Zsuzsanna Bodi

Program Director

It feels uplifting to work on a mission with the powerful voices of EU-level SME networks and industry leaders in the Strive EU domains (AI, cybersecurity, embedded finance, and ESG) to co-create a prospective future for pan-European micro and small enterprises.

Zsuzsanna is Program Director at Caribou Digital. She has over 13 years of leadership experience as an open innovation expert, working across the EU. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with a diverse client portfolio on topics including deep tech, big data, digital skills and jobs, space technology, entrepreneurship, platform development, circular economy, and smart cities. Zsuzsanna joined the Caribou Digital team to coordinate the Strive EU programme, the latest addition to Strive, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth's global portfolio of programs supporting small business growth. In her most recent role, Zsuzsanna led the coordination of the innovation agenda for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Previously, Zsuzsanna managed the Hungarian business incubation programme for the European Space Agency (ESA) and served as Associate Director of the European Network of Living Labs - ENoLL, overseeing 25+ research and innovation projects and representing 200+ innovation stakeholders in front of EU policymakers and institutional bodies. Zsuzsanna holds Hungarian-Belgian nationality and enjoys visiting her second home: Brussels. She earned an MBA from the Université Jean Moulin - Lyon and an M.Sc. in Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Budapest.

Contact them at: zsuzsanna@cariboudigital.net

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