Santiago has a degree in Biology from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has experience in laboratory research activities in biotechnology start-ups, where he learned about European R&D funding frameworks. He then gained experience in project development within Horizon 2020 and has carried out this task for 4 years. Evolution is involved in helping clients bring their innovative ideas to the market with the support of such R&D funding schemes. He is interested in the circular economy and the bioeconomy and in finding intersectoral and international synergies in this field. Santiago enjoys learning innovative concepts that take advantage of the potential of biotechnology to improve the lives of people and their environment.