European Commission
Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Carmen Vela Olmo

Carmen Vela Olmo
State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness

Carmen Vela is the Spanish State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation since January 2012. Before her election, she was CEO at INGENASA, a biotechnology company based in Madrid (Spain) and devoted to Animal Health.

She is a biochemist with more than 30 years’ experience in Immunology, Virology and related fields. She is author of numerous publications and patents granted in EU and US.

She was member, among others, of the Advisory Group of PEOPLE, the External Advisory Committee of EUREKA and President of the Spanish.



Bioeconomy: An approach from Spain
The main content is the currently design of the new Spanish Strategy of Bioeconomy. The explanation of the different perspectives: technological, economical, social and legal.