Matilda is a PhD Researcher in Industrial Innovation& Low-Carbon Technologies at the Brussels School of Governance. Matilda has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Lund University (Sweden), part of which she obtained through exchange programmes at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Her past work has focused primarily on decarbonisation of the European steel, cement and concrete industries. She has also been consulting as a Senior Advisor to the Industrial Innovation for Competitiveness (i24C), an initiative by the European Climate Foundation.
Within the scope of her PhD in Economics, Matilda conducts research on how business model innovations can drive increased circularity and mitigate emissions from the EU energy intensive industries. Her research aims at tackling the complex decarbonisation challenge that these sectors are facing through development of more sustainable business models and new, low-carbon value chains, that contribute to driving competitiveness of the region. She is engaged in several different projects on industrial decarbonisation, such as development of new value chains for concrete recycling, innovation assessment of low-carbon process technologies, industrial policy mapping, and development of a roadmap for a Flemish low-carbon industrial transition. The projects include development of recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders on how to decarbonise the EU energy intensive industries. During 2019, she volunteers as a leader and trainer at the youth development programme Leadership for Sustainable Development, where she is training young leaders to develop their leadership skills in line with Agenda 2030.