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Isabel Obieta



EIC Programme Manager for Responsible Electronics

Isabel obtained a Master Degree in Physics (Semiconductor Physics) from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and subsequently, earned a Doctoral Degree in Science (Microelectronics-Materials for Sensors) from the University of Navarra (Spain).

She started her career at AT&T Microelectronics transferred to AT&T-Bell Laboratories (USA) in the field of modelling and simulation of electronic components. Back in Spain, she joined one of the leading manufacturers of Power Discrete components, as an R&D Engineer and later, became Manager of Engineering and Production of the Wafer Fab, what gave her a wide picture of the microelectronics industry. At that position, she started her links with the European Commission as the representative of the group in Eurimus (Eureka Initiative for promotion of microsystem uses) Technical Committee.

Several years later, Isabel transitioned to Project Management in the field of Materials and Microtechnologies for Electronics in the largest technology center in Spain, Tecnalia, where she has initiated, managed and coordinated several new initiatives like the Nanotechnologies Program or the Printed Electronics Platform. She has also been Director of several Business Areas leading their market-technology and IP strategy. During all those years, she has been managing a large portfolio of European and private projects in the field of Micro-Nanofabrication, Functional Surfaces, Sensors and Printed Electronics.

All along her career, she has combined her job with activities as expert in innovation by performing Technology Due Diligences, evaluating new business opportunities for Venture capitals and Family offices or as Innovation Radar Expert for EU projects. She holds a title in Expert in Management of Innovation and Technology from Deusto Business School.


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Outreach activities

  1. 30 November 2023 - 1 December 2023
    Chips Act Launch Event
  2. 14 - 17 November 2023
    SEMICON Europe
  3. 8 November 2023
    TechTour Photonics
  4. 7 November 2023
    PIC Summit
    • PM visited several startups at the 2023 PIC summit
    • For more information visit: PIC Summit Europe
  5. 5 - 7 September 2023
    Graphene Week
  6. 3 - 5 September 2023
    IFA Berlin
  7. 6 June 2023
    Grow Digital
  8. 17 May 2023
    ITF IMEC Antwerp
  9. 26 - 27 April 2023
    Workshop on Sustainable Electronics (Grenoble, France)
  10. 17 - 19 April 2023
    Hannover Messe (Hannover, Germany)
  11. 8 March 2023
    TechTour Growth Europe 2023 (Paris, France)
  12. 28 February - 1 March 2023
    LOPEC (Munich, Germany)
  13. 09 February 2023
    EIC Pathfinder & Transition Challenge Info Day
    • Presentation of EIC Pathfinder Challenge on Responsible Electronics
      • Watch full webinar here
    • Presentation of EIC Transition Challenge on Chip-scale optical frequency combs 
      • Watch full webinar here
  14. 24 January 2023
    Webinar "Licensing as exit strategy for the EIC beneficiaries"
    • Organised by EIC Programme Managers Office, with the collaboration of Carles Puente (Fractus SA)
    • Watch full webinar here


  15. 22 - 27 September 2022
    EIC Challenges Workshop with Member States
    • Organised by the Programme Managers' Office 
    • Please find individual reports and Power Point presentations for the session here
  16. 10 - 12 October 2022
    International Conference & Exhibition on Green Flexible Printed Electronics Industry (ICEFPE22), Athens (EL)
  17. 15 - 18 November 2022
    Fast Forward Startup Platform
  18. 24 - 26 November 2022
    European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS 2022)