Katerina Zalamova – Smart City Expert & Advisor

Dr. Katerina Zalamova is a recognised Smart Cities expert with a special interest in zero waste infrastructures and the circular economy along with the adoption of digital infrastructures focused on economic development and social change.

With a masters in applied physics and a doctorate materials science Dr. Zalamova, has developed various renowned Smart City Concepts, including, the concepts “smart & social” and “micro-city building” which have been applied in projects such as the EU project Triangulum in Sabadell. She also held the position of academic director for a brief period at the Barcelona Blockchain Institute & Technology.

Along with her Smart City consultancy, Dr. Zalamova runs the think-tank for advanced cities, CREA IDEA LAB, with the objective to transfer new technologies and circular economy knowledge to the new and growing smart societies. At CREA IDEA LAB she also fosters, mentors and supports new smart innovators and young entrepreneurs who she believes will be the next developers and applicators of the new smart cities.

Dr. Zalamova also has a keen research interest in optimisation of data processing, knowledge extraction, Blockchain and AI application in smart city development and Zero Waste logistics, analytics and infrastructure.

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