Marta Gaia Zanchi holds M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Stanford University (California), where she has always applied her expertise to create technologies that improve health care. During her 12 years at Stanford University, first as a doctoral student then as a faculty member and founding director of digital health at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, her efforts turned from designing software and hardware devices to walking the full process of health technology innovation. Trained in management and in regulatory affairs, including at the Food & Drug Administration, she found in Biodesign her toolkit and philosophy and built on it. Stanford afforded her the opportunity to help advance innovation, education, and technology translation in health care not just within academia but also outside, as founding chief executive officer of one startup, advisor and consultant to numerous, equity partner for deep- tech venture capital fund Data Collective (DCVC) in Silicon Valley, and most recently, founding managing partner of health-tech micro fund Nina Capital in Europe. At Nina Capital, she supports ambitious European founders building companies at the intersection of healthcare and information technology, with a vision for the future of medicine in which data derived through computing, IoT and sensor technologies deliver meaningful insight for improving health. In any and all her endeavors, she is an advocate for responsible and collaborative health technology innovation grounded on the understanding of true needs.