Healthcare entrepreneur and Founding Fellow in MOEBIO Design Health Barcelona, the first Stanford affiliated interdisciplinary program in Spain creating a disruptive, ecosystem to train future health technology innovators. Business development and management skills in innovation design, healthcare and scientific communications. Connector linking industry (healthcare/pharma/medtech), academia, associations and institutions in business and nonprofit sectors. Operations and change management expert, who served as former Executive Director of AmChamSpain and led non-profit, member based organization to profitability and operational excellence. Prior position as Institutional Relations Director at Thomson Reuters, biomedical communications/STM/data science sector. Native of New York, USA and long-term resident in Iberia having lived in both Spain and Portugal. Thrive in diversity with multi-functional, international teams. Regularly work as consultant, mentor and advisor.
His initial background is with basic research in physics. Later on he devoted time to research and innovation policy from the public sector angle. His playground has been international from the very beginning. He was the director of innovation in a chemical company. He also spent several years in the world of philanthropy, always in relation to research and innovation.
David has founded and managing Athena DG, a consulting company based in Brussels which provides strategic, evaluation and communication services in the European Research and Innovation field. He has worked previously for EUREKA/Eurostars and the European Commission.
Associate professor at the Department of Development Economics of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and co-director of the PhD Program in Innovation Economics and Management. His research focuses on the globalization of innovation and he regularly works as a consultant to the OECD and the World Bank.
Francisco J. Jariego, Technology Director, PhD. Independent researcher and advisor. Collaborating with the Centre for Support for Technological Innovation at UPM University. Chairman of the Advisory Board of FOM. Former Director of Industrial IoT in Telefonica. 25 years of experience in R&D and innovation in the ICT sector.