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Luis Barbosa

Jury and Mentor @ European Commission – EIC Accelerator

I am a seasoned C-suite executive with a 20-year career spanning Venture Capital, Innovation, and Digital Transformation, holding key roles at Ford, Volkswagen, Orange, and France Telecom. Presently, I contribute as a Venture Capital Jury member and expert evaluator for the European Commission’s EIC and EDF, and mentor at EU – EIC Tech to Market Venture Building for startups and scale-ups. My academic journey includes a PhD research position and affiliations with INSEAD and MIT, alongside global university lectureships. Passionate about driving results through people, I am committed to creating impactful digital solutions. My experience across diverse sectors enables me to foster innovation and guide future leaders.

Industry Expertise

Logistics, Manufacturing, Mobility, Retails, Deep Tech

Experienced in

B2B & B2C

Business Expertise

Business Development, Funding, IT, Marketing, Operations, Product, Sales, Strategy, Acceleration and Market traction, Digital Transformation and Change Management

Companies previously worked with

Corporates: Adidas, Nike, Volkswagen AG and Ford Automotive
Startups: Axelera, Superchip, Rope Robotics