Andreea Strachinescu is Head of Unit of New Energy Technologies and Innovation at the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission and is responsible for the development of policy and actions on non-nuclear energy research and innovation. The core files for which she is in charge are the Strategic Energy Technology Plan, the energy research and innovation strategy of the EU and H2020, the main financing instrument of research and innovation at EU level. Prior to joining the European Commission, she worked in the public service in economic development and international cooperation, trade policies and actions. Andreea Strachinescu studied mechanical engineering and business administration in Bucharest, Romania and she has a Master of Science in International Affairs from H.E.C. Montreal, Canada.