Carolina Rodríguez

Promotion Head, ENISA, Empresa Nacional de Innovación

Speaker Bio

I coordinate the promotion area at Enisa, a state-owned company under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Tourism. Enisa promotes the creation, growth and consolidation of Spanish companies, actively participating in the financing of viable and innovative business projects and stimulating the venture capital market through participative loans.

Previously, I was part of the team of the High Commissioner for Spain Entrepreneurial Nation as head of Impact and as general director. The AC/ENE was a leadership body created by the President of the Government in January 2020 whose objective was to place innovative entrepreneurship at the top of the political agenda. With the design of the Spain Entrepreneurial Nation Strategy, we proposed to generate a new economic and social model, through innovative entrepreneurship, and we promoted public policies to set Spain as an innovative nation, a paradise for talent and an attractive destination for investment. We completed this process with the approval of the Startups Law in December 2022.

I also worked for ICEX Spain Exportation and Investments in the promotion of Spanish investments abroad; and later for Invest in Spain, promoting Spain as an attractive destination for foreign investment.