María López Valdés

María López Valdés

María López Valdés holds a Mathematics degree, a Computer Science Ph.D. from the University of Zaragoza, and an MBA from the IE Business School. She is the CEO and co-founder of Bitbrain, a leading neurotechnology company in the development of advanced brain monitoring equipment and brain-computer interfaces for scientific research and health. In 2023, Bitbrain was awarded Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Technology 2023 by the Innovative Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies for the application of neurotechnology and AI to the prevention of neurological disorders.


As a strategic leader, María is part of the Board of Management of Ibercaja Banco and the Board of AIITIP Technology Center, an advisory member of the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza, and an expert in Netexplo, an international observatory of trends in the digital world.


In addition, she is a regular speaker at forums on innovation, scientific research, and entrepreneurship, and collaborates as a researcher and lecturer at numerous academic institutions such as Imperial College London, the University of Bremen, the Complutense University of Madrid, and IE Business School.


Ranked 5th in the Choiseul Institute’s “100 Economic Leaders for Tomorrow” ranking in Spain, her leadership and innovative vision have earned her more than 20 national and international awards, including the Anita Börg Award from Google and the Ibero-American Innovation Award from the Ibero-American General Secretariat.

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