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 researches on the future socio-economic impact of emerging information society technologies, in particular, from an ultra-broadband, mobile and content perspective. Since 2014 he lives in Shanghai, where he serves as Co-Director of the Sino-Spanish Campus at Tongji University in Shanghai and, as well, Director for Asia at UPM. He has been guest lecturer at IE Business School on digital business and disruptive ICT, and he is a member of the board of the International Telecommunications Society. He also spent two extremely nice years working at the Institute for Prospective Technological studies of the European Commission. He has run marathons, travelled across the Kalahari, Syrian and Australian deserts, wrote a couple of books on independent rock music, and help launch more than fifteen startups. He is currently involved as mentor in three startups between Europe and Asia (China) covering social media, the music industry and AI for all. He is also a serial intrapreneur with a long track on new education programs with a focus on multidisciplinary domains and innovation. He is particularly proud of having worked with –and getting grants and salaries for- more than 150 brilliant students from across the world and from different engineering, architectural, economic, and social sciences background.
Graduated in Entrepeneurial Leadership and Innovation, specialized in Intrapreneurship in corporations and people based organizations. He co-founded TZBZ in 2013, a transformational innovation cooperative whos misión is to transform the world throught cooperative model businesses. In 2017 Markel become CEO of MTA China, helping to consolidate the educational project in the biggest country of the network. Since 2019 he co-lead Travelling University, a start up whos mission is to create an world open campus that aggregates transformational learning experiences. Actually Travelling University manage transformational programmes in US, South Korea, China, India, Germany and Spain.
Phd on Social Enterprise and Globalization; Cum Laude, Jose María is co-founder and co-leads Mondragon Team Academy, a global network of team entrepreneurs of more than 2500 people all over the world. Actually Jose Mari co-leads 15 innovation laboratories of MTA in more than 10 countries in 3 continents. An innovator in education from its core, inspiring a multitude of people from different backgrounds and cultures. His leading style is bottom-up, empowering not only the learners in the educational programs, but also the people in the working community by installing the spirit and importance of cooperation and working in team. This work has gave him the Ashoka Fellow recognition in 2015 as one of the most remarcable social entrepreneurs in the world. Lecturer and Researcher in Mondragon University, he combines the effort to create a transformative educational system together with an entrepeneurial aim of creating cooperative values based companies, being board member and advisor in different impact driven business initiatives.
Laura Millán is an Industrial Design Engineer from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She holds a master degree in international leadership and her main research is about design methodologies applied to business models. She currently manages Xiji Incubator, an incubator for foreign companies based in Tongji, Shanghai.
After obtaining his master degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Joan Bruno oriented his career into the study, development and application of Design Methods, positioning conceptual design as a key driver for innovation. The need of attaining integrative visions stimulates his basic research, in which he constantly looks for new connections that link creativity, science and technology from a humanist perspective. As a practitioner, he has been responsible for the development of conceptual design methods in Altran, speaker in international conferences, advisor for the creation of innovation teams, and lecturer at Technical University of Madrid (UPM). As a PhD researcher, he has visited the College of Design & Innovation of Tongji University in Shanghai. In the field of social innovation, he has created several projects, using Design Methods as a natural complement to creativity. In his research, Joan Bruno intends to establish new relations between the art of Design Thinking and the practice of engineering formulation. He is passionate about discovering new cultures and knowledges, that remind him the need of amplifying our perspectives to face inspiring challenges.
Dr. Santos-Sopena holds a B.A., and M.A., in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English) from Universidad Complutense (Spain), a M.A., in Spanish Language and Literature from The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), a Ph.D., Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture - Comparative and Cultural Studies from University of Maryland - College Park, and a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University (NYU).
He organizes international and educational programs, coordinates cultural events, and designs communication, social media and digital marketing strategies to promote several international students' services and arts management initiatives.
As an educator, he holds a very active research agenda in using technology in language, culture, history, film, and literature higher education courses and Applied Linguistics. He is interested in Online, Blended-Hybrid, and e-Learning courses.