MIT REAP Team Madrid’s focus is on the metropolitan area of Madrid, Spain. The team is largely focused on education and building/ attracting strong talent pools. MIT REAP Madrid teams consists of predominantly corporate and university stakeholder groups, as well as Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Champion Family Office Committee Member, Calidad Pascual
Talent and Total Quality Director, Calidad Pascual
Alejandro Arranz Calvo
General Director of Investigation and Innovation of the Community of Madrid
Innovation Director, Calidad Pascual
Vice President, Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation
Carlos A. López-Barrio
Full Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Director, Enterprise Sales Unit Spain West, IBM
CEO, Tetuan Valley
Juan A. Aviles
Technical Manager for Industrial Architect, IBM
Coordinator, Calidad Pascual
Roberto Ocaña Pastor
Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel New Customer Acquisition Leader, IBM
MC/MPA Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School
Growth & Innovation Leader, Unlimiteck
Innovation and Processes Director, Ferrovial
Manuel Martinez Alonso
Open Innovation Manager, Ferrovial
Gabriel Pastor Gonzalez
Corporate Strategy Manager, Ferrovial
Assistant Professor, University Politécnica de Madrid
CEO of Haverland
Product Manager at Tetuan Valley
Challenge & Opportunity
Strategy & Action
Region of focus:
Community of Madrid
High quality of life
High quality of education
Need to develop a stronger I&E culture
Need to develop stronger entrepreneurial education
Gabriel Torres – Family Office Committee Member, Calidad Pascual
Largely focused on education and building/ attracting strong talent pools
Urgency for change is related to R&D support, qualified employment, job creation for the youth and an entrepreneurial spirit
Connecting the various existing and new programs with more stakeholders
Project to promote open and collaborative innovation among entrepreneurs.
252 projects in 3 food categories:
Products and processes related to nutrition and health
Innovation on relation channels with customers and consumers / B2C channels, digitalization.
Environmental: Initiatives to reduce environmental impact, water use, circular economy.
Core Regional Metrics
Economic & Social Progress
Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.
Culture & Community
Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.