Diana Rucinschi works project officer in the European Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) on the EU funding scheme – SME Instrument, with a focus on ICT companies. She works with a portfolio of innovative, ambitious and successful companies, supporting them to grow and go to the market. Furthermore, she is also involved in the business acceleration services, helping the companies to network with top-class investors. Prior to SME Instrument, she was Financial Officer on Phare funds and prior to this, journalist in Romania. Diana has an educational background in Economics (International Relations) and European Economic Integration.