Avaesen Cluster (The Valencian Cleantech Cluster)
Bianca Dragomir inspires energy and passion for what she loves to do – build open, fresh, bold, entrepreneurship-driven ecosystems Europe-wide, inspire leaders of leaders and generate cleantech innovation across Europe and beyond.
Awarded as ‘European Cluster Manager of the Year 2016-2018’ by the European Commission, being the first woman to win this prize, Bianca is CEO at AVAESEN Cluster, one of Spain’s leading cleantech clusters, since 2013.
She launched the first climate-specific start-up accelerator in Spain and expanded it across 12 European countries, in a partnership with EIT Climate-KIC. She is Founder of the first Spanish Think Thank Smart Cities and Leader of ClimateLaunchpad Spain, the Global Green Business Idea Competition, since 2014.
Currently a member of the European High Level Industrial Roundtable ‘Industry 2030’, Bianca assists European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, and European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, in developing a smart, innovative and sustainable industrial strategy for the future of Europe.
Bianca holds a Master in International Business and European Integration (University of Valencia, Spain) and a Master in Business Communication (National School of Political and Administrative Sciences, Bucharest, Romania).