Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano

Founder and Managing Director

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano is the Managing Director of the PublicTech Lab at IE University and has more than 12 years of professional experience, working on government affairs, international development and public innovation. In 2017, she spent a year at MIT studying the relationship among entrepreneurial innovation, technology, and public service delivery, and the use of open innovation methodologies for the public sector. Previously, she worked as the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), supporting the Secretary on the relationship with the 48 shareholder countries and helping in the political and strategic decision-making process of the institution.

Idoia has developed her professional career in countries such as Uruguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, Spain and the United States. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a JD from the Universidad de Comillas (ICADE).