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Néstor Etxaleku

Senior R&D&I Consultant

Pamplona Office
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Néstor Etxaleku

Néstor Etxaleku holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Public University of Navarra (Spain). He has been working in Zabala Innovation since 2007, and has become an expert in Corporate Innovation Management, R&D Tax Deduction and Environmental Investments, International Bidders, New Business Implementation and Open Innovation. He was responsible for the launch of Zabala’s office in Valencia for 2 years. He is currently a Senior Consultant, expert in the fields of food and beverage, agriculture, bioeconomy, rural development and environment. At Zabala, he has managed several projects and activities, as the internal responsible for European calls. He has been Zabala’s representative in the Spanish Biocluster (SBIOC) and has actively participated in EU-funded projects such as SENSE, which aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of food related processes, or BLOCKCHERS, with the objective of introducing Blockchain technologies in traditional sectors.