12 April 2017 ICFO Launchpad Advisory Board

Experts in the entrepreneurial process team up with ICFO’s KTT Unit At the core of a frontier research institute are individuals with the drive to do or discover something that no one has ever done before. ICFO is proactive in fostering entrepreneurial activities and spin-off creation, encouraging ICFOnians to take their new ideas and discoveries “made @ ICFO” out of the lab and into society.

The center offers its researchers the KTT Launchpad, a space and support structure that allows innovative ideas to develop into new technology spin-offs. In addition, ICFO participates in incubator activities and seeks to attract venture capital investment. To date, ICFO has helped create five start-up companies, with additional initiatives in various stages of incubation.

The KTT unit announces the creation of the Launchpad Business Advisory Board, composed of highly-reputed professionals with outstanding expertise in the critical aspects of the entrepreneurial process, who collaborate with the KTT team to advise on ICFO’s valorization and licensing strategy, including the creating of start-ups as they move towards market entry.
  • Elena Canetti, Partner, Inveniam Group
  • Dr. Carles Puente, Co-founder and Vice President Innovation, Fractus Antennas; Patent Management Professor, Barcelona-Tech
  • Josep Ll. Sanfeliu, Managing Partner, Ysios Capital