Catherine Collins is Communications Manager and Editor for META Group, the GEN Italy hub. META promotes innovation throughout Europe by providing advice to governments, coaching to entrepreneurs, and investing in high-risk, high-growth start-ups. Before joining META, Catherine worked as a science journalist, where she covered topics from tech to dinosaurs to ecology. She has spent the last five years working within the Brussels 'bubble' for a range of organisations, including the European Parliament, the European Commission's Horizon Magazine and DeHavilland. Catherine comes from Ireland originally and holds a B.Sc in Marine Science and a MA in Journalism.