Carmen Sillero Illanes is specialised on European affairs and International cooperation. Nowadays she is deeply involved in the analysis and application of the Smart Specialisation concept to peripherical regions, and naturally to Andalusia.
She is Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes at the Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía IDEA. As Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes she is in charge of the Regional Planning Department, the International Programmes Area and the Analysis and Evaluation Unit. Among other resposibilies, she coordinates the Technical Secretary, which is designing the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of Andalusia, RIS3ANDALUCIA.