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Collaborators, Experts & Advisors

Catalyst Speakers & Venture Portfolio

  • Victoria Howell, Director & Instructor, Newton Berkeley Changemaker Series, UC Berkeley

  • Edo Segal, Touchcast, (Metaverse) via Elysium

  • Ed Albanese, Vectara (AI and Search)

  •  Fabi Riesen, Loft Dynamics (Metaverse & Mixed Reality)

  • Adam Ahmad, Kea (AI & Voice)

  • Amine Anoun, Evisort (AI for Law)

  •  Anada Lakra, BoldVoice (AI and Voice Accents)

  • Caleb Boyd, Molton Industries (Green Hydrogen, Synthetic Fuels)

  • Melanie Matheu, Prellisbio (Bio-convergence, tissue engineering for drug discovery)

  • Shwan Lamei, Emulate Energy  (Clean Energy)

IE Leadership

  • Ikhlaq Sidhu, Dean School of Sci-Tech

  • Rafif Srour, Undergrad Vice-Dean School of Sci-Tech

  • David Gomez-Ullate, Head of Faculty IE Sci-Tech, Chief Scientist Energy & Climate Lab

  • Robert Polding, Academic Director, Health & Tech Lab

  • Dae-Jin Lee, Faculty, Chief Scientist Health & Tech Lab

  • Guillermo De Haro, Interim Grad. Vice-Dean School of Sci-Tech

  • Luis Maldonado, Faculty, Academic Director Financial Systems

  • David Yeregui Marcos del Blanco, Entrepreneur In Residence

  • Luis Galindo, Faculty Lead, Cybersecurity IX

  • Annamaria Conti, IE Business School, Associate Professor of Strategy

Catalyst Academic Network

  • David Bchiri, Acceleration, Head of Foundation

  • Karin Baur, Berkeley, Berkeley and IX Global Engagement

  • Dave Mawhinney, CMU, Director, Swartz Center

  • Hani Asfour, Dubai Institute Of Design and Innovation, Dean

  • Saumen Chakraborty, Elysium, Partner

  • Mari Suoranta, Finland, JYU, Professor

  • George , Giaglis, UNIC

  • Aiman Erbad, HBKU, Associate Professor at the College of Science and Engineering

  • Amine Bermak, HBKU, Professor, College of Science and Engineering

  • Nadir Yildirim, HBKU, Innovation Director & Acting Executive Director of Strategic Planning & Partnerships

  • Alfred Tan, HKBU, IP Tech Transfer

  • Anderson Shum, HKU, Professor Associate VP (Research and Innovation)

  • Cathy Mulligan, Instituto Superior Técnico, ERA Chair (Blockchain), Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, CISA Fellow @WEF

  • Glenn Muschert, Khalifa University, UAE, Professor

  • Yama Temouri, Khalifa University, UAE, Professor

  • Charlotta Johnsson, Lund University, Rector Helsingborg, Professor

  • Khalil Ramadi, NYU, Professor

  • Guido Schuster, OST Switzerland, Director ICAI, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Anne Miller, Oxford, Teaching Staff

  • Amrik Sen, Plaksha, Professor

  • Ota Novotný, Prague University of Economics and Business, Vice-Rector, VSE, Prague

  • Michael Lepech, Stanford, Director, Stanford Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness, Professor

  • Tom Byers, Stanford, Director, STVP and Professor

  • Jason Li-Ying , Technical University of Denmark (DTU),  Professor and Head of Research

  • Jes Broeng, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Director and Professor

  • Thomas J. Howard , Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Professor and Chair

  • Helmut Schönenberger, TUM, UnternehmerTUM GmbH, Professor, TUM, CEO UnternehmerTUM GmbH

  • Costas Spanos, UC Berkeley, Director CITRIS and Professor

  • Ken Singer, UC Berkeley, Director SCET

  • Shankar Sastry, UC Berkeley, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Computer Science Co-Director, C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute Faculty Director, FHL  Center for Enhanced Reality Professor of EECS, BioE, and MechE

  • Slav Hermanowicz, UC Berkeley, Professor

  • Tarek Zohdi, UC Berkeley, Associate Dean of Research

  • Trond Peterson, UC Berkeley, Vice Dean, Letters and Sciences

  • Victoria Howell, UC Berkeley, Newton and ELPP Faculty

  • Lea Shanley, ICSI - UC Berkeley,, Executive Director and President 

  • Michael Mohoney, ICSI - UC Berkeley, Director Big Data 

  • Sung Chul Bae, UNIST, Professor

  • Weon-Kyoung Jo, UNIST, Professor

  • Mauro Rebelo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

  • Ramiro Montealegre, University of Colorado & IE, Professor

  • Yoo-Seong Song, University of Illinois, School of Information

  • Thas Nirmalathas, University of Melbourne, Director, Wireless Lab and Professor

  • Julio M. Ottino, University of Northwestern, Engineering Dean 

  • Alberto Garrido, UPM, Vicerrector for Quality and Efficiency 

  • Asunción Gómez, UPM, Vicerrector for Research

  • Luis Salgado, UPM, Madrid, Professor

  • Isabel Ortiz, UPM, Madrid, Professor

  • Vicente Potzsch, Virbela Company

IE Clubs

Fintech Club

Robotics Club

IE Centers

IE Center for Social Innovation

IE Center of Entrepreneurship

IE Center for Families in Business

IE Global Corporation Center

IE China Center

IE Center for C-Centricities

IE Africa Center

IE Center for the Governance of Change

IE Center for Social Innovation & Sustainability

IE Center for Diversity

IE Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economic and Finance

IE Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management

IE Center for Health Well-being and Happines

IEU Labs

Marketing & Consumer Insights Lab

Finance Lab

Policy Lab

D-Lab

Food Culture Lab

Communication Lab

Legal Clinic

Slow Fashion Lab

Tech Lab

Econ Datalab

Strategy Lab

Social Impact Lab

Entrepreneurship Lab

IE Affiliates

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