Antó, Josep María

Scientific Director of Isglobal
Antó, Josep María
Scientific Director of Isglobal

Scientific Director of Isglobal (Barcelona Institute for Global Health).
He has been working at the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) (1988-2005) as Chair of the Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit (1996-2005) and Director (2004-2005). He has been Director of the CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (2007-2010). He has been Principal Visiting Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute (1994, London, UK). Since 1998 he is Professor of Medicine at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) where he has served as Vice-rector for Research (2002-2004). Since 2005 he is currently the Director of Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL). In 2015 was appointed as scientific director of ISGlobal as part of the merging process between ISGlobal and CREAL. His main research areas focuses on the epidemiology of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with special interest in environmental determinants and the prevention of these diseases.

He received his Degree in Medicine in 1975 and PhD in 1990 (Epidemiological investigations of epidemics of Asthma, Extraordinary Award) from the the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Rovira, Lluís

Academic Director. Director of CERCA
Rovira, Lluís
Academic Director. Director of CERCA

Director of CERCA, public institution devoted to coordinate, support and facilitate the research activity of 40 R&D Institutes in the area of Barcelona.
He’s worked on research management and evaluation since 1992 at the Generalitat of Catalonia. He’s been Evaluation Director and Deputy Director in AGAUR (Catalan Agency for University and Research Grants), and Deputy Director General of Research.
He’s promoted, among other issues, the institutional evaluation and the Knowledge and Technology Transfer of CERCA institutes by coordinating some of their actions addressed to develop their own policy, patent technologies, create spin-offs, and disseminate their technological offer among investors and enterprises. Regarding this issue he created the Ginjol-CERCA Patents Fund.
He is experienced EU evaluator of HRS4R (Euraxess).

He’s PhD on Biology by the University of Barcelona, 1998 and Master in diplomacy and external action by IBEI (UPF), 2015.

Arocena, Miguel A.

General Manager at BCBL
Arocena, Miguel A.
General Manager at BCBL

General Manager at Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL).
He started his professional career in 1992 as a teacher in the Department of Graphic Expression and Engineering Projects at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He leapt to private sector in 1997, where he performed for over a decade positions of direction and management in companies of engineering, die casting and fabrication of components for the automotive sector. He decided, as General Manager, and together with Dr. Carreiras, as Scientific Director, create the Center for Basic Research and Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience (BCBL) in 2009.
He has been a member of the evaluation panel of different research centres of the Catalonia network CERCA and is currently also an external advisor and evaluator of the European Commission for the HRS4R Initiative for Human Resources Management in Research.

PhD in Industrial Engineering from the  UPV/EHU, Master in Business Administration MBA from Deusto´s University of and Specialist in Management in Tech Transfer by ESADE.

Badía, David

Managing Director at IBEC Institut
Badía, David
Managing Director at IBEC Institut

Managing Director at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).
With more than 20 years of experience in the R&D sector in Catalonia, he began his activity in 1997 at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Research and Technology  (IRTA), where he developed as Head of Administration and Treasury and, later, as CFO. He has worked as Manager since 2010, first in the National Center for Genomic Analysis (CNAG), a unique scientific-technical infrastructure of new creation, and since 2013 at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalunya (IBEC). He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of 4 research centers.

Degree in Business Administration from Pompeu Fabra University (1999) and a Management Development Program at the ESADE Business School (2009).

Bertero, Michela

Head of International and Scientific Affairs at CRG
Bertero, Michela
Head of International and Scientific Affairs at CRG

Head of International and Scientific Affairs at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).
Michela has more than 10 years of professional experience in different fields of research management (strategy, funding, collaboration, training, science policy, etc.). Her department´s mission is to strengthen the international and interdisciplinary dimension of the institute and create new opportunities for the scientific community. In the last years, she has been coordinating the scientific activities of the Severo Ochoa excellence programme. Currently, she coordinates the H2020 project ORION on Open Science.

Michela obtained her PhD in Genetics from the University of Pavia (Italy), followed by 6-year postdoctoral experience in structural and molecular biology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), and at the Gene Centre in Munich (Germany).

Canetti, Elena

Partner at Inveniam Group
Canetti, Elena
Partner at Inveniam Group

Partner at Inveniam Group (Israel), strategic consulting and transaction company.
Elena is recognized as one of the most active technology transfer leaders in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and has years of experience in technology commercialization in international markets. Prior to assuming this position, she was Vice President of Technology Transfer at Marqera (intellectual Property transaction broker), Vice President of Scientific Collaborations and Licensing Officer in the area of Technologies and Materials at Yissum (Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Elena holds an MBA from Boston University and a BFA from Tel Aviv University.

Caño, Ana I.

Scientific Researcher of CSIC
Caño, Ana I.
Scientific Researcher of CSIC

Scientific Researcher of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC).
During one decade of research activity in Spain our laboratory has implemented a developmental perspective to the study of Brassinosteroid, uncover new concepts in field, identify novel pathways and open a number of new hypotheses that are currently at leading edge of the research field worldwide.
Beyond our experimental analyses in Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis), we lead the translation of our fundamental research towards the production of crops better adapted to drought.

Degree in Biology from the University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain), PhD University East Anglia, Norwich (UK).

Carnie, Chris

Co-founder of Factary
Carnie, Chris
Co-founder of Factary

Co-founder of Factary. Expert in fundraising.
Chris is a researcher, consultant and trainer in philanthropy and fundraising. He has worked in the non-profit sector since 1980, initially as a fundraiser in the UK. He was a researcher in the House of Commons 1982-84 working on rights for people with disabilities. In 1990 he co-founded Factary, Europe’s leading fundraising research agency. In 2017 he joined the team at Pallapupas, the leading healthcare clown organisation, to work on philanthropy and social investment for the organisation. Chris has been involved in the development of venture philanthropy in Europe since 2003 with the European Venture Philanthropy Association.
He is a professor at the University of Barcelona in the Postgraduate Certificate in Fundraising, and the author of books, chapters, papers and blogs on fundraising.

He studied BSc Hons at the University of Southampton.

López, Ignasi

Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation
López, Ignasi
Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation

Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation where he is responsible for its funding programmes of Research and Innovation.
He is a member of the European Commission “Expert Group on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investments in Research”, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) of the European Institute of Technology (EIT) Health and a Member of the Steering Committee of the Research Forum of the European Foundation Centre. He participates in several international projects in the fields of Science in Society and Responsible Research and Innovation. He was the coordinator of the project RRI Tools (FP7).

He is a graduate in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (with a year at the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble) and holds a Postgraduate Business Management degree at IESE-University of Navarra.

Comella, Joan X.

CEO at VHIR Institut
Comella, Joan X.
CEO at VHIR Institut

CEO at the Vall D’Hebron Research Institut (VHIR) and Scientific Director of EATRIS España 2009.
He combines his scientific activities as IP of the cell signaling group and apoptosis with the management of the center that centralize (brings together) all the biomedical and innovation research carried out at the Vall D’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, the major of Catalonia.
He has been Vice-rector of research, third cycle and new technologies of the UdL (1995-2000), Director of the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective of the Government of Spain (2004-2005), General Manager of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Government of Spain (2005-2006), General Manager of the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca i innovation, FCRI of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2007-2009) and Director of the Institut de Neurociències de la UAB (2007-2009).

Graduate and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona (UB). He has also conducted training in management at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and at IESE-University of Navarra. Professor of Histology from the UdL since 2002 and from the UAB since 2007.

Dávila, María

Director of the Tax Area at Audi Consultores
Dávila, María
Director of the Tax Area at Audi Consultores

Specialized in advising of institutions and research institutes. She has led the advice of national and international groups, as well as public entities and non-profit organizations. She is also an academic collaborator in the area of Tax Law at EUNCET Business School and a member of its Governing Board.

Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid, member of REAF and AEDAF.

Casas, Balbina V.

Professor of game theory at USC
Casas, Balbina V.
Professor of game theory at USC

Professor of game theory at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
PhD in mathematics from the University of Santiago de Compostela and associate professor at the same university, since 1999, in the area of statistics and operations research. He has taught various subjects of game theory, operations research, statistics and probability in the Degrees of Mathematics and Informatics, in the Master in Statistical Techniques and in the Doctorate in Statistics and Operations Research. Her main lines of research are game theory and operations research.

Díaz, Aïda

Management at AGAUR
Díaz, Aïda
Management at AGAUR

Management at Generalitat of Catalonia, she works in the Internationalization Area of ​​the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) since 2008.
She has participated in different research projects in the field of public administration and local government and has completed several research stages in England, Denmark and Mexico. She has worked in different research entities. She provides guidance, practical information, training and assistance on all aspects of participation in different European and international research programmes. She also coordinates several European projects from AGAUR. She has been a member of the Spanish delegation in different EU Research Work Programme Committees in Brussels (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, International Cooperation, Science and Society or Social Challenge 6).

Bachelor and Diploma in Research Proficiency (DEA) in Political Science and Administration (International Relations) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Dierssen, Mara

Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology in CRG
Dierssen, Mara
Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology in CRG

Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology and Systems Biology program in the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona. Expert in Gender Politics.
She is a worldwide expert in the field of neurobiology and pharmacology and her contributions have been published in more than 150 international journals. She is also a member of the editorial committee of various scientific journals. She is the president of the Trisomy 21 Research Society, chaired the Spanish Neuroscience Society (SENC) as well as the International Behavioral of Neural Genetics Society and she was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Neuroscience Societies (FENS). She exercises as an evaluator of different scientific committees such as the National Evaluation Agency, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness or in panels of experts of the European Union.

PhD in Medicine (1985), she obtained her PhD in neurobiology from the University of Cantabria in 1989.

Fernández, José M.

Head of the Scientific Management Department of ERC
Fernández, José M.
Head of the Scientific Management Department of ERC

Head of the Scientific Management Department of the European Research Council since February 2011.
Before joining the European Research Council he was Secretary General for Science and Technology Policy and Director General for Research of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (2008-2011). Previously he was Vice-President for Research of CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council (2004-2008).
Formerly, he was a Researcher and Professor of Theoretical Physics occupying positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, CERN, CSIC and the University of Santiago de Compostela. His research fields were Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, Knot Theory and Topological Quantum Field Theory.

He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University.

Fuentes, José Antonio
Manager of CREAF

Manager of the Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) since 2010.
Experienced manager with a proven history of work in the renewable energy and environment industry. Professional expert in negotiation, business planning, Web 2.0, entrepreneurship and strategic planning.
To emphasize his development and experience in the area of public procurement, he was appointed the principal coordinator of the policies of recruitment of the centre to conform to the new law of hiring of the public sector.
He has worked in the area of finance in several SMEs and multinational companies and in the management areas of various research and cooperation centres since 2004 to 2010 in which he joined as a manager in CREAF.

Graduated in Business and Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, MBA from Pompeu Fabra University.

Guerra, Néstor

CEO and co-founder at IEC
Guerra, Néstor
CEO and co-founder at IEC

CEO and co-founder at IEC, start-up dedicated to the development of solutions for smart cities.
He combines this function with the professor of Business Design & Lean Startup at the School of Industrial organization EOI. He´s an entrepreneur, mentor and teacher, with more than ten years of experience in the development and management of technological businesses, being one of the most recognized experts in the field of Lean Startup.
He has been a speaker at such important events as TEDx, Expomanagement, Salón MiEmpresa, ESL, BSE, etc. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of ICSE (International Center Santander Undertake) and of Lazarus of the Fundación Caja Rural Castilla la Mancha. Mentor in the start-up program NEXT Google for Entrepreneur, mentor in Samba Health, Startup Dragon, Yuzz as well as Punctual collaborations in a significant number of accelerators in Spain and Ibero-America.

Telecommunications Engineer and Executive MBA. He has a scholarship holder in the Imagine Creative Center innovation program in San Francisco and the Babson College in Boston.

Guillán, Luis

Attitude coach for executives
Guillán, Luis
Attitude coach for executives

Attitude coach for executives. Specializing in mentoring and coaching.
After more than 18 years of experience as a manager in national and international companies, he contributes to improve the results of the management teams of all kinds of organizations as trainer of attitudes since 2002. Specializing in management, he works with the improvement of relationships, the management of conflicts and the optimization of work teams.

Studies in economic and business sciences.

Galindo, Ramón

Expert in Legal Entities UOC
Galindo, Ramón
Expert in Legal Entities UOC

Expert in Legal Entities Open University of Catalonia.
Lecturer in Administrative Law at the Open University of Catalonia and Associate Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Barcelona.
He has received the CEMCI Award for Advanced Scientific Research from the Administration and the Local Government (2013). Author of several works on decentralization, local law, teacher evaluation or administrative organization.

PhD in Law (Universitat of Barcelona, 2012), Degree in Political Science and Sociology (University of the Basque Country, 1999), Master in Public Management (Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and ESADE, 2003) and DEA in Political Science (Universitat de Barcelona, 2003).

Kogon, Boaz

Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe
Kogon, Boaz
Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe

Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe, the European hub of Melbourne-based RMIT University.
He is responsible for developing research and strategic partnerships across Europe in the areas of science and engineering. Prior to this, he spent nine years at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Boaz has consulted in the development of strategic plans and major institutional projects to numerous other research institutes. His core expertise lies in strategic planning and organisational development, including communication, marketing, technology transfer, project management and HR functions, as well as transitional projects such as implementation of business systems and local networks of institutional collaboration.

His broad education includes a BSc (Information Technology and Molecular Biology), a BA (Japanese and Mathematics), and an MSc (Economics of Science and Innovation).

Labastida, Ignasi

Head of the Office of Knowledge Dissemination at the CRAI
Labastida, Ignasi
Head of the Office of Knowledge Dissemination at the CRAI

Head of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge at the CRAI (Learning and Research Resource Centre) at the University of Barcelona.
He also leads the Research Support Unit. Vice-Chair of the Board of SPARC Europe and member of the Steering Committee of the information and Open Access Policy Group at the League of the European Research Universities (LERU).
He has participated in many events on open licenses, open access, data management and open science, topics on which he also has several publications.

PhD in physics from the University of Barcelona.

Ley, Victoria

Head of the Division of Coordination, Evaluation and Scientific and Technical Follow-up at SRA
Ley, Victoria
Head of the Division of Coordination, Evaluation and Scientific and Technical Follow-up at SRA

Head of the Division of Coordination, Evaluation and Scientific and Technical Follow-up at the State Research Agency (SRA).
She manages the evaluation and supervision of all the programs and calls of the SRA. She worked as a researcher in the field of virology until the year 2003, in which she joined the National Evaluation and Prospective Agency (ANEP), as director from 2005 to 2012. In 2013, she started a new line of work in the field of health in the sport, in particular in the field of the physical activity and its association with chronic diseases.

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, she made her doctoral thesis at the Center of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa and postdoctoral stays at the New York University Medical Center (New York, USA, 1986-1989) and the Institute Pasteur (Paris, France, 1989-1991).

López, Ignasi

Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation
López, Ignasi
Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation

Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation where he is responsible for its funding programmes of Research and Innovation.
He is a member of the European Commission “Expert Group on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investments in Research”, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) of the European Institute of Technology (EIT) Health and a Member of the Steering Committee of the Research Forum of the European Foundation Centre. He participates in several international projects in the fields of Science in Society and Responsible Research and Innovation. He was the coordinator of the project RRI Tools (FP7).

He is a graduate in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (with a year at the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble) and holds a Postgraduate Business Management degree at IESE-University of Navarra.

López, Javier

Director of Social Impact Santander Universities
López, Javier
Director of Social Impact Santander Universities

Director of Social Impact Santander Universities and expert in technology transfer.
He has extensive experience as an expert in technology transfer and science management, working as a consultant for relevant research centres in Catalonia, Galicia and Madrid, as well as for other institutions linked to the world of Research in Spain, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. He has been vice president of the Spanish Association of Foundations and director of the Fundación Barrie, from which he promoted, among other subjects, an intense activity of support to the scientific career and the transfer of technology, emphasizing the launching and management of one of the first proof-of-concept funds of our country (Science Fund). Previously, he has held other positions related to technology transfer (FEUGA, Fundación Empresa Universidad Gallega) and venture capital specializing in technology-based companies (UNIRISCO, UNINVEST and Fund Undertake).
He has participated in training programs related to the in strategic management and social leadership at IESE and is a regular Professor of the Master of Banking and Finance at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Degree in Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Malagrida, Rosina

Head of the "Living Lab for Health" at IrsiCaixa
Malagrida, Rosina
Head of the "Living Lab for Health" at IrsiCaixa

Head of the “Living Lab for Health” at IrsiCaixa.
She promotes initiatives focused on the transformation of the R&D system to make it more open, inclusive and transdisciplinary. She facilitates the collaboration of different social actors in the field of research and health education under the umbrella of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). She combines these initiatives with research and training that she offers in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Barcelona and the UOC, as well as in other research centres, universities and funding agencies. She is coordinator of the European Educational portal Xplore Health and principal investigator of the RRI European projects EnRRICH, inspires, Fit4Food and CRISH (also deputy coordinator of the former project RRI Tools).

Degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Barcelona, Master in Scientific Communication from the Imperial College London, with a scholarship from the Obra Social “La Caixa”, and Postgraduate in Strategic Direction of Communication by ESADE.

Marcipar, Javier

General manager and administrator at CIMNE Tecnología
Marcipar, Javier
General manager and administrator at CIMNE Tecnología

General manager and administrator at CIMNE Tecnología.
He has started his professional career in 1999 as a researcher at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) where he has specialized in inflatable structures. He has created his own company Spin-off in 2001, Buildair Ingeniería y Arquitectura S.A. devoted to the design, manufacturing and world-wide marketing of large scale inflatable hangars. Since 2011 he is the Managing Director of Cimne Tecnología, S.A, a company created to transfer scientific technologies developed as a result of research to the market through the creation of Spin-off. His professional profile is a technological entrepreneur in the industrial sector and specializes in technology transfer models and processes related to science in engineering. He has extensive experience in the creation of technology-based companies, industry-oriented innovation processes and the financing of new companies.

Civil engineer from the National University of Rosario in Argentina and Master in Business and Technology by La Salle in Barcelona.

Méndez, Raúl
Leader of the BAC

Leader of the BAC. (Research Group on Bibliometrics).
With 15 years of experience in the analysis of scientific publications, a discipline known as Bibliometrics. The BAC is composed of engineers and researchers with extensive experience in the bibliometric analysis of autonomous communities, institutional sectors such as the university or the sanitary, as well as in research areas such as cardiology or public health. Another area of expertise of the BAC is building reports on centers, and especially on research groups and researchers. Among other milestones, the technical participation of the BAC in the evaluation of the first edition of the call Severo Ochoa of Centers of Excellence of the Ministry of Education. More recently, the BAC has provided technical support to Clarivate Analytics in the production and analysis of the bibliometric data on Spain, on the occasion of the call of the ICONO Observatory of the FECYT.

Degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona. MBA from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Metcalfe, Janet
Head of Vitae

Head of Vitae.
Vitae whose mission is to lead world class career and professional development of researchers, is the first EURAXESS Career Development Centre. Janet is the project coordinator for a Horizon 2020-funded project EURAXIND supporting researchers and institutions to engage with businesses. She leads on the implementation of the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (UK equivalent to the European Charter and Code) and the UK process for the HR Excellence in Research Award.
She was a member of the MSCA Advisory Group (2013 -17) and an expert on the ERA–SGHRM Working Groups on the Open Science Rewards (2016-17) and the Professional Development of Researchers and the European Framework for Research Careers (2013-15). She currently sits on the Royal Society Diversity Committee and the QAA Postgraduate Research Advisory Group.
She manages two large scale biennial surveys of researchers’ experiences: the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). She works internationally with research institutions and funders to create professional development programme and training for researchers at all stages of their research career.

Montesinos, Joan A.

Subdirector General for Administrative Coordination and Trade Union Policies of the Generalitat of Catalonia
Montesinos, Joan A.
Subdirector General for Administrative Coordination and Trade Union Policies of the Generalitat of Catalonia

Subdirector General for Administrative Coordination and Trade Union Policies of the Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
He has developed his professional career in the functional field of human resources and organisational design. He has held various management positions in the Generalitat of Catalonia and Pompeu Fabra University. Member of the drafting board of the White Paper of the Public Service of Catalonia. He has been a member of the Foundation for the Motivation of Human Resources and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Association of Public Management. He has made several publications and articles on human resources in the public administration and for more than 25 years he has been collaborating as a trainer of the Public Administration School of Catalonia. He has worked as Associate Professor of the Degree of Management and Public Administration teaching the subjects of public function and personnel management.

Postgraduate in Labour Relations from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Master’s degree in Public Administration (EMPA) by Esade-Ramon Llull University. Degree in Geography and History.

Oñate, Eugenio

Director of CIMNE
Oñate, Eugenio
Director of CIMNE

Director of the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) from 1987. Professor of Structural and Continuous Mechanics at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
Director of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona (UPC) (1983-89), founder and founding director and Honorary President of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI) since 2004, founder and former president of the European Community of methods Computational in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) (2000-2004) and former president of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM) (2002-2010). He has 57 supervised doctoral theses.
He is editor of three international journals and author of three textbooks and approximately 370 scientific articles. He has broad experience in participating in international research projects in collaboration with industry. He has promoted the creation of 16 start-up companies. He has received numerous international awards.

Civil Engineer by the Technical University of Valencia, Spain (1975) and PhD from the University of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom (1979).

Pola, Emilià

Executive Director of ICREA
Pola, Emilià
Executive Director of ICREA

Executive Director of ICREA, the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies.
He was the first director of the CERCA programme, and before that he was advisor to the Ministry of Universities and Research. He was the managing director of ACER, the Catalan Association of Research Entities, of which he later on became Secretary of the Board. For five years he was the General Director of IDIBELL, a large hospital research centre.
He has been member of the board of several research centres of the CERCA network (CRG; ICFO, CRESIB, among others) and also member of the investment board of INVERTEC. His entrepreneurial activities include the participation in several spin-off companies, and he was the CEO of the first spin-off company of the University of Barcelona (OED). As an independent consultant, he has worked for universities, regional governments, research institutions and investors.
He has been associate professor at ESADE, and he has extensive teaching experience in several universities (UB, UPF). He regularly collaborates with mainstream newspapers and media, generally in research and innovation support and advocacy.

He has a Biology Degree (UB), a Master in Sciences (UB) and an MBA (ESADE).

Puigdomenech, Pere

Research Professor at CSIC
Puigdomenech, Pere
Research Professor at CSIC

Research Professor at the National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
After a stay at the Max-Planck Institute in Berlin, he joined the CSIC in 1981. He has worked at the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona from which he was director until 2002. He has been director of the Research Centre in Agricultural genomics (CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB) in Barcelona between 2003 and 2013.
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the French CNRS, the Working Group on Ethics and Science of ALLEA and the Ethics Committee of INRA-CIRAD-IFREMER. Member of the Institut D’Estudis Catalans (of which he chairs the section of Biological Sciences since 2017), of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, of the European Academy, of EMBO, and foreign member of several European Academies.
He received the medal Narcís Monturiol to the scientific and technological merit of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1992), the prize of the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca (2000), the prize of the COSCE of Scientific Divulgation (2013) and the prize Vicent Andrés and Estellés of Narrative Scientific (2006).

Degree in Physical Sciences from the University of Barcelona and PhD in Biological Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Ramón, Anna

Responsible for communication at CREAF
Ramón, Anna
Responsible for communication at CREAF

Responsible for communication at the Center for Ecological Research and forestry applications (CREAF) since 2011.
Passionate about corporate communication with more than 10 years of experience in the public research sector. Since 2011 she is managing the communication department of CREAF and giving support to different international projects by defining and carrying out its communication strategy. She is entirely convinced that a good communications strategy can catalyze the impact of science and demonstrate their contribution to a more sustainable and empowered society. To achieve this, the communications strategy has to be part of the culture and identity of the center, and it has to be an integral part of a coordinated strategy responding the corporate objectives.

Degree in Biology (2005 UAB) and Master in Scientific and Environmental Communication (2007 UPF, Barcelona School of Management).

Sada, Cinzia

Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova
Sada, Cinzia
Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova

Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova.
In the period 2009-2015 she was Delegate of the Rector for the promotion of the opportunities of the young researchers and since 2009 she has been the University Responsible for the Acknowledgement of the HRS4R logo. She was facilitator in the meeting organised by the EU to promote the HRS4R strategies in Europe and assisted beginners to get involved into the process. Since 2012 she has been also committed as lead assessor for the HRS acknowledgment process.
She is co-author of more than 250 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, h-index being 38. She contributed to the realization of different specialist books on ferroelectric materials.

Cinzia graduated in Physics in 1997 at the University of Padova and received the PhD degree in Material Science in 2001 at the University of Catania.

Sanz, Luis

Research Professor of the CSIC in IPP
Sanz, Luis
Research Professor of the CSIC in IPP

Research Professor of the CSIC at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), from which he was Director between 2004 and 2015.
He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) (2004-2008). He was Chairman of the Committee on Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) of the OECD from 2007 to 2015. He has previously been a Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the UCM, between 1982 and 1993, as well as visiting researcher at several research centres abroad, including the University of California at Berkeley (1992-94). He has also had experience in the Public Administration, where he has been Deputy Director General of Planning and Monitoring, in the Secretary of State for Scientific and Technological Policy of the Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002) and, previously, Public Administrator in various Departments of the Regional Government of Madrid (1981-1989), such as the Economy were he was Head of the Department of Studies and Analysis. He has published more than a hundred papers on research systems and policies of science, technology and innovation, both in book chapters and academic journals.

PhD in Political Science and sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid (1983).

Vandevelde, Karen

Senior Advisor of Department of Research Affairs - Research Policy at Ghent University
Vandevelde, Karen
Senior Advisor of Department of Research Affairs - Research Policy at Ghent University

Senior Advisor – Research Policy at Ghent University, Department of Research Affairs, since 2006.
Her pet projects have been related to the establishment of Doctoral Schools at Ghent University, strengthening a quality culture in research and developing a HR strategy for researchers. She´s also closely involved in the ECOOM research centre (Centre for R&D Monitoring), commissioned by the Flemish Government to map Ph.D. success rates, doctoral careers and researchers’ mobility. She has taken part in a number of expert groups and stakeholders’ meetings of the European Commission, the OECD and the Flemish Government, preparing policy recommendations and developing monitoring tools related to researchers’ careers.

Graduate of Ghent University (Belgium, 1995) she obtained an MA Degree (1996) and a PhD Degree in Arts (2001) from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She taught literature and drama and carried out.

Virgili, Jordi

Quality Assurance Manager at Sant Pau Institut
Virgili, Jordi
Quality Assurance Manager at Sant Pau Institut

Quality Assurance Manager Institut de Recercade l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, since February 2006.
In this field his objective is implement tools oriented to the collection and systematization of the scientific data generated in the institution, to facilitate the decision making of the governing bodies. Head of Quality Unit, with 18 years of experience in leadership, promotion and evaluation of compliance with quality management systems applicable in the field of R&D in a biomedical research institute: Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Responsible for corporate strategic projects of the institution. Participation in national and international discussion forums for the implementation of quality systems in the environment of public research centres. Specialties: GLP, GCP, Accreditation Sanitary Research Institutes, Quality in the R&D of public centres.

Degree in Biology, specializing in Biochemistry, University of Barcelona.

Positioning

Rovira, Lluís

Academic Director. Director of CERCA
Rovira, Lluís
Academic Director. Director of CERCA

Director of CERCA, public institution devoted to coordinate, support and facilitate the research activity of 40 R&D Institutes in the area of Barcelona.
He’s worked on research management and evaluation since 1992 at the Generalitat of Catalonia. He’s been Evaluation Director and Deputy Director in AGAUR (Catalan Agency for University and Research Grants), and Deputy Director General of Research.
He’s promoted, among other issues, the institutional evaluation and the Knowledge and Technology Transfer of CERCA institutes by coordinating some of their actions addressed to develop their own policy, patent technologies, create spin-offs, and disseminate their technological offer among investors and enterprises. Regarding this issue he created the Ginjol-CERCA Patents Fund.
He is experienced EU evaluator of HRS4R (Euraxess).

He’s PhD on Biology by the University of Barcelona, 1998 and Master in diplomacy and external action by IBEI (UPF), 2015.

Sanz, Luis

Research Professor of the CSIC in IPP
Sanz, Luis
Research Professor of the CSIC in IPP

Research Professor of the CSIC at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), from which he was Director between 2004 and 2015.
He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) (2004-2008). He was Chairman of the Committee on Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) of the OECD from 2007 to 2015. He has previously been a Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the UCM, between 1982 and 1993, as well as visiting researcher at several research centres abroad, including the University of California at Berkeley (1992-94). He has also had experience in the Public Administration, where he has been Deputy Director General of Planning and Monitoring, in the Secretary of State for Scientific and Technological Policy of the Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002) and, previously, Public Administrator in various Departments of the Regional Government of Madrid (1981-1989), such as the Economy were he was Head of the Department of Studies and Analysis. He has published more than a hundred papers on research systems and policies of science, technology and innovation, both in book chapters and academic journals.

PhD in Political Science and sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid (1983).

STRATEGY & ASSESSMENT

Arocena, Miguel A.

General Manager at BCBL
Arocena, Miguel A.
General Manager at BCBL

General Manager at Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL).
He started his professional career in 1992 as a teacher in the Department of Graphic Expression and Engineering Projects at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He leapt to private sector in 1997, where he performed for over a decade positions of direction and management in companies of engineering, die casting and fabrication of components for the automotive sector. He decided, as General Manager, and together with Dr. Carreiras, as Scientific Director, create the Center for Basic Research and Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience (BCBL) in 2009.
He has been a member of the evaluation panel of different research centres of the Catalonia network CERCA and is currently also an external advisor and evaluator of the European Commission for the HRS4R Initiative for Human Resources Management in Research.

PhD in Industrial Engineering from the  UPV/EHU, Master in Business Administration MBA from Deusto´s University of and Specialist in Management in Tech Transfer by ESADE.

Casas, Balbina V.

Professor of game theory at USC
Casas, Balbina V.
Professor of game theory at USC

Professor of game theory at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
PhD in mathematics from the University of Santiago de Compostela and associate professor at the same university, since 1999, in the area of statistics and operations research. He has taught various subjects of game theory, operations research, statistics and probability in the Degrees of Mathematics and Informatics, in the Master in Statistical Techniques and in the Doctorate in Statistics and Operations Research. Her main lines of research are game theory and operations research.

Kogon, Boaz

Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe
Kogon, Boaz
Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe

Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe, the European hub of Melbourne-based RMIT University.
He is responsible for developing research and strategic partnerships across Europe in the areas of science and engineering. Prior to this, he spent nine years at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Boaz has consulted in the development of strategic plans and major institutional projects to numerous other research institutes. His core expertise lies in strategic planning and organisational development, including communication, marketing, technology transfer, project management and HR functions, as well as transitional projects such as implementation of business systems and local networks of institutional collaboration.

His broad education includes a BSc (Information Technology and Molecular Biology), a BA (Japanese and Mathematics), and an MSc (Economics of Science and Innovation).

Ley, Victoria

Head of the Division of Coordination, Evaluation and Scientific and Technical Follow-up at SRA
Ley, Victoria
Head of the Division of Coordination, Evaluation and Scientific and Technical Follow-up at SRA

Head of the Division of Coordination, Evaluation and Scientific and Technical Follow-up at the State Research Agency (SRA).
She manages the evaluation and supervision of all the programs and calls of the SRA. She worked as a researcher in the field of virology until the year 2003, in which she joined the National Evaluation and Prospective Agency (ANEP), as director from 2005 to 2012. In 2013, she started a new line of work in the field of health in the sport, in particular in the field of the physical activity and its association with chronic diseases.

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, she made her doctoral thesis at the Center of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa and postdoctoral stays at the New York University Medical Center (New York, USA, 1986-1989) and the Institute Pasteur (Paris, France, 1989-1991).

GOVERNANCE

López, Ignasi

Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation
López, Ignasi
Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation

Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation where he is responsible for its funding programmes of Research and Innovation.
He is a member of the European Commission “Expert Group on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investments in Research”, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) of the European Institute of Technology (EIT) Health and a Member of the Steering Committee of the Research Forum of the European Foundation Centre. He participates in several international projects in the fields of Science in Society and Responsible Research and Innovation. He was the coordinator of the project RRI Tools (FP7).

He is a graduate in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (with a year at the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble) and holds a Postgraduate Business Management degree at IESE-University of Navarra.

Comella, Joan X.

CEO at VHIR Institut
Comella, Joan X.
CEO at VHIR Institut

CEO at the Vall D’Hebron Research Institut (VHIR) and Scientific Director of EATRIS España 2009.
He combines his scientific activities as IP of the cell signaling group and apoptosis with the management of the center that centralize (brings together) all the biomedical and innovation research carried out at the Vall D’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, the major of Catalonia.
He has been Vice-rector of research, third cycle and new technologies of the UdL (1995-2000), Director of the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective of the Government of Spain (2004-2005), General Manager of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Government of Spain (2005-2006), General Manager of the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca i innovation, FCRI of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2007-2009) and Director of the Institut de Neurociències de la UAB (2007-2009).

Graduate and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona (UB). He has also conducted training in management at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and at IESE-University of Navarra. Professor of Histology from the UdL since 2002 and from the UAB since 2007.

Galindo, Ramón

Expert in Legal Entities UOC
Galindo, Ramón
Expert in Legal Entities UOC

Expert in Legal Entities Open University of Catalonia.
Lecturer in Administrative Law at the Open University of Catalonia and Associate Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Barcelona.
He has received the CEMCI Award for Advanced Scientific Research from the Administration and the Local Government (2013). Author of several works on decentralization, local law, teacher evaluation or administrative organization.

PhD in Law (Universitat of Barcelona, 2012), Degree in Political Science and Sociology (University of the Basque Country, 1999), Master in Public Management (Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and ESADE, 2003) and DEA in Political Science (Universitat de Barcelona, 2003).

López, Ignasi

Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation
López, Ignasi
Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation

Director of the Department of Science at “la Caixa” Foundation where he is responsible for its funding programmes of Research and Innovation.
He is a member of the European Commission “Expert Group on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investments in Research”, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) of the European Institute of Technology (EIT) Health and a Member of the Steering Committee of the Research Forum of the European Foundation Centre. He participates in several international projects in the fields of Science in Society and Responsible Research and Innovation. He was the coordinator of the project RRI Tools (FP7).

He is a graduate in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (with a year at the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble) and holds a Postgraduate Business Management degree at IESE-University of Navarra.

Malagrida, Rosina

Head of the "Living Lab for Health" at IrsiCaixa
Malagrida, Rosina
Head of the "Living Lab for Health" at IrsiCaixa

Head of the “Living Lab for Health” at IrsiCaixa.
She promotes initiatives focused on the transformation of the R&D system to make it more open, inclusive and transdisciplinary. She facilitates the collaboration of different social actors in the field of research and health education under the umbrella of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). She combines these initiatives with research and training that she offers in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Barcelona and the UOC, as well as in other research centres, universities and funding agencies. She is coordinator of the European Educational portal Xplore Health and principal investigator of the RRI European projects EnRRICH, inspires, Fit4Food and CRISH (also deputy coordinator of the former project RRI Tools).

Degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Barcelona, Master in Scientific Communication from the Imperial College London, with a scholarship from the Obra Social “La Caixa”, and Postgraduate in Strategic Direction of Communication by ESADE.

FUNDING

Badía, David

Managing Director at IBEC Institut
Badía, David
Managing Director at IBEC Institut

Managing Director at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).
With more than 20 years of experience in the R&D sector in Catalonia, he began his activity in 1997 at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Research and Technology  (IRTA), where he developed as Head of Administration and Treasury and, later, as CFO. He has worked as Manager since 2010, first in the National Center for Genomic Analysis (CNAG), a unique scientific-technical infrastructure of new creation, and since 2013 at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalunya (IBEC). He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of 4 research centers.

Degree in Business Administration from Pompeu Fabra University (1999) and a Management Development Program at the ESADE Business School (2009).

Carnie, Chris

Co-founder of Factary
Carnie, Chris
Co-founder of Factary

Co-founder of Factary. Expert in fundraising.
Chris is a researcher, consultant and trainer in philanthropy and fundraising. He has worked in the non-profit sector since 1980, initially as a fundraiser in the UK. He was a researcher in the House of Commons 1982-84 working on rights for people with disabilities. In 1990 he co-founded Factary, Europe’s leading fundraising research agency. In 2017 he joined the team at Pallapupas, the leading healthcare clown organisation, to work on philanthropy and social investment for the organisation. Chris has been involved in the development of venture philanthropy in Europe since 2003 with the European Venture Philanthropy Association.
He is a professor at the University of Barcelona in the Postgraduate Certificate in Fundraising, and the author of books, chapters, papers and blogs on fundraising.

He studied BSc Hons at the University of Southampton.

López, Javier

Director of Social Impact Santander Universities
López, Javier
Director of Social Impact Santander Universities

Director of Social Impact Santander Universities and expert in technology transfer.
He has extensive experience as an expert in technology transfer and science management, working as a consultant for relevant research centres in Catalonia, Galicia and Madrid, as well as for other institutions linked to the world of Research in Spain, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. He has been vice president of the Spanish Association of Foundations and director of the Fundación Barrie, from which he promoted, among other subjects, an intense activity of support to the scientific career and the transfer of technology, emphasizing the launching and management of one of the first proof-of-concept funds of our country (Science Fund). Previously, he has held other positions related to technology transfer (FEUGA, Fundación Empresa Universidad Gallega) and venture capital specializing in technology-based companies (UNIRISCO, UNINVEST and Fund Undertake).
He has participated in training programs related to the in strategic management and social leadership at IESE and is a regular Professor of the Master of Banking and Finance at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Degree in Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela.

PEOPLE

Dierssen, Mara

Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology in CRG
Dierssen, Mara
Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology in CRG

Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology and Systems Biology program in the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona. Expert in Gender Politics.
She is a worldwide expert in the field of neurobiology and pharmacology and her contributions have been published in more than 150 international journals. She is also a member of the editorial committee of various scientific journals. She is the president of the Trisomy 21 Research Society, chaired the Spanish Neuroscience Society (SENC) as well as the International Behavioral of Neural Genetics Society and she was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Neuroscience Societies (FENS). She exercises as an evaluator of different scientific committees such as the National Evaluation Agency, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness or in panels of experts of the European Union.

PhD in Medicine (1985), she obtained her PhD in neurobiology from the University of Cantabria in 1989.

Metcalfe, Janet
Head of Vitae

Head of Vitae.
Vitae whose mission is to lead world class career and professional development of researchers, is the first EURAXESS Career Development Centre. Janet is the project coordinator for a Horizon 2020-funded project EURAXIND supporting researchers and institutions to engage with businesses. She leads on the implementation of the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (UK equivalent to the European Charter and Code) and the UK process for the HR Excellence in Research Award.
She was a member of the MSCA Advisory Group (2013 -17) and an expert on the ERA–SGHRM Working Groups on the Open Science Rewards (2016-17) and the Professional Development of Researchers and the European Framework for Research Careers (2013-15). She currently sits on the Royal Society Diversity Committee and the QAA Postgraduate Research Advisory Group.
She manages two large scale biennial surveys of researchers’ experiences: the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). She works internationally with research institutions and funders to create professional development programme and training for researchers at all stages of their research career.

Pola, Emilià

Executive Director of ICREA
Pola, Emilià
Executive Director of ICREA

Executive Director of ICREA, the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies.
He was the first director of the CERCA programme, and before that he was advisor to the Ministry of Universities and Research. He was the managing director of ACER, the Catalan Association of Research Entities, of which he later on became Secretary of the Board. For five years he was the General Director of IDIBELL, a large hospital research centre.
He has been member of the board of several research centres of the CERCA network (CRG; ICFO, CRESIB, among others) and also member of the investment board of INVERTEC. His entrepreneurial activities include the participation in several spin-off companies, and he was the CEO of the first spin-off company of the University of Barcelona (OED). As an independent consultant, he has worked for universities, regional governments, research institutions and investors.
He has been associate professor at ESADE, and he has extensive teaching experience in several universities (UB, UPF). He regularly collaborates with mainstream newspapers and media, generally in research and innovation support and advocacy.

He has a Biology Degree (UB), a Master in Sciences (UB) and an MBA (ESADE).

Vandevelde, Karen

Senior Advisor of Department of Research Affairs - Research Policy at Ghent University
Vandevelde, Karen
Senior Advisor of Department of Research Affairs - Research Policy at Ghent University

Senior Advisor – Research Policy at Ghent University, Department of Research Affairs, since 2006.
Her pet projects have been related to the establishment of Doctoral Schools at Ghent University, strengthening a quality culture in research and developing a HR strategy for researchers. She´s also closely involved in the ECOOM research centre (Centre for R&D Monitoring), commissioned by the Flemish Government to map Ph.D. success rates, doctoral careers and researchers’ mobility. She has taken part in a number of expert groups and stakeholders’ meetings of the European Commission, the OECD and the Flemish Government, preparing policy recommendations and developing monitoring tools related to researchers’ careers.

Graduate of Ghent University (Belgium, 1995) she obtained an MA Degree (1996) and a PhD Degree in Arts (2001) from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She taught literature and drama and carried out.

MANAGEMENT

Canetti, Elena

Partner at Inveniam Group
Canetti, Elena
Partner at Inveniam Group

Partner at Inveniam Group (Israel), strategic consulting and transaction company.
Elena is recognized as one of the most active technology transfer leaders in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and has years of experience in technology commercialization in international markets. Prior to assuming this position, she was Vice President of Technology Transfer at Marqera (intellectual Property transaction broker), Vice President of Scientific Collaborations and Licensing Officer in the area of Technologies and Materials at Yissum (Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Elena holds an MBA from Boston University and a BFA from Tel Aviv University.

Fuentes, José Antonio
Manager of CREAF

Manager of the Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) since 2010.
Experienced manager with a proven history of work in the renewable energy and environment industry. Professional expert in negotiation, business planning, Web 2.0, entrepreneurship and strategic planning.
To emphasize his development and experience in the area of public procurement, he was appointed the principal coordinator of the policies of recruitment of the centre to conform to the new law of hiring of the public sector.
He has worked in the area of finance in several SMEs and multinational companies and in the management areas of various research and cooperation centres since 2004 to 2010 in which he joined as a manager in CREAF.

Graduated in Business and Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, MBA from Pompeu Fabra University.

Labastida, Ignasi

Head of the Office of Knowledge Dissemination at the CRAI
Labastida, Ignasi
Head of the Office of Knowledge Dissemination at the CRAI

Head of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge at the CRAI (Learning and Research Resource Centre) at the University of Barcelona.
He also leads the Research Support Unit. Vice-Chair of the Board of SPARC Europe and member of the Steering Committee of the information and Open Access Policy Group at the League of the European Research Universities (LERU).
He has participated in many events on open licenses, open access, data management and open science, topics on which he also has several publications.

PhD in physics from the University of Barcelona.

Méndez, Raúl
Leader of the BAC

Leader of the BAC. (Research Group on Bibliometrics).
With 15 years of experience in the analysis of scientific publications, a discipline known as Bibliometrics. The BAC is composed of engineers and researchers with extensive experience in the bibliometric analysis of autonomous communities, institutional sectors such as the university or the sanitary, as well as in research areas such as cardiology or public health. Another area of expertise of the BAC is building reports on centers, and especially on research groups and researchers. Among other milestones, the technical participation of the BAC in the evaluation of the first edition of the call Severo Ochoa of Centers of Excellence of the Ministry of Education. More recently, the BAC has provided technical support to Clarivate Analytics in the production and analysis of the bibliometric data on Spain, on the occasion of the call of the ICONO Observatory of the FECYT.

Degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona. MBA from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Puigdomenech, Pere

Research Professor at CSIC
Puigdomenech, Pere
Research Professor at CSIC

Research Professor at the National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
After a stay at the Max-Planck Institute in Berlin, he joined the CSIC in 1981. He has worked at the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona from which he was director until 2002. He has been director of the Research Centre in Agricultural genomics (CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB) in Barcelona between 2003 and 2013.
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the French CNRS, the Working Group on Ethics and Science of ALLEA and the Ethics Committee of INRA-CIRAD-IFREMER. Member of the Institut D’Estudis Catalans (of which he chairs the section of Biological Sciences since 2017), of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, of the European Academy, of EMBO, and foreign member of several European Academies.
He received the medal Narcís Monturiol to the scientific and technological merit of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1992), the prize of the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca (2000), the prize of the COSCE of Scientific Divulgation (2013) and the prize Vicent Andrés and Estellés of Narrative Scientific (2006).

Degree in Physical Sciences from the University of Barcelona and PhD in Biological Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Ramón, Anna

Responsible for communication at CREAF
Ramón, Anna
Responsible for communication at CREAF

Responsible for communication at the Center for Ecological Research and forestry applications (CREAF) since 2011.
Passionate about corporate communication with more than 10 years of experience in the public research sector. Since 2011 she is managing the communication department of CREAF and giving support to different international projects by defining and carrying out its communication strategy. She is entirely convinced that a good communications strategy can catalyze the impact of science and demonstrate their contribution to a more sustainable and empowered society. To achieve this, the communications strategy has to be part of the culture and identity of the center, and it has to be an integral part of a coordinated strategy responding the corporate objectives.

Degree in Biology (2005 UAB) and Master in Scientific and Environmental Communication (2007 UPF, Barcelona School of Management).

Workshop

Antó, Josep María

Scientific Director of Isglobal
Antó, Josep María
Scientific Director of Isglobal

Scientific Director of Isglobal (Barcelona Institute for Global Health).
He has been working at the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) (1988-2005) as Chair of the Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit (1996-2005) and Director (2004-2005). He has been Director of the CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (2007-2010). He has been Principal Visiting Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute (1994, London, UK). Since 1998 he is Professor of Medicine at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) where he has served as Vice-rector for Research (2002-2004). Since 2005 he is currently the Director of Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL). In 2015 was appointed as scientific director of ISGlobal as part of the merging process between ISGlobal and CREAL. His main research areas focuses on the epidemiology of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with special interest in environmental determinants and the prevention of these diseases.

He received his Degree in Medicine in 1975 and PhD in 1990 (Epidemiological investigations of epidemics of Asthma, Extraordinary Award) from the the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Rovira, Lluís

Academic Director. Director of CERCA
Rovira, Lluís
Academic Director. Director of CERCA

Director of CERCA, public institution devoted to coordinate, support and facilitate the research activity of 40 R&D Institutes in the area of Barcelona.
He’s worked on research management and evaluation since 1992 at the Generalitat of Catalonia. He’s been Evaluation Director and Deputy Director in AGAUR (Catalan Agency for University and Research Grants), and Deputy Director General of Research.
He’s promoted, among other issues, the institutional evaluation and the Knowledge and Technology Transfer of CERCA institutes by coordinating some of their actions addressed to develop their own policy, patent technologies, create spin-offs, and disseminate their technological offer among investors and enterprises. Regarding this issue he created the Ginjol-CERCA Patents Fund.
He is experienced EU evaluator of HRS4R (Euraxess).

He’s PhD on Biology by the University of Barcelona, 1998 and Master in diplomacy and external action by IBEI (UPF), 2015.

Guillán, Luis

Attitude coach for executives
Guillán, Luis
Attitude coach for executives

Attitude coach for executives. Specializing in mentoring and coaching.
After more than 18 years of experience as a manager in national and international companies, he contributes to improve the results of the management teams of all kinds of organizations as trainer of attitudes since 2002. Specializing in management, he works with the improvement of relationships, the management of conflicts and the optimization of work teams.

Studies in economic and business sciences.

Positioning

Rovira, Lluís

Academic Director. Director of CERCA
Rovira, Lluís
Academic Director. Director of CERCA

Director of CERCA, public institution devoted to coordinate, support and facilitate the research activity of 40 R&D Institutes in the area of Barcelona.
He’s worked on research management and evaluation since 1992 at the Generalitat of Catalonia. He’s been Evaluation Director and Deputy Director in AGAUR (Catalan Agency for University and Research Grants), and Deputy Director General of Research.
He’s promoted, among other issues, the institutional evaluation and the Knowledge and Technology Transfer of CERCA institutes by coordinating some of their actions addressed to develop their own policy, patent technologies, create spin-offs, and disseminate their technological offer among investors and enterprises. Regarding this issue he created the Ginjol-CERCA Patents Fund.
He is experienced EU evaluator of HRS4R (Euraxess).

He’s PhD on Biology by the University of Barcelona, 1998 and Master in diplomacy and external action by IBEI (UPF), 2015.

Díaz, Aïda

Management at AGAUR
Díaz, Aïda
Management at AGAUR

Management at Generalitat of Catalonia, she works in the Internationalization Area of ​​the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) since 2008.
She has participated in different research projects in the field of public administration and local government and has completed several research stages in England, Denmark and Mexico. She has worked in different research entities. She provides guidance, practical information, training and assistance on all aspects of participation in different European and international research programmes. She also coordinates several European projects from AGAUR. She has been a member of the Spanish delegation in different EU Research Work Programme Committees in Brussels (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, International Cooperation, Science and Society or Social Challenge 6).

Bachelor and Diploma in Research Proficiency (DEA) in Political Science and Administration (International Relations) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Sanz, Luis

Research Professor of the CSIC in IPP
Sanz, Luis
Research Professor of the CSIC in IPP

Research Professor of the CSIC at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), from which he was Director between 2004 and 2015.
He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) (2004-2008). He was Chairman of the Committee on Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) of the OECD from 2007 to 2015. He has previously been a Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the UCM, between 1982 and 1993, as well as visiting researcher at several research centres abroad, including the University of California at Berkeley (1992-94). He has also had experience in the Public Administration, where he has been Deputy Director General of Planning and Monitoring, in the Secretary of State for Scientific and Technological Policy of the Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002) and, previously, Public Administrator in various Departments of the Regional Government of Madrid (1981-1989), such as the Economy were he was Head of the Department of Studies and Analysis. He has published more than a hundred papers on research systems and policies of science, technology and innovation, both in book chapters and academic journals.

PhD in Political Science and sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid (1983).

STRATEGY & ASSESSMENT

Rovira, Lluís

Academic Director. Director of CERCA
Rovira, Lluís
Academic Director. Director of CERCA

Director of CERCA, public institution devoted to coordinate, support and facilitate the research activity of 40 R&D Institutes in the area of Barcelona.
He’s worked on research management and evaluation since 1992 at the Generalitat of Catalonia. He’s been Evaluation Director and Deputy Director in AGAUR (Catalan Agency for University and Research Grants), and Deputy Director General of Research.
He’s promoted, among other issues, the institutional evaluation and the Knowledge and Technology Transfer of CERCA institutes by coordinating some of their actions addressed to develop their own policy, patent technologies, create spin-offs, and disseminate their technological offer among investors and enterprises. Regarding this issue he created the Ginjol-CERCA Patents Fund.
He is experienced EU evaluator of HRS4R (Euraxess).

He’s PhD on Biology by the University of Barcelona, 1998 and Master in diplomacy and external action by IBEI (UPF), 2015.

Arocena, Miguel A.

General Manager at BCBL
Arocena, Miguel A.
General Manager at BCBL

General Manager at Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL).
He started his professional career in 1992 as a teacher in the Department of Graphic Expression and Engineering Projects at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He leapt to private sector in 1997, where he performed for over a decade positions of direction and management in companies of engineering, die casting and fabrication of components for the automotive sector. He decided, as General Manager, and together with Dr. Carreiras, as Scientific Director, create the Center for Basic Research and Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience (BCBL) in 2009.
He has been a member of the evaluation panel of different research centres of the Catalonia network CERCA and is currently also an external advisor and evaluator of the European Commission for the HRS4R Initiative for Human Resources Management in Research.

PhD in Industrial Engineering from the  UPV/EHU, Master in Business Administration MBA from Deusto´s University of and Specialist in Management in Tech Transfer by ESADE.

Kogon, Boaz

Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe
Kogon, Boaz
Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe

Research and Innovation Associate at RMIT Europe, the European hub of Melbourne-based RMIT University.
He is responsible for developing research and strategic partnerships across Europe in the areas of science and engineering. Prior to this, he spent nine years at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Boaz has consulted in the development of strategic plans and major institutional projects to numerous other research institutes. His core expertise lies in strategic planning and organisational development, including communication, marketing, technology transfer, project management and HR functions, as well as transitional projects such as implementation of business systems and local networks of institutional collaboration.

His broad education includes a BSc (Information Technology and Molecular Biology), a BA (Japanese and Mathematics), and an MSc (Economics of Science and Innovation).

GOVERNANCE

Comella, Joan X.

CEO at VHIR Institut
Comella, Joan X.
CEO at VHIR Institut

CEO at the Vall D’Hebron Research Institut (VHIR) and Scientific Director of EATRIS España 2009.
He combines his scientific activities as IP of the cell signaling group and apoptosis with the management of the center that centralize (brings together) all the biomedical and innovation research carried out at the Vall D’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, the major of Catalonia.
He has been Vice-rector of research, third cycle and new technologies of the UdL (1995-2000), Director of the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective of the Government of Spain (2004-2005), General Manager of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Government of Spain (2005-2006), General Manager of the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca i innovation, FCRI of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2007-2009) and Director of the Institut de Neurociències de la UAB (2007-2009).

Graduate and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona (UB). He has also conducted training in management at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and at IESE-University of Navarra. Professor of Histology from the UdL since 2002 and from the UAB since 2007.

Galindo, Ramón

Expert in Legal Entities UOC
Galindo, Ramón
Expert in Legal Entities UOC

Expert in Legal Entities Open University of Catalonia.
Lecturer in Administrative Law at the Open University of Catalonia and Associate Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Barcelona.
He has received the CEMCI Award for Advanced Scientific Research from the Administration and the Local Government (2013). Author of several works on decentralization, local law, teacher evaluation or administrative organization.

PhD in Law (Universitat of Barcelona, 2012), Degree in Political Science and Sociology (University of the Basque Country, 1999), Master in Public Management (Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and ESADE, 2003) and DEA in Political Science (Universitat de Barcelona, 2003).

Malagrida, Rosina

Head of the "Living Lab for Health" at IrsiCaixa
Malagrida, Rosina
Head of the "Living Lab for Health" at IrsiCaixa

Head of the “Living Lab for Health” at IrsiCaixa.
She promotes initiatives focused on the transformation of the R&D system to make it more open, inclusive and transdisciplinary. She facilitates the collaboration of different social actors in the field of research and health education under the umbrella of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). She combines these initiatives with research and training that she offers in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Barcelona and the UOC, as well as in other research centres, universities and funding agencies. She is coordinator of the European Educational portal Xplore Health and principal investigator of the RRI European projects EnRRICH, inspires, Fit4Food and CRISH (also deputy coordinator of the former project RRI Tools).

Degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Barcelona, Master in Scientific Communication from the Imperial College London, with a scholarship from the Obra Social “La Caixa”, and Postgraduate in Strategic Direction of Communication by ESADE.

FUNDING

Badía, David

Managing Director at IBEC Institut
Badía, David
Managing Director at IBEC Institut

Managing Director at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).
With more than 20 years of experience in the R&D sector in Catalonia, he began his activity in 1997 at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Research and Technology  (IRTA), where he developed as Head of Administration and Treasury and, later, as CFO. He has worked as Manager since 2010, first in the National Center for Genomic Analysis (CNAG), a unique scientific-technical infrastructure of new creation, and since 2013 at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalunya (IBEC). He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of 4 research centers.

Degree in Business Administration from Pompeu Fabra University (1999) and a Management Development Program at the ESADE Business School (2009).

Canetti, Elena

Partner at Inveniam Group
Canetti, Elena
Partner at Inveniam Group

Partner at Inveniam Group (Israel), strategic consulting and transaction company.
Elena is recognized as one of the most active technology transfer leaders in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and has years of experience in technology commercialization in international markets. Prior to assuming this position, she was Vice President of Technology Transfer at Marqera (intellectual Property transaction broker), Vice President of Scientific Collaborations and Licensing Officer in the area of Technologies and Materials at Yissum (Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Elena holds an MBA from Boston University and a BFA from Tel Aviv University.

Carnie, Chris

Co-founder of Factary
Carnie, Chris
Co-founder of Factary

Co-founder of Factary. Expert in fundraising.
Chris is a researcher, consultant and trainer in philanthropy and fundraising. He has worked in the non-profit sector since 1980, initially as a fundraiser in the UK. He was a researcher in the House of Commons 1982-84 working on rights for people with disabilities. In 1990 he co-founded Factary, Europe’s leading fundraising research agency. In 2017 he joined the team at Pallapupas, the leading healthcare clown organisation, to work on philanthropy and social investment for the organisation. Chris has been involved in the development of venture philanthropy in Europe since 2003 with the European Venture Philanthropy Association.
He is a professor at the University of Barcelona in the Postgraduate Certificate in Fundraising, and the author of books, chapters, papers and blogs on fundraising.

He studied BSc Hons at the University of Southampton.

Dávila, María

Director of the Tax Area at Audi Consultores
Dávila, María
Director of the Tax Area at Audi Consultores

Specialized in advising of institutions and research institutes. She has led the advice of national and international groups, as well as public entities and non-profit organizations. She is also an academic collaborator in the area of Tax Law at EUNCET Business School and a member of its Governing Board.

Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid, member of REAF and AEDAF.

PEOPLE

Bertero, Michela

Head of International and Scientific Affairs at CRG
Bertero, Michela
Head of International and Scientific Affairs at CRG

Head of International and Scientific Affairs at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).
Michela has more than 10 years of professional experience in different fields of research management (strategy, funding, collaboration, training, science policy, etc.). Her department´s mission is to strengthen the international and interdisciplinary dimension of the institute and create new opportunities for the scientific community. In the last years, she has been coordinating the scientific activities of the Severo Ochoa excellence programme. Currently, she coordinates the H2020 project ORION on Open Science.

Michela obtained her PhD in Genetics from the University of Pavia (Italy), followed by 6-year postdoctoral experience in structural and molecular biology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), and at the Gene Centre in Munich (Germany).

Dierssen, Mara

Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology in CRG
Dierssen, Mara
Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology in CRG

Director of the Group of Cell Neurobiology and Systems Biology program in the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona. Expert in Gender Politics.
She is a worldwide expert in the field of neurobiology and pharmacology and her contributions have been published in more than 150 international journals. She is also a member of the editorial committee of various scientific journals. She is the president of the Trisomy 21 Research Society, chaired the Spanish Neuroscience Society (SENC) as well as the International Behavioral of Neural Genetics Society and she was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Neuroscience Societies (FENS). She exercises as an evaluator of different scientific committees such as the National Evaluation Agency, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness or in panels of experts of the European Union.

PhD in Medicine (1985), she obtained her PhD in neurobiology from the University of Cantabria in 1989.

Metcalfe, Janet
Head of Vitae

Head of Vitae.
Vitae whose mission is to lead world class career and professional development of researchers, is the first EURAXESS Career Development Centre. Janet is the project coordinator for a Horizon 2020-funded project EURAXIND supporting researchers and institutions to engage with businesses. She leads on the implementation of the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (UK equivalent to the European Charter and Code) and the UK process for the HR Excellence in Research Award.
She was a member of the MSCA Advisory Group (2013 -17) and an expert on the ERA–SGHRM Working Groups on the Open Science Rewards (2016-17) and the Professional Development of Researchers and the European Framework for Research Careers (2013-15). She currently sits on the Royal Society Diversity Committee and the QAA Postgraduate Research Advisory Group.
She manages two large scale biennial surveys of researchers’ experiences: the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). She works internationally with research institutions and funders to create professional development programme and training for researchers at all stages of their research career.

Montesinos, Joan A.

Subdirector General for Administrative Coordination and Trade Union Policies of the Generalitat of Catalonia
Montesinos, Joan A.
Subdirector General for Administrative Coordination and Trade Union Policies of the Generalitat of Catalonia

Subdirector General for Administrative Coordination and Trade Union Policies of the Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
He has developed his professional career in the functional field of human resources and organisational design. He has held various management positions in the Generalitat of Catalonia and Pompeu Fabra University. Member of the drafting board of the White Paper of the Public Service of Catalonia. He has been a member of the Foundation for the Motivation of Human Resources and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Association of Public Management. He has made several publications and articles on human resources in the public administration and for more than 25 years he has been collaborating as a trainer of the Public Administration School of Catalonia. He has worked as Associate Professor of the Degree of Management and Public Administration teaching the subjects of public function and personnel management.

Postgraduate in Labour Relations from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Master’s degree in Public Administration (EMPA) by Esade-Ramon Llull University. Degree in Geography and History.

Pola, Emilià

Executive Director of ICREA
Pola, Emilià
Executive Director of ICREA

Executive Director of ICREA, the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies.
He was the first director of the CERCA programme, and before that he was advisor to the Ministry of Universities and Research. He was the managing director of ACER, the Catalan Association of Research Entities, of which he later on became Secretary of the Board. For five years he was the General Director of IDIBELL, a large hospital research centre.
He has been member of the board of several research centres of the CERCA network (CRG; ICFO, CRESIB, among others) and also member of the investment board of INVERTEC. His entrepreneurial activities include the participation in several spin-off companies, and he was the CEO of the first spin-off company of the University of Barcelona (OED). As an independent consultant, he has worked for universities, regional governments, research institutions and investors.
He has been associate professor at ESADE, and he has extensive teaching experience in several universities (UB, UPF). He regularly collaborates with mainstream newspapers and media, generally in research and innovation support and advocacy.

He has a Biology Degree (UB), a Master in Sciences (UB) and an MBA (ESADE).

Sada, Cinzia

Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova
Sada, Cinzia
Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova

Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova.
In the period 2009-2015 she was Delegate of the Rector for the promotion of the opportunities of the young researchers and since 2009 she has been the University Responsible for the Acknowledgement of the HRS4R logo. She was facilitator in the meeting organised by the EU to promote the HRS4R strategies in Europe and assisted beginners to get involved into the process. Since 2012 she has been also committed as lead assessor for the HRS acknowledgment process.
She is co-author of more than 250 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, h-index being 38. She contributed to the realization of different specialist books on ferroelectric materials.

Cinzia graduated in Physics in 1997 at the University of Padova and received the PhD degree in Material Science in 2001 at the University of Catania.

MANAGEMENT

Bertero, Michela

Head of International and Scientific Affairs at CRG
Bertero, Michela
Head of International and Scientific Affairs at CRG

Head of International and Scientific Affairs at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).
Michela has more than 10 years of professional experience in different fields of research management (strategy, funding, collaboration, training, science policy, etc.). Her department´s mission is to strengthen the international and interdisciplinary dimension of the institute and create new opportunities for the scientific community. In the last years, she has been coordinating the scientific activities of the Severo Ochoa excellence programme. Currently, she coordinates the H2020 project ORION on Open Science.

Michela obtained her PhD in Genetics from the University of Pavia (Italy), followed by 6-year postdoctoral experience in structural and molecular biology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), and at the Gene Centre in Munich (Germany).

Canetti, Elena

Partner at Inveniam Group
Canetti, Elena
Partner at Inveniam Group

Partner at Inveniam Group (Israel), strategic consulting and transaction company.
Elena is recognized as one of the most active technology transfer leaders in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and has years of experience in technology commercialization in international markets. Prior to assuming this position, she was Vice President of Technology Transfer at Marqera (intellectual Property transaction broker), Vice President of Scientific Collaborations and Licensing Officer in the area of Technologies and Materials at Yissum (Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Elena holds an MBA from Boston University and a BFA from Tel Aviv University.

Labastida, Ignasi

Head of the Office of Knowledge Dissemination at the CRAI
Labastida, Ignasi
Head of the Office of Knowledge Dissemination at the CRAI

Head of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge at the CRAI (Learning and Research Resource Centre) at the University of Barcelona.
He also leads the Research Support Unit. Vice-Chair of the Board of SPARC Europe and member of the Steering Committee of the information and Open Access Policy Group at the League of the European Research Universities (LERU).
He has participated in many events on open licenses, open access, data management and open science, topics on which he also has several publications.

PhD in physics from the University of Barcelona.

Méndez, Raúl
Leader of the BAC

Leader of the BAC. (Research Group on Bibliometrics).
With 15 years of experience in the analysis of scientific publications, a discipline known as Bibliometrics. The BAC is composed of engineers and researchers with extensive experience in the bibliometric analysis of autonomous communities, institutional sectors such as the university or the sanitary, as well as in research areas such as cardiology or public health. Another area of expertise of the BAC is building reports on centers, and especially on research groups and researchers. Among other milestones, the technical participation of the BAC in the evaluation of the first edition of the call Severo Ochoa of Centers of Excellence of the Ministry of Education. More recently, the BAC has provided technical support to Clarivate Analytics in the production and analysis of the bibliometric data on Spain, on the occasion of the call of the ICONO Observatory of the FECYT.

Degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona. MBA from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Puigdomenech, Pere

Research Professor at CSIC
Puigdomenech, Pere
Research Professor at CSIC

Research Professor at the National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
After a stay at the Max-Planck Institute in Berlin, he joined the CSIC in 1981. He has worked at the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona from which he was director until 2002. He has been director of the Research Centre in Agricultural genomics (CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB) in Barcelona between 2003 and 2013.
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the French CNRS, the Working Group on Ethics and Science of ALLEA and the Ethics Committee of INRA-CIRAD-IFREMER. Member of the Institut D’Estudis Catalans (of which he chairs the section of Biological Sciences since 2017), of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, of the European Academy, of EMBO, and foreign member of several European Academies.
He received the medal Narcís Monturiol to the scientific and technological merit of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1992), the prize of the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca (2000), the prize of the COSCE of Scientific Divulgation (2013) and the prize Vicent Andrés and Estellés of Narrative Scientific (2006).

Degree in Physical Sciences from the University of Barcelona and PhD in Biological Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Ramón, Anna

Responsible for communication at CREAF
Ramón, Anna
Responsible for communication at CREAF

Responsible for communication at the Center for Ecological Research and forestry applications (CREAF) since 2011.
Passionate about corporate communication with more than 10 years of experience in the public research sector. Since 2011 she is managing the communication department of CREAF and giving support to different international projects by defining and carrying out its communication strategy. She is entirely convinced that a good communications strategy can catalyze the impact of science and demonstrate their contribution to a more sustainable and empowered society. To achieve this, the communications strategy has to be part of the culture and identity of the center, and it has to be an integral part of a coordinated strategy responding the corporate objectives.

Degree in Biology (2005 UAB) and Master in Scientific and Environmental Communication (2007 UPF, Barcelona School of Management).

Virgili, Jordi

Quality Assurance Manager at Sant Pau Institut
Virgili, Jordi
Quality Assurance Manager at Sant Pau Institut

Quality Assurance Manager Institut de Recercade l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, since February 2006.
In this field his objective is implement tools oriented to the collection and systematization of the scientific data generated in the institution, to facilitate the decision making of the governing bodies. Head of Quality Unit, with 18 years of experience in leadership, promotion and evaluation of compliance with quality management systems applicable in the field of R&D in a biomedical research institute: Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Responsible for corporate strategic projects of the institution. Participation in national and international discussion forums for the implementation of quality systems in the environment of public research centres. Specialties: GLP, GCP, Accreditation Sanitary Research Institutes, Quality in the R&D of public centres.

Degree in Biology, specializing in Biochemistry, University of Barcelona.

Workshop

Caño, Ana I.

Scientific Researcher of CSIC
Caño, Ana I.
Scientific Researcher of CSIC

Scientific Researcher of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC).
During one decade of research activity in Spain our laboratory has implemented a developmental perspective to the study of Brassinosteroid, uncover new concepts in field, identify novel pathways and open a number of new hypotheses that are currently at leading edge of the research field worldwide.
Beyond our experimental analyses in Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis), we lead the translation of our fundamental research towards the production of crops better adapted to drought.

Degree in Biology from the University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain), PhD University East Anglia, Norwich (UK).

Fernández, José M.

Head of the Scientific Management Department of ERC
Fernández, José M.
Head of the Scientific Management Department of ERC

Head of the Scientific Management Department of the European Research Council since February 2011.
Before joining the European Research Council he was Secretary General for Science and Technology Policy and Director General for Research of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (2008-2011). Previously he was Vice-President for Research of CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council (2004-2008).
Formerly, he was a Researcher and Professor of Theoretical Physics occupying positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, CERN, CSIC and the University of Santiago de Compostela. His research fields were Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, Knot Theory and Topological Quantum Field Theory.

He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University.

Guerra, Néstor

CEO and co-founder at IEC
Guerra, Néstor
CEO and co-founder at IEC

CEO and co-founder at IEC, start-up dedicated to the development of solutions for smart cities.
He combines this function with the professor of Business Design & Lean Startup at the School of Industrial organization EOI. He´s an entrepreneur, mentor and teacher, with more than ten years of experience in the development and management of technological businesses, being one of the most recognized experts in the field of Lean Startup.
He has been a speaker at such important events as TEDx, Expomanagement, Salón MiEmpresa, ESL, BSE, etc. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of ICSE (International Center Santander Undertake) and of Lazarus of the Fundación Caja Rural Castilla la Mancha. Mentor in the start-up program NEXT Google for Entrepreneur, mentor in Samba Health, Startup Dragon, Yuzz as well as Punctual collaborations in a significant number of accelerators in Spain and Ibero-America.

Telecommunications Engineer and Executive MBA. He has a scholarship holder in the Imagine Creative Center innovation program in San Francisco and the Babson College in Boston.

Marcipar, Javier

General manager and administrator at CIMNE Tecnología
Marcipar, Javier
General manager and administrator at CIMNE Tecnología

General manager and administrator at CIMNE Tecnología.
He has started his professional career in 1999 as a researcher at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) where he has specialized in inflatable structures. He has created his own company Spin-off in 2001, Buildair Ingeniería y Arquitectura S.A. devoted to the design, manufacturing and world-wide marketing of large scale inflatable hangars. Since 2011 he is the Managing Director of Cimne Tecnología, S.A, a company created to transfer scientific technologies developed as a result of research to the market through the creation of Spin-off. His professional profile is a technological entrepreneur in the industrial sector and specializes in technology transfer models and processes related to science in engineering. He has extensive experience in the creation of technology-based companies, industry-oriented innovation processes and the financing of new companies.

Civil engineer from the National University of Rosario in Argentina and Master in Business and Technology by La Salle in Barcelona.

Oñate, Eugenio

Director of CIMNE
Oñate, Eugenio
Director of CIMNE

Director of the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) from 1987. Professor of Structural and Continuous Mechanics at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
Director of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona (UPC) (1983-89), founder and founding director and Honorary President of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI) since 2004, founder and former president of the European Community of methods Computational in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) (2000-2004) and former president of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM) (2002-2010). He has 57 supervised doctoral theses.
He is editor of three international journals and author of three textbooks and approximately 370 scientific articles. He has broad experience in participating in international research projects in collaboration with industry. He has promoted the creation of 16 start-up companies. He has received numerous international awards.

Civil Engineer by the Technical University of Valencia, Spain (1975) and PhD from the University of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom (1979).