Mr Jari Kaivo-oja is an expert in the field of foresight and innovation management. He is Research Director at Finland Futures Research Centre, at TSE of University of Turku. He is adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki (Faculty of Science) and at the University of Lapland (Faculty of Social Sciences). He has worked in various foresight research projects for the European Commission (FP 6, FP 7, and Horizon 2020), European Parliament, European Foundation, Nordic Innovation Centre, Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and the Academy of Finland. He is respected research fellow in European science forums, being among other things, Skłodowska-Curie science program´s evaluator in 2016 and evaluator of various EU research programmes.
PhD on Innovation and Business Management
Master in Public Administration
Technical Engineer in Electronics
Owner at ITimes Advisers, S.L., accompanying institutions in all stages of innovation management, from the detail of the strategy to the exploitation of results,
Member of various national and international technical committees related to R & D and Innovation: International Expert for CEN and ISO in Innovation Management Systems, Assessment and Partnership Working Groups; Member of the Technical Committee for R&D and Innovation Standardization at AENOR.
Teacher at masters and postgraduates modules of R&D, Innovation and Technology Transfer Management in public and private universities: UPC, FPC, UB, Ramon Llull, ESADE, EOI, EADA.
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.