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.