Research & Innovation Services

Dr Ízaro López García

Izaro Lopez Garcia

Dr Ízaro López García
Business Development Manager
Email: i.lopezgarcia@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 3904 

Business Development Manager

Email: i.lopezgarcia@bath.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 3904

As a Business Development Manager, Izaro’s role is to identify, develop and deliver revenue opportunities through partnerships with business and other external organisations. These focus on businesses and innovative business support activities, including European funding sources (Horizon 2020, ESA, etc.), Innovate UK (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships), Collaborative R&D, Catapults, business collaborations and other technology transfer methods. Izaro facilitates, progresses and manages these partnerships from their initiation to completion.

Ízaro’s main responsibilities involve:-

  • Developing and maintaining a strong relationship with national and international funding bodies and business partners.
  • Developing long term strategic collaborative/development partnerships with industry
  • Promoting collaborative opportunities to business, particularly SME’s.
  • Working with the Research Commercialisation Managers
  • Identifying new and emerging research opportunities arising from industry needs and demands. 

Ízaro deals with all academic departments across the University.

Biography:
Ízaro holds a PhD in Soft Condensed Matter Physics by the University of Surrey and MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection Physics by the same university. He has extensive experience in EU funding landscape, which he gathered while working in different projects. More recently, he was innovation manager and project coordinator at Fundació Ticsalut. Previously he was responsible for the commercial department of Fundació Barcelona Media, commercializing ICT solutions across different sectors and EU Funding consultant for 3 years at Organisol, providing assistance to SMEs and RTOs in all aspects related to EU funding based projects.

His areas of knowledge include nano-materials and nanotechnologies, composites, ICT, healthcare, applied mathematics and policy. He also has some experience in Commercial Strategy planning, entrepreneurship and execution and assessments of market opportunities.