Sheron Shamuilia is mad about mountains, music and technology, and interested in creating the future instead of predicting it. Originally from Iran, she has lived in Belgium for over 30 years (with a pit stop in the US).
After several years as KU Leuven researcher, Shamuilia joined KU Leuven Research and Development in 2012 where she was responsible for R&D collaborations, IP protection, and exploitation of research results. After that, she was active as independent advisor where she focused on R&D tax and grants incentives, venture creation and investment, and new partnership scouting and building. Before joining the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, she oversaw the partnership activities across Huawei's network of 18 European R&D facilities, and was board member of TEDxLeuven and Happonomy.
Currently, Shamuilia is a member of the European Commission’s Competence Center on Technology Transfer providing policy support to DGs, regional and local authorities and relevant stakeholders in following main areas: technology transfer capacity building, financial instruments for technology transfer and innovation ecosystems & clusters.
She holds a PhD in semiconductor physics and a postgraduate in corporate finance, in addition to being a qualified European Patent Attorney and Certified Licensing Professional.