Elena Contioso-Fleming joined EIT Digital as the Madrid Co-Location Centre Manager in 2018. Before being appointed as Interim Regional Director South, Elena was the Ecosystem Lead for Southern Europe based in Spain.

She started her career with startups simultaneously working as an entrepreneur in Germany. Prior to her current role, she worked as General Manager at FIUS, the Research Foundation of the University of Seville. At the International Campus of Excellence Andalucía TECH, she was accountable for the execution, operations, and budgetary control.

Over the last decade and a half she has held management roles in the domains of technology transfer, research and innovation.

She holds a MSc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Seville. In 2011, she enrolled in the Management Development Programme for International Centres of Excellence at the EOI Business School.