EIT Health Spain appoints Izabel Alfany new Operations and Business Development Lead
EIT Health Spain, Spanish hub of the largest health innovation network in Europe, has appointed Izabel Alfany as operations and business development lead, a newly created position effective November 2021. She has more than 16 years’ experience in life sciences and health and has dedicated the latest 10 years to innovation and international collaboration in this field.
Under her new position, Izabel will lead, together with the managing director, Cristina Bescós, the strategy development and will manage the organization’s operations. She will also coordinate open innovation programmes and will consolidate sustainability initiatives at EIT Health Spain, based in the Barcelona Science Park.
Izabel has worked as a co-chair of the MedTech working group at EARTO, advocating for RTO’s interests in the European funding programmes, while reinforcing their position as key stakeholders. She also represented the Spanish members at the Strategy Board of Innovation at EIT Health.
Besides, she has being supporting the EU Commission since 2015, as an independent expert, in proposals’ evaluation and projects’ review.