IV Employment Congress 2021


Maria Saiz

Maria Saiz

EChairwoman of Basque Entrepreneurship Observatory EEB-OVE

Professor at University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Faculty of Business and Economics

Executive Director of GEM Basque Country, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research member, since 2004

Management Committee in GEM Spain

Director of Entrepreneurship MBA: MBAe3 University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

Rearcher. Research Group ECYS.14, Promoting the Circular and Sustainable Economy in the Basque Country based on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Researcher ERASMUS + Reinventing Mentoring in Arts Management and ERASMUS + VI-TRAIN-Crafts

Mentor in Youth Business Spain/Laboral Kutxa

Academic committee of Startinnova (Entrepreneurship Program in secondary)

Outstanding mention for the impulse of university-business policies, Spanning Boundaries (UIIN)

Accreditation evaluator of ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities)

D. External Relationship UPV/EHU (2007-2014). D. and founder of the Spin off programme ZITEK. Management of 3 incubators for technology-based spin offs. Definition of policies and programs to promote entrepreneurship, amongst other: Bus Emprende, Etorkizulan, Think Big and the Summer School for teachers who encourage the entrepreneurial attitude. Leader of 8 Leonardo Da Vinci Programs, Epez

She holds 40 publications about entrepreneurship (scientific articles, books, book's chapters and monographs). Lecturer in Master classes in 7 masters, amongst them the BIO ALL, Master in Biomedical Research, Blockchain and Criptoeconomy or Circular Economy