Our Team for Spain
Meet Bianca, our National Lead for Spain!
What is your background?
As Director at AVAESEN Cluster and Lead of the Climate-KIC Accelerator Spain and ClimateLaunchpad since their inception, I have supported the internationalisation of more than 100 SMEs and the creation of more than 300 green startups across Europe since 2012. Currently European Cluster Manager of the Year 2016 and Ambassador for European Clusters in 2017-2018, I am closely working with Europe’s clusters to pave their way towards green growth through innovation.
Why did you become a country lead?
Because it is synonim to good vibe, it inspires and brings together the best-in-class entrepreneurs of Europe. Because ClimateLaunchpad turns you into a larger self.
Why do you think this competition is so important?
ClimateLaunchpad is simply the most exciting experience ever! With an impressive network of innovators, world-class coaches and an inspiring atmosphere, participants have so much fun while learning how to transform their cleantech idea into a business success.
How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?
AVAESEN is one of Europe’s most innovative clusters, awarded with the ‘cluster excellence label’ by the European Comission in 2012. We connect our cleantech business members with partners, clients, investors worldwide and turn them into global exporters of green technologies. We grow the sector through supporting cleantech entrepreneurs and start-ups in the energy, water, waste management, smart cities, circular economy sectors.