Alfons Carnicero

Co-founder and CEO

Industrial and Biomedical engineer with experience in the development of medical devices and entrepreneurship, having participated in several acceleration programs. Alfons has worked within the Medtech industry in the areas of product development, R&D, manufacturing, rehab. engineering and biomechanics. He also worked at Institut Guttmann, which facilitates interaction with the center. Alfons is passionate about how new technologies and innovation can help to improve patient’s care.

Alex Garcia

Co-founder and CTO

Automation and Control engineer with experience in motion control, electronics and programming. Alex has worked in fields like automotive, 3D-printing and electronics. These experiences have allowed him to gain deep knowledge on subjects such as communication protocols, control loop design, system integration and agile methodologies. Personally, he finds new technologies and the change they can bring into people’s lives fascinating and he is certainly willing to contribute.

Josep M. Font, PhD

Co-founder and CSO

Josep M. did his postdoc at the Centre for Intelligent Machines of McGill University (Canada) and is currently Director of the UPC Biomechanical Engineering Lab. He has wide experience in coordinating R&D projects and industrial contracts in the areas of rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics and robotics. He has published 32 articles in international high-impact journals, more than 100 conference papers, has requested 2 patents, and has supervised 3 doctoral theses.

Dr. Joan Vidal, PhD


Medical specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Head of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Institut Guttmann. He is the Spanish representative in the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS) and Vice President of the Spanish Society of Paraplegia. His specialties are rehabilitation, treatment of neuropathic pain and spasticity, and physiological adaptation in spinal cord injured. Dr. Vidal coordinates the clinical studies and plays an important role with clinical stakeholders.

Pau Martínez

Testing Engineer

Industrial Engineer by the UPC with a double Master’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering by the Illinois Institute of Technologies. He has worked on a wide range of topics, including research in structural analysis, test-bench design and implementation, actuator characterization and has experience designing estimation algorithms for GPS aircraft safety. This last research led to the publication of his first conference paper in the Institute of Navigation (ION) one of the most prestigious publications in the navigation industry.

Jesús de Miguel

Robotics and Automation engineer

Electronics, Robotics and Automation engineer with experience in control techniques, programming and embedded systems. Jesús has a solid academic background which allows him to manage a wide range of tasks. His attitude to work and study new topics is extraordinary. He has a personal interest in innovative technologies which bring facilities to people. From his point of view, teamwork is essential in the development of a good project.

Advisory Board

John Collins, PhD
Project Mentor

COO at Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology (CIMIT, Boston)

Elena Canetti, MBA
Tech Transfer Advisor

Co Managing Partner at Inveniam Group (Israel)

Bart Huisken, MBA
Financial Advisor

Serial entrepreneur in IoT and SaaS

Marc Vila, MBA
Technological Advisor

General Manager at INGENIA Motion Control