“I design and execute strategies to keep clients at the forefront of technological innovation. Clients range from governments and international organisations trying to understand the implications and opportunities of emerging technologies to start ups.
For twenty five years, from the European Space Agency to Graphene start ups I have been identifying, understanding and acting on technology trends to build new companies or facilitate innovation in existing ones. My hands on approach as an early stage CEO uses skills such as open innovation, strategy, digital marketing, public relations and the analysis of new business areas or investment opportunities.
This has been complemented by my work in assessing and addressing the societal challenges created by the development and governance of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine and geoengineering.
I have instigated research, commissioned, written and published highly cited reports on the economic potential of nanotechnologies and life sciences at Cientifica, the World Economic Forum and World Gold Council. My work has been used by governments and public policy organisations, the financial sector and international business in setting, defining and measuring effectiveness of R&D programs, technology policy and innovation strategy.
I am recognised as a leading expert in the economics and commercialisation of nano- and other emerging technologies, and a respected science and technology communicator. I am a regular and innovative keynote speaker at high level conferences across the world.”
Specialties: Nanotechnology, materials, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, venture capital, technology transfer, strategic consulting, M&A, government policy, regulation of technologies.
Cientifica was founded as CMP Cientifica in Madrid in 1997 in order to meet the advanced analytical needs of the European Space Agency. The ESA awarded a contract to CMP Cientifica to run the advanced materials characterization program for the Astrophysics research division. Simultaneously the company began to move into networking and information, with the launch of the European Science Foundation sponsored EuroFE network in 1999, linking all the key researchers working on applications of field emission related technologies. By 2000 the company was already meeting the increasing demand for information on emerging technologies to both the business and academic communities. Cientifica also launched Europe’s largest nanotechnology conference; TNT 2000, the world’s first conference dealing with investing in nanotechnologies; I2Nano, and the worlds first weekly information source dedicated to Nanotechnology; TNT Weekly. In 2002 Cientifica published the first edition of ‘The Nanotechnology Opportunity Report’, described by NASA as “the defining report in the field of nanotechnology.” Cientifica is distinct from all other companies providing consulting and information services. It combines knowledge and expertise in both the science and business of emerging technologies, with