Niki-Artemis Spyridaki holds a MSc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She is a PhD researcher and her research profile lies within energy policy mechanisms and technologies, policy interactions analysis, quantitative policy evaluation and statistical engineering analysis. Her background includes senior-research experience in the Energy Efficiency sector and knowledge of engineering software (e.g. Autocad, Photovoltaic Simulation Program), statistical analysis packages (SPSS, Fuzzy set- Qualitative Comparative Analysis software – fs/QCA 3.0) and modelling software (MATLAB). She has been a lead researcher for 6 years in Researcher projects funded by the EC (Horizon, F P7, IEE) and has 9 publications in high impact international scientific Journals and many announcements at international conferences / events etc. She currently participates in the Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Framework Programmes, “CARISMA” and “PROSPECT”, focusing on the techno-economic assessment of national energy efficiency policy mechanisms and benchmarking EU cities’ capacity for innovative finance.