Iñaki San Sebastián

Before seventeen years working in the Technological Centre Fatronik, in 2008 Iñaki San Sebastián assumed the position of General Manager. Two years later, Fatronik with other 7 Technological Centers merged into TECNALIA and he became Deputy Managing Director. On 31 March 2016, the Board of Trustees of TECNALIA Research and Innovation appointed him Managing Director.

His professional career has been always linked to the research field and business, which has enable him to know the Innovation´s needs. In addition, his career has allowed him to study in depth the  Basque, State and European Science and Technology Systems, taking part in the design of any of them.

Throughout his professional career he has belonged and belongs to several relevant national and international committees related to the design and strategy of Science and Technology Systems

Since 2010, he is member of the Executive Board of EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs).

Since 2012, he is also member of the Steering Committee of EARTO and he is currently involved in several on-going initiatives of this Association.

Managing Director of Tecnalia Research & Innovation (ES)

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Annual Conference

The EARTO Annual Conference 2017 will explore new ways and ideas on how RTOs can further contribute to increasing Europe's innovation capabilities and will look at what are the challenges hindering EU's innovation potential and how RTOs, industry, National and EU policy makers can work together towards more growth and jobs in Europe.

About the event

A 2-day Conference
March 29-30, 2017

Conference venue: 

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Arabellastrasse 5
81925 Munich




For general information about the conference, please contact us at:

Luisa Knabe International Business Development Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

luisa.knabe[at]zv.fraunhofer.de +49 (0)89 1205-7327 Hansastrasse 27c 80686 Munich Germany