Emma Legein joins the IDEA team as a researcher in the innovation, competitiveness and sustainability department. Within IDEA, Emma is able to combine her passion for circular economy with her experience in Research & Innovation policy. She works on a variety of impact studies, evaluation studies, monitoring studies and research projects in Flanders and at European level. Examplary projects are the evaluation of the Excellent Science Pillar of Horizon 2020, impact studies of Research and Technology Organisations such as imec and Flanders Make, the impact of programmes such as the Flemish resilience plan, and so on. Emma also continued to work on circular economy projects; for example on the climate-neutrality of European data centres or DigiPrime, a digital platform aimed to foster circular economy among SMEs.
Shortly before joining IDEA, Emma obtained her Master of Science in Business Engineering (specialization in entrepreneurship and innovation) from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. Here she wrote her master thesis on the circular economy and its impact on business and supply chain resilience.