Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business and a research associate of the Institute for Economic and Social Analysis at the University of Alcalá (Spain). He is also a Fellow at the Centre for European Studies Jean Monnet at IE University (Spain). Previously, he chaired the department of Economic Environment of Business and co-founded the Center for Eco-Intelligent Management at IE Business School, and he was also a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cambridge. He has dedicated the last few years to researching sustainable technological change and new policy and management models that address the environmental challenge in an innovative way. His advances in the field are expounded in numerous articles and works published in international journals and books. Furthermore, he regularly contributes to leading newspapers and media and participates as a speaker in conferences on business and the environment.
Innovation Council of recognised senior experts and mentors engaged in ecosystem projects.The council members engage in their personal capacity in our activities.
Alberto Arroyo Schnell (ES/BE)
As a Senior Policy Manager, he helps to channel the knowledge and research results of the International Union for Conservation of the Nature’s network into the EU Environmental Policy debate. Based in Brussels, he also plays a facilitation role in institutional, civil and socioeconomic stakeholders discussions. In his vision, innovation policy is key to help us solve our societal and environmental challenges.
José Luis Prieto (ES)
MSc. in Industrial and Management Engineering by Univ. Politecnica Madrid (Spain). Extensive experience as innovative operations executive leading a metrology innovation infrastructure (LOMG) funded by Galician regional government to play an intermediate role among academia, industry and public administration. Specialties: Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Metrology; Total Quality and Project Management. Member of Business in Fact, spanish business angels network. Founder&Partner of SIL Engineering (spanish SME engineering firm). Regular participation as mentor at entrepreneurial inititatives (e.g. Crea UPM, lead by Univ. Politecnica Madrid) and as speaker at international and national fora about R&D infrastructures and their role within innovation ecosystems.
Anna M. Sanchez (ES)
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.
Susan Feitoza (ES/US)
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.