IGNACIO CASTILLO ORTIZ DE ZARATE

Presentation

Industrial Engineer from the Bilbao School of Engineering (University of the Basque Country), specializing in renewable energy and the environment. University Master´s Degree in Direction and Management of Innovation (2020).

He has more than 6 years of experience in managing Research and Development projects, acquiring extensive collaborative skills in the national territory. During his professional stage he has dealt with the organizational, technical, contractual and economic management of various R&D projects, mainly focused on the automotive, energy, environment and life cycle analysis sectors. Thanks to all this, he has the privilege of being aware of the national innovation ecosystem, helping the surrounding industry to identify and finance its research and innovation activities.

Likewise, his experience as head of business development at Euro Funding has allowed him to acquire extensive knowledge on commercial strategy and projection, market research and team management, strengthening his ability to identify synergies.

In 2020 he joins the CIC energiGUNE business development team to collaborate in the rapprochement between basic research carried out in the center and the industry, supporting researchers in the conception, development, financing and exploitation of the research activity.

Career path

  • 12/2020-today. R&D Project Coordinator at CIC energiGUNE.
  • 03/2019 - 12/2020. North Zone Manager at Euro Funding. Responsible for business development. Search, attract and retain new customers and development of market strategies. Comprehensive Project Management and generation of state and international consortia.
  • 02/2016 - 03/2019. R&D project manager at FI Group. Technical consulting in the management of R&D tax incentives and subsidies in the automotive and energy areas.
  • 02/2015 - 02/2016 Innovative Project Engineer (environment and ecodesign) at Ihobe, Public Society for Environmental Management of the Basque Government.

Academic background

  • Industrial Engineering specializing in Renewable Energies and the Environment from the Higher School of Engineering of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country)
  • Master in Direction and Management of Innovation (UNIR)