Sociedad para el Fomento de la Innovación Tecnológica, INNOVATEC is an independent Spanish firm, offering knowledge and expertise to perform and coordinate Research, Development and Innovation projects. It was established in 1999 as a Spin-off from the Technology Transfer Unit of the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain). The areas of expertise include evaluation of R&D projects (national, European and international), R&D management tools, follow-up and evaluation of R&D activities, coordination of R&D projects, development of technology transfer programmes, design of in-house plans and strategies for promotion and financing of R&D, planning, organization and coordination of scientific events and implementation of dissemination strategies.
Contact person: Erika Sela firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of INNOVATEC in COLUMBUS
INNOVATEC will provide input into Work Package 1. Other inputs to Work Package 2 to 8.
Profile of staff engaged in the project:
Dr Joaquín Guinea is the director and founder of INNOVATEC. He is an Engineer with MSc (1981, Univ. of Fisheries, Tokyo) and PhD. (1989, UPM, Madrid). At present he is Honorary Professor of Alcala Univ. (Madrid), Lecturer of “R&D Management” at the Univ. Complutense (Madrid) and the Coordinator of the project EVAL-HEALTH. Joaquín is an expert evaluator (ex ante and ex post) for EU R&D in different thematic research fields with almost 10 years’ experience. He has also worked as Expert Evaluator of R&D EUREKA Projects for the Centre of Technology Development (CDTI, within the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain) in the area of marine resources and aquaculture and for the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective (ANEP) in different thematic fields. He has also been the Spanish representatives of the former Marine Science and Technology (MAST) EC Programme, Business Development Director of the Spanish marine biotechnology company, PharmaMar and Director of the Technology Transfer office of the University of Alcala.
Erika Sela is a senior consultant and co-founder at INNOVATEC with a university graduate in Biological Sciences. She is project manager of the EVAL-HEALTH project and has also participated in many other FP7 projects. She has previously worked as Technology Transfer officer at University of Alcala (Madrid, Spain), Business development assistant for the Spanish marine biotechnology company PharmaMar and Evaluator of R&D Projects (mainly from private companies) for the Centre of Technology and Industrial Development (CDTI, within the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain) in the area of marine resources and aquaculture.