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Sergio AlcaldeTechnical Engineer in Computer Systems, Master in Information Technology in Manufacturing and Master in Business Entrepreneurship, by Polytechnic University of Madrid.

I started my career in the Institute of Industrial Automatics of the Higher Scientific Research Centre (IAI-CSIC), where I participated in several research projects of the Autopia Program, on automatic driving of autonomous cars, where I made a number of papers and presentations. I won the Eduardo Barreiros Award (Research Award in Automotive Sector) from the foundation of the same name.

I was associated professor in Experimental Sciences and Technology University School and Computer Science University School of the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid.

I work at since 2001, a company of which I have been a shareholder since 2004. I worked as a programmer analyst, functional analyst and project manager and I was the Director of Information Technology in Manufacturing Business Unit.

I am the Head of R&D Department. I specialize in R&D and innovation projects management. I am an “intrapreneur”. My work involves the evaluation of technologies, products and services; the management of associated resources; preparation of public funding applications for R&D and startups; development of product business plans; business feasibility studies… Always applying agile methodologies and various disciplines and techniques around the startups and entrepreneurship world: Lean StartUp Method, Business Model Canvas, Customer Development, Bootstrapping, Design Thinking, User Experience, Visual Thinking .. .

I also co-organized the Master in Business Entrepreneurship.