developing spin-off ventures in digitalisation of energy. The Solar Demonstration Platform was co-founded in 2011 and established an innovative shared renewable infrastructures awards nominated model.
Natalie contributes her expertise as a chair of WG 1 on Grids ETIP-SNET and Chairs Working group Energy in the Alliance of IoT Innovation (AIOTI). She is actively engaged in HorizonEurope program and manages a number of projects related to big data in energy and interoperability. She also serves as an advisory board member for R&I projects and through mentorship programs. www.smarterschool.eu is a spin-off solution focused on bringing digital energy solutions and IEQ solutions within public and private sectors - spin off from the H2020 research project.
Natalie holds MBA from U of Rochester, Simon school and U of Bern; MSEng in Sustainable Energy Systems from MIT Portugal Program (IST/MIT). The research interests are within renewable energy systems digitalisation, Internet of Things impact on energy systems and the related socio-economic impact issues within energy communities.