Norela Constantinescu is Team Lead Research & Innovation with European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) starting from 2014. She is member of the Governing Board of European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition. Previously she worked for 6 years with European Commission DG Energy leading on the Strategic Energy Technology Plan activities, on low carbon technologies and Smart Cities and Communities. She has a long experience in energy sector acquired both in private and public sectors nationally and internationally. She obtained a Master Degree in energy engineering from University Politechnica Bucharest and she holds an MBA from Vrije Universiteit Brussels Solvay School.