Valerie De Leonibus is the Director and has a wealth of expertise in working closely with business incubators, government and European-funded projects involving universities. Valerie has also helped to deliver Innovation support programme and projects. Ranging from innovation measurement methodology and interactive tools to the development of a full business support programme to improve innovation within organizations. She was instrumental in the development of advanced interactive tools to aid innovation, new product development, dissemination of specific knowledge and cohesion between SME’s and support organization. She manages a team of Research Analysts and has a wealth of expertise in scoping and delivering market research projects. Valerie has helped many SME’s to raise funds needed to take business ideas forward. Qualifications: Valerie graduated with a 1st class degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester.