Marta Abrantes studied Pharmaceutical Sciences as a pre-Bologna BSc. Afterwards, she pursued a PhD in chemistry, a postdoctoral position with a Humboldt fellowship in the Technical University of Munich and 2 research associate positions in Engineering Schools in Portugal (FEUP and IST) developing research in the area of sustainable chemistry. Additionally, she was engaged in teaching and science spreading activities. In 2014, she was challenged to become International Affairs Manager for the international EIT InnoEnergy Programs at IST. Marta Abrantes integrated from 2016 to 2022 the coordination team of the Master in Energy Engineering and Management at IST while continuing teaching activities. Currently, Marta Abrantes is Auxiliary Researcher supporting the development of emerging innovation initiatives at IST. She is completing a MSc in Political Science and International Relations (Nova FCSH).