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Xavier Salazar joined EGI Foundation in July 2022 as Senior Strategy and Innovation Officer, after more than 15 year as innovation, strategy support, project manager and business developer in both industry and public sectors. Prior to joining EGI, Xavier Salazar was at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, where he was involved in over 30 EU R&D projects, Networks of Excellence and Coordinated and Support Actions in Advanced Computing topics across whole continuum from HPC to Edge and from End Applications to Hardware Co-Design. Over the last years he was responsible for creating a unit for streamlining H2020/HE Projects’ Exploitation efforts. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering by UPC and an MSc in Economics of Innovation by Chalmers University and has been UNITECH International grant holder and fellow.