Robert Sanders is British and graduated from Leicester University in 1988 with a degree majoring in French, Information Technology and Economics.
Robert worked for Pechiney UK Ltd before moving to different sales and marketing roles for a variety of international companies in the food and retail sectors, concentrating particularly in the fields of export and business development.
He joined EBN in March 2006 as Head of International Projects. He currently oversees EBN’s project portfolio which features initiatives focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and internationalisation, funded by various programmes (H2020, COSME, Interreg, Erasmus+ Europe Aid and World Bank etc.)
Robert was also the coordinator of CONNECT – The Exchange of New Entrepreneurs between Europe and Brazil (EC, DG GROW), a successful pilot initiative which matched 65 entrepreneurs from all over Europe with Brazilian enterprises and incubators.
He leads EBN’s activities as a partner in ENRICH – The European Network of Research & Innovation Centres and Hubs (H2020 funded initiatives) recently established in Brazil, China and USA. The ENRICH Network offers services to connect European research, technology and business organisations with these three global frontrunner innovation markets.