Basque Innovation Agency
Cristina Ugarte is Project Manager at the Basque Innovation Agency, Innobasque. She has been working in the Internationalization Department since 2009, developing projects to promote SME´s R&D&i internationalization in a broad spectrum of areas such as NMP, Transport and Biotechnology. Nowadays, she is the responsible person of NMP and is coordinating the ERA-NET in the field of manufacturing, MANUNET, a dedicated instrument for R&D collaborations across Europe. Innobasque is a not-for-profit organisation created to co-ordinate and drive innovation in the Basque Country, to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. The primary objective of its work is to increase the competitiveness and excellence of Basque industry, promoting the internationalisation of its R&D&i. Prior to holding this position in Innobasque, Ms Ugarte developed her career in the private industry managing quality projects in different European countries.