Knowledge transfer

Although my professional priorities have to do with teaching and research, I cooperate frequently with public organizations, business firms and technological centers in topics that are related to my research agenda.

My partnerships with public organizations have taken place around such isues as design and evaluation of innovation and competitiveness policies, Balance Scorecards, strategic planning for specific industries or organizational transformations towards leaner environments. Some of these institutions are the Interamerican Development Bank, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, several branches of the Galician Government dealing with industrial competitiveness, CO2 emissions or efficiency in healthcare  (IGAPE, GAIN, ACIS, IGE), Galician Economic and Social Council, and Vigo Free Trade Zone Consortium.

Simultaneously, I have also carried out several research projects for technological centers and business firms in the food, pharmaceutical, services, fish, building and automotive industries. Sometimes this cooperation takes place through framework agreements or European projects with clusters or business associations.  In other ocassions, I have collaborated directly with individual firms and technological centers in research, counselling or teaching. Some of them are Alcantara&Partners, Altran, CECOPESCA, APM Management Tools, Atlantic, CETMAR, Grupo Calvo, Gradiant, Innova Consult, Jealsa Rianxeira, Kaizen Institute, Pescanova, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Syngenta and TECNALIA Research & Innovation.