Inna Petrenko

Senior Innovation Consultant

Inna Petrenko is a senior innovation consultant with more than 20 years of experience in private and public sector development, business innovation and sustainable economic growth. Specialised in digital economy, impact investment and international cooperation in R&D&I.

About Inna

Inna Petrenko is an experienced Senior Innovation Consultant with more than 20 years of experience in private and public sector development, business innovation and sustainable economic growth. Her expertise covers the digital economy, impact investment, R&D&I cooperation and internationalisation. Inna has a proven track record in SME ecosystem development and R&D&I, especially in sustainable innovation, start-up support and incubation.

She is currently working with ICATALIST, where she brings her extensive knowledge in climate change and sustainability, circular economy and climate change adaptation. She plays a key role in the implementation of projects and studies focusing on innovation and nature-based solutions, investment and market uptake. Her work in maximising the impact of project results is remarkable, especially in the context of the ARSINOE H2020 project.

Inna’s career is marked by significant contributions to economic recovery and resilience, particularly in the development and implementation of SME programmes with a focus on financing and incubation tools. Her management experience, spanning more than 15 years, includes roles as COO of TA projects and H2020 Project Manager, HEU. She is also recognised for her expertise in training and education, having developed several training programmes and e-learning projects.
Her academic credentials include a PhD in Finance (Investment in Sustainable Development) from Zhytomyr State Polytechnic University, Ukraine, and an extensive background in languages and philology. Inna is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Spanish and German, reflecting her international experience and ability to interact with diverse stakeholders.

Inna’s combination of strategic vision, technical expertise and commitment to sustainable development make her an invaluable asset to ICATALIST and the innovation and sustainability sector in general.

"Climate change is an inevitable and unstoppable consequence of the human consumerist lifestyle, which must now become our past. Our future is possible only with an immediate transformation towards conscious consumption and the preservation of nature, which could improve the quality of life of all living beings and the entire planet."

- Inna Petrenko

Current positions

Senior Innovation Consultant, ICATALIST (Spain)

Senior Innovation Consultant, Enrich Global (France)

Country lead (Azerbaijan) within Global Service Facility for EC Directorate-General on R&I, GAC Group (France)

About Inna

Inna Petrenko is an experienced Senior Innovation Consultant with more than 20 years of experience in private and public sector development, business innovation and sustainable economic growth. Her expertise covers the digital economy, impact investment, R&D&I cooperation and internationalisation. Inna has a proven track record in SME ecosystem development and R&D&I, especially in sustainable innovation, start-up support and incubation.

She is currently working with ICATALIST, where she brings her extensive knowledge in climate change and sustainability, circular economy and climate change adaptation. She plays a key role in the implementation of projects and studies focusing on innovation and nature-based solutions, investment and market uptake. Her work in maximising the impact of project results is remarkable, especially in the context of the ARSINOE H2020 project.

Inna’s career is marked by significant contributions to economic recovery and resilience, particularly in the development and implementation of SME programmes with a focus on financing and incubation tools. Her management experience, spanning more than 15 years, includes roles as COO of TA projects and H2020 Project Manager, HEU. She is also recognised for her expertise in training and education, having developed several training programmes and e-learning projects.
Her academic credentials include a PhD in Finance (Investment in Sustainable Development) from Zhytomyr State Polytechnic University, Ukraine, and an extensive background in languages and philology. Inna is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Spanish and German, reflecting her international experience and ability to interact with diverse stakeholders.

Inna’s combination of strategic vision, technical expertise and commitment to sustainable development make her an invaluable asset to ICATALIST and the innovation and sustainability sector in general.

"Climate change is an inevitable and unstoppable consequence of the human consumerist lifestyle, which must now become our past. Our future is possible only with an immediate transformation towards conscious consumption and the preservation of nature, which could improve the quality of life of all living beings and the entire planet."

- Inna Petrenko

Current positions

Senior Innovation Consultant, ICATALIST (Spain)

Senior Innovation Consultant, Enrich Global (France)

Country lead (Azerbaijan) within Global Service Facility for EC Directorate-General on R&I, GAC Group (France)

Featured projects

Natalie

Accelerating and integrating transformative nature-based solutions to improve resilience to climate change in diverse European biogeographic regions.

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ARSINOE

Climate resilient regions through systemic solutions and innovations.
Contribute to fostering the sustainability and growth of the innovation ecosystem.

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