Bianca Dragomir

EIT CHANGE Award Jury Member

Bianca Dragomir is an award-winning, cluster expert and public speaker on the power of innovation ecosystems in the green transition. 

She is the first women to be awarded by the European Commission as “European Cluster Manager of the Year” for her work as CEO of the Valencian Cleantech Cluster AVAESEN in Spain, which she currently leads.  

An advisor to the European Commission’s High-Level Industrial Roundtable ‘Industry 2030’ and currently a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Industrial Clusters, she pioneered the launch of the first cleantech start-up accelerator in Spain and expanded it to 12 European countries. Through her work, she accelerated over 400 European climate-related startups. 

Bianca is the leader of the Spanish ClimateLaunchpad, The Global Green Business Idea Competition, and founder of The First European Cluster Accelerator, TheCAP. She also created the initiative to inspire and support a new generation of conscious and impact-driven cluster leaders across Europe and beyond.  

Bianca’s work has been featured in international prominent media (The Independent, Euronews, Politico, La Vanguardia, El País). She has spoken at key international events in over 40 countries.  

Bianca earned two Masters degrees: International Business and European Integration (Universidad de Valencia, Spain) and Business Communication (SNSPA, Romania); she completed studies in Exponential Thinking & Foresight at Singularity University and she frequently collaborates with MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence as well as with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN).