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Jose Mª Zabala

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José Mª Zabala

Jose Mª Zabala holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leuven (Belgium, 1968-73) and a PhD in Applied Natural Sciences from the University of Leuven (1973-1976). He is the President of Zabala Innovation, a leading consulting firm in business innovation management, which currently has a team of over 250 individuals and 13 offices (PAMPLONA headquarters – BARCELONA – BILBAO – BOGOTA – BORDEAUX – BRUSSELS – LONDON – MADRID – PARIS – SEVILLA – VALENCIA – VIGO – ZARAGOZA), and provides services to more than 8,000 business clients, technology centres, universities and administrations. In recent years, he has carried out over forty studies for the European Commission and for different ministries. José Mª Zabala founded Zabala Innovation in 1986, and since then, decided to focus on Europe, participating in the first Framework Programme of the European Commission. With over 30 years of experience, Zabala has established itself as a benchmark in innovation management, achieving a return in European funding for its clients that exceeds 400 million euros in the H2020 programme.