Dr. Claudio Feijoo

Professor, Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

Dr Claudio Feijóo holds an MSc and PhD in Telecommunication Engineering and an MSc in Quantitative Economics. He is full professor at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) where he is the Director for Entrepreneurship, leading programs on education, launch and acceleration of tech-based startups and spin-offs. At academia, he teaches on Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, leads the EU-funded Master program for AI in public services, and pursues research on the future socio-economic impact of emerging technologies. From 2014 to 2020, his key responsibility was to reach agreements for cooperation and launch joint research and innovation projects with the best technology universities in Asia. During that time, he organized several high-level international conferences on AI, while publishing reports and papers on AI innovation ecosystem in China and its international spillovers.

He also set the first incubation program for Spanish-related entrepreneurs in China. Claudio has worked in assignments on five continents for main international institutions. His employment record includes spells at the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Industry. He also has a 20+ years’ background as founder and mentor of startups and is experienced in managing the implementation of innovative projects. He regularly lectures at international seminars and for postgraduate courses. He also guest edits for major academic journals, having authored more than 300 publications in books, journals and conferences. His latest book addresses the use of technology within international geo-strategy.