Harald Gruber

“Sooner or later, something fundamental in your business world will change.”

Main area of expertise: Digitalisation of the economy, and adoption and diffusion of digital technologies

Harald is an Italian national and the head of the Digital Infrastructure Division in the Projects Directorate of the European Investment Bank. He oversees a team of experts involved in project appraisal in the digital economy and space sectors and also works on the Bank’s business strategy with respect to the financing of broadband infrastructure, innovation policy and the digital economy in general. Harald has also contributed to work related to the contribution of SMEs towards the innovation policy of the Bank as well as the role of start-up companies, in addition to leading the Bank’s technical appraisal team in the assessment of financing of SME and start-up companies with special reference to digitalisation.