Begoña Pérez-Villarreal

Business Director of the Food Research Division at AZTI

Begoña Pérez-Villarreal is the Business Director of the Food Research Division at AZTI (, she has been involved in R&D&I activities and technology transfer to the food industry, particularly in the SME area, concerning quality issues and product development for 25 years. She is at present the Interim Director of Innovation at EIT-Food ( She has published 75 articles and is co-author of 5 new food products patents. Her research interest the last years has been focused on authentication, traceability and sustainability of the food chain, and prospective analysis of trends for the food sector.

She is the chair of the Executive Board of the European Association for Food Safety (, member of different scientific committees: the Spanish Observatory of the Bioeconomy, European Sensory Science Society, Spanish Society of Microbiology, and collaborates with several European Technological Platforms: FoodforLife, European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP), European Fisheries Technology Platform (EFTP).


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