These professionals represent their development agencies in EURADA’s Board of Directors. The Board is the governing body legally responsible for EURADA’s activities, it sets the major decisions and the general policy orientation of the association at each General Assembly.

META-GroupRepresented by Andrea DI ANSELMO
Since 1993, META has delivered projects worldwide in the field of Research & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Finance. It has served over 300 clients including European Commission and Development Banks, national and regional governments, development agencies, public & private investors, start-ups & entrepreneurs in more than 800 projects and has invested over 60 million euro in over 100 startups. Located in Terni, Italy META Group is represented by Andrea Di Anselmo.
Kainuun Etu
Kainuun Etu Represented by Antti TOIVANEN
Kainuun Etu’s task is to support the development of the economic structure in Kainuu, as well as to help the region’s businesses in key industries companies to develop business skills, competitiveness, internationalization, growth, and cooperation. It also aims at developing key clusters and their operating conditions. Located in Kajaani, Finland. Kainuun Etuu is represented by Antti Toivanen.
IDEARepresented by Carmen SILLERO
The Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA, is the regional development Agency of the Andalusian Government, an instrument primarily specialized in the promotion of innovation in the Andalusian society. The headquarters of IDEA is located in Sevilla, and it is represented by Carmen Sillero in the Board of Directors.
SPRIRepresented by Juan Domingo OLABARRI
The SPRI Group is the business development agency of the Basque Government and exists for its vocation of service to the business fabric of the Basque Country. Their objective is to give support and impetus to Basque companies, whatever their size, sector and situation. The SPRI Group manages 70% of the budget of the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government (Agriculture and Fisheries excluded), and it is distributed through services, programs, investments and subsidies. SPRI is located in Bilbao, and the agency is represented by Juan Ollabarri.
ADRALRepresented by Rui BARROSO
ADRAL is a regional structure established on 18th June of 1998 because of a wide partnership, composed by several entities, both public and private, with relevant experience in all sectors of economic, social, research and development activities, geographically spread and deeply acquainted of local and regional reality. Being a Joint Stock Company, the agency doesn´t foresee liquid profits to the shareholders, which means that the mission of the Organization corresponds in practice to those of non – profit bodies. One of the major tasks of ADRAL is the cooperation with all local agencies, promoting common initiatives and projects on behalf of companies and territory competitiveness. They are in Évora, Portugal and are represented by Rui Barroso.
OKARepresented by Mevlüt ÖZEN
The Central Black Sea Development Agency is a member of the Central Maritime Development Agency in the framework of the Law on the Establishment, Coordination and Duties of Development Agencies No. 5449 “to develop cooperation between the public sector, the private sector and non-governmental organizations, to ensure the effective and effective use of resources and to mobilize local potential, Is a public institution established by the Decree of the Council of Ministers dated 10.11.2008 and No. 2008/14306 with the aim of accelerating regional development, ensuring its sustainability in accordance with its principles and policies and reducing regional and intra-regional development disparities. The institution, which was appointed Secretary General in August 2009, has made the first staff recruitment in October 2009. The agency, which is based in Samsun, serves today with the Investment Support Offices located in Amasya, Çorum, Samsun and Tokat provinces. They’re represented by Mevlüt Özen.
ADERepresented by Miguel Angel GARRIDO
ADE is the Innovation, Business Financing and Internationalisation Agency of Castilla y León, Spain. With a staff of more than 200 people, it gives financial support and offers specialized services to the companies of one of the largest regions in Europe. ADE manages a substantial part of the Operational Program ERDF 2014-2020 and participates actively in European projects to enhance competitiveness and innovation. ADE is the founder and the coordinator of the Working Group on Industry 4.0 within EURADA. The headquarters are in Arroyo de la Encomienda (Valladolid) and there are branches in each of the 9 provinces. ADE is represented by Miguel Ángel Garrido in the Board of Directors and by Wim Martens in the Working Group 4.0.
IZKARepresented by Sena GÜRSOY
There are 26 development agencies in total in Turkey. İzmir Development Agency (İZKA), since its establishment in 2006, has been working in all fields of social, economic and cultural development of İzmir region, together with private sector, public bodies and other stakeholders. İZKA’s main activities include regional planning and strategy development, clustering and innovation policy development and implementation, promoting İzmir’s business, investment and tourism opportunities and providing financial and technical support. It is represented by Sena GÜRSOY.
INFO Murcia
INFO MurciaRepresented by Lucía HUERTAS
Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO) is the Development Agency of the Region of Murcia. INFO is the government’s body of the Region of Murcia in charge of providing support to companies and regional innovation. INFO is responsible for coordinating most aspects of regional economic development and establishing an environment that favors corporate competitiveness through regional industrial planning, technical and financial assistance to SMEs, setting up of technological infrastructures and business centers, innovation and technology transfer, cluster development, export promotion, entrepreneurship and foreign investment attraction.
IVACERepresented by Rafael ESCAMILLA
The Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) is a public entity of the Valencian government attached to the Regional Department of Economy, Industry, Tourism and Employment. The objectives of the Institute are managing industrial policy of the Government and business support for innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalisation and attracting investment and promoting technological clusters, industrial safety products and industrial facilities, metrology, vehicles and businesses and promoting savings, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, as well as the management of the regional government’s energy policy.
IAFRepresented by Rafael SANCHEZ
The Instituto Aragonés de Fomento (IAF) (Aragonese Promotion Institute) is the public agency for regional development of the Government of Aragon. It was created in 1984 to promote economic development initiatives, support enterprises, inward investments, support and development of Aragonese innovation, supporting competitive improvement, business excellence programmes, training programmes by supporting the talent attraction, entrepreneurship and creation of companies in the territory.
ERVETRepresented by Roberta DALL'OLIO (President)
Emilia-Romagna Territorial Economic Development SpA is the company “in house” of Emilia-Romagna Region, which operates as an agency for territorial development in support of the Region, according to the regional law n. 26/2007 (amending the previous 25/1993 and no. 5/2003) and the Regional Law 14 of July 18, 2014. The company referred to the region’s majority shareholder is non-profit and operates in accordance with the guidelines established by the Emilia-Romagna Region, in the framework of regional programming choices and planning, cooperation between the Region and the local authorities, enhancement concertation with the economic and social forces, to the support of the Emilia-Romagna region in the implementation of coordinated actions to promote sustainable economic development and qualification of the region. They are located in Bologna, Italy and are represented by Roberta Dall’Olio.
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish EnterpriseRepresented by Rob CLARKE
Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. They work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy. They are seated in Glasgow, Great- Britain and are represented by Rob Clarke.
Bielsko-BialaRepresented by Stanisław GINDA
Regional Development Agency in Bielsko-Biala is a public company with mixed capital, whose shareholders are: Municipality of Bielsko-Biala, units of local governments and enterprises operating in the region Bielsko. The objectives of the Agency are carried out with the funds of shareholders, the proceeds of their own business and other forms of financial support, including funds and programs available at national level and the European Union. The Agency’s mission is to provide the highest quality service by activation of endogenous potential and the use of available assistance programs, funded by national and foreign, in particular from the European Union. They are located in Poland and are represented by Stanislaw Ginda.
ASTERRepresented by Valeria BANDINI
ASTER is the consortium dell ‘Emilia-Romagna for innovation and technology transfer to the service of companies, universities and the territory. Its members are the Emilia-Romagna Region, Universities, Research Institutes of CNR, ENEA, INFN operating in the region and the chamber system. It promotes industrial research as the main engine of sustainable economic development, in harmony with the growth and social welfare and collaborates with business associations for the development of joint strategies and actions between research and industry. Always laboratory of innovation at national and international level, ASTER works to do in Emilia-Romagna region a dynamic, inclusive and sustainable. They are located in Bologna, Italy and are represented by Valeria Bandini.
ADR Nord-Est Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Est Romania
ADR Nord-Est Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Est Romania Represented by Bogdan-Alexandru CHELARIU
HIE Highlands and Islands Enterprise
HIE Highlands and Islands EnterpriseRepresented by Rob CLARKE
IDEPA Instituto de Desarrollo Economico del Principado de Asturias (ES)
IDEPA Instituto de Desarrollo Economico del Principado de Asturias (ES)Represented by Eva PANDO
İSTKA Istanbul Development Agency
İSTKA Istanbul Development Agency Represented by Serkan KORKMAZ ARSLAN
JOSEK Joensuu Regional Development Company Ltd
JOSEK Joensuu Regional Development Company LtdRepresented by Pekka NUUTINEN
Karacadag Development Agency
Karacadag Development AgencyRepresented by Hasan MARAL
SVDA Struttura Valle d’Aosta s.r.l
SVDA Struttura Valle d’Aosta s.r.lRepresented by Thierry Massimo ROSSET
Oost NV
Oost NVRepresented by Theo FÖLLINGS
EU-Mentor Non-profit KftRepresented by Tamas GYULAI