Paola Testa is a Principal Consultant at VVA Economics & Policy.
Paola has 7+ years of experience performing research, consulting and project management in academic, institutional and business environments, leading strategic planning and market development teams. Delivered results relevant for international academic audience, impactful actionable strategic recommendations to industrial and institutional clients in Europe.
Paola has conducted evaluations, impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis and other supported studies for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Union Agency for Space programme, associations and commercial players mainly active in space downstream.
Recent relevant studies that she has managed include SuguS, i.e. a project aiming at the development of a new solution for E-GNSS U-space service, the 7th issue of the EUSPA report and more.
Paola obtained a bachelor and a master of sciences in economics and social sciences from Bocconi University. Paola is also a PhD candidate in strategy and marketing at the Toulouse Business Scholl, where she is about to defend her thesis on innovation in the space economy.
Paola is fluent in English and French, and she is Italian native speaker, making her comfortable in international environments.