Silvia was appointed as Industrial and Innovation Engagement Fellow on the Sêr Cymru Solar Initiative in September 2014 to lead Specific’s industrial engagement on PV related projects. She is now named as Program Manager for a large EPSRC grant on photovoltaics. Silvia’s duties and responsibilities involves managing and coordinating the Program Grant as well as the collaborative projects between industrial partners and the scientists at Swansea University and creating new partnerships. She also is involved in establishing and delivering a technology and product roadmaps in the area of Photovoltaics to facilitate its commercialization. She has also had an important role in seeking funding opportunities and submitting grant applications. Silvia has also extensive experience in PV industry from her role as R&D Project Manager and Development Chemist at G24i where she was responsible for the research, development and implementation of new materials and configurations to improve the performance of G24i DSSC modules. She was directly involved in the management of material supply chain, successfully led the bid-writing process for external research funding in several occasions and taken part in business development and marketing activities.