Amaia Arrizabalaga is graduated in Industrial Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering of Vitoria-Gasteiz (University of the Basque Country). During her last academic year, she was part of the university´s laboratory team where she collaborated in the study of environmental problems, specifically air pollution.

She began her professional career in the automotive industry as a quality technician, and later on, she had the opportunity to develop her skills in the field of consultancy, helping the surrounding industry in the management of R&D&I projects in different technological fields, mainly focused on the energy, chemical and automotive sectors.

With more than three years of experience in the management and technical development of R&D&I projects, in 2021 she joined the Business Development area of CIC energiGUNE as R&D Project Coordinator.

Career path

  • 03/2021 - R&D Project Coordinator at CIC energiGUNE.
  • 02/2018 - 03/2021 - R&D Project Manager International at Euro-Funding. Identification of R&D&I projects in different technological fields, as well as analysis, preparation and management of projects for tax deductions and subsidies for R&D&I activities.
  • 11/2016 - 08/2017 - Quality Technician at Bridgestone Hispania S.A.
  • 09/2015 - 07/2016 - Laboratory Technician at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Academic background

  • Degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering from the School of Engineering of Vitoria-Gasteiz (UPV/EHU).
  • Master in Project Management (UNIR) - Currently

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