The ICMAT works actively to transfer mathematical knowledge to society and industry. The science of excellence conducted by our researchers provides first-class innovative knowledge that can be translated into solutions for companies, industries and public governments.
The institute addresses projects that require a complex mathematical solution, defining objectives in close collaboration with companies in the strictest confidentiality. Its researchers are specialized in very specific areas of mathematics, from harmonic analyses and differential equations to stochastic processes or number theory. Thanks to the collaborative network of the ICMAT, multidisciplinary projects can also be managed with the assistance of experts in computing science, engineering, physics, etc.
INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD Click here.
The Industry Advisory Board has the mission of giving shape to the mathematical transfer strategy of our Institute. In particular, it will give advice to improve the transfer of mathematical knowledge from our researchers to society and companies, so that its potential benefits can be best exploited and put into good use.
The Board counts with the following members:
Nuria Oliver (Director of Data Science Research in Vodafone)
Nuria Oliver is Director of Research in Data Science at Vodafone, Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance and Chief Scientific Advisor at the Vodafone Institute. Graduated in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), she holds a PhD in Perceptual Intelligence from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has 20 years of research experience in computer science, specialised in the areas of human behaviour modelling and human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, and mobile computing. She worked as a researcher at Microsoft Research for over 7 years and was Scientific Director at Telefonica R&D for over 8 years. She has published over 150 scientific publications with more than 13500 citations, is co-inventor of 40 filed patents and is regular keynote speaker at international conferences.
José de No (Ex- Director of the Knowledge Transfer office at the CSIC)
José de No was director of the Knowledge Transfer Office at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) from 1996 to 2001, and since 2004 he collaborates with the Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR). Graduated in Physics at the University of Valladolid, he holds a PhD also in Physics from the same University. He counts with more than 10 years’ experience in automation and robotics as researcher and was subdirector in the Spanish Ministry of Industry for 7 years and has been member of over 10 different advisory committees over the years.
Alberto Sillera (Director of the Madrid Office at Tecnalia Research & Innovation)
Alberto Silleras is currently the Director of the Madrid Office at Tecnalia Research & Innovation and Managing Director and co-owner of the company ESI Process Consulting, specialised in the management of Information technology. From 2009 to the end of 2010 he was the Business Development Director at the European Software Institute and from the beginning of 2011 until December 2012 of the Inspiring Business Forum at Tecnalia. Graduated in Statistics at the Complutense University of Madrid and with a master in Management of small and medium enterprises by Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), he is also SCAMPI Lead Appraiser certified by the Software Engineering Institute at the Carnegie Mellon University.
Elena Alfaro (Global Head Data and Open Innovation at the BBVA)
Elena Alfaro is the Chief Executive Officer of BBVA Data & Open Innovation department. She has a large experience in Big Data and advanced analytics, mainly developed working at Ericsson and the BBVA. She has a BA in Economics & Business Administration by the Universities of Sunderland and Universidad Autonoma, and a Master in Intangibles Analysis and Management. She has taken part in the program "40-under-40 Young European Leaders" in 2013 edition.
Julio Casal (President of the CorBi Fundation)
Julio Casal is the president and funding member of the CorBI Foundation (Coruña Biomedical Institute Foundation). Graduated in Economy, he also obtained a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Sociology. He is very much involved in communication and outreach actions and launched an editorial company, Le Pourquoipas Ed., devoted exclusively to science education and dissemination. He is founding member of the Foundation to Support the National Museum of Science and Technology (FAMUNCYT).
SECTORS FOR COLLABORATION Click here.
ICMAT can offer mathematical innovation in the following areas:
- Energy and Environment
- Health and Medicine
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Fluid Mechanics
- Communication and Information Technologies
- Transport and Logistics
- Economy and Finances
ADAPTATION TO THE COMPANY Click here.
Collaboration with the business sector can adopt different formats, depending on the needs of each client:
- Consultancy and Scientific Assessment
- Collaboration in Horizon2020 Projects
- Development of R&D Projects
- On-demand Training Courses
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