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Óscar Julià, director of innovation and digitalization at Sener, new member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Innobasque


The Basque Agency for Innovation, Innobasque, has made official the appointment this Wednesday in Donostia during its last General Assembly, opened by its president, Manuel Salaverria, and closed by its honorary president, the lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu.

The Basque Innovation Agency, Innobasque, has appointed Óscar Julià, innovation director at Sener, as a new member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The appointment has taken place during the last General Assembly of the association, held in Donostia this Wednesday. This annual meeting is one of the main reference events in the Basque innovation ecosystem. The event was opened by the president of Innobasque, Manuel Salaverria, and closed by its honorary president, the lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu.

The Innobasque Board of Directors is composed of 60 members, experts in strategic areas in R+D+i, such as technology, science, or business management. In this sense, Óscar Julià will contribute with his knowledge and transversal vision of innovation processes, as director of this area in a highly diversified engineering and technology group, with nearly 4,000 employees worldwide.

Óscar Julià is a telecommunications engineer and has completed the Executive Development Program (PDD) at IESE Business School. During his professional career, he has worked in engineering projects in different markets (mobility, aerospace, energy, health and marine), contributing his knowledge in innovation processes and contributing to the development of new products and services. He is currently director of innovation and digitalization at Sener (a company he joined in 2001), a role in which he promotes internal entrepreneurship initiatives, open innovation and the design and implementation of new business models. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the mobility cluster IN-MOVE, is a trustee of the technology centre Tekniker and has served on the boards of ASINCA (Catalan Association of Engineering and Architecture) and (Catalan Association of Telecommunications Engineering and Digital Technologies).

Since its founding in 2007, Innobasque, together with its partners, aims to promote and monitor innovation in the Basque Country. As a member of the Basque Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, it evaluates Basque policies in these matters, as well as the impact and level of internationalization of Basque R&D&I in Europe. In addition, it helps companies to innovate through actions generated by experimentation with its partner organizations.

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