Jordi Ràfols is the founder and CEO of Innoget.com, one of the largest online Open Innovation Networks. He has more than 20 years of experience working on Open Innovation and technology transfer, and Internet business. He has been directly involved in hundreds of Open Innovation projects in a wide range of different industries and has worked with several International Companies in the evaluation, development, and deployment of their Open Innovation programs.
As part of the Catalan National program “Startup Catalonia,” he acted as a business coach for technology-based Startups helping them to develop and implement their strategy and accelerate business growth. He has been a managing partner at Science2Society.eu, one of the largest EU funded projects in the field of technology transfer and Open Innovation aimed at developing new processes to enhance Industry-Academia collaboration.
Jordi holds an MBA at ESADE Business School and a Corporate Finance degree at IE (Instituto de Empresa in Madrid) and has been involved in Corporate Venture and valuation projects. As an innovation conference speaker, he has shared his view on Open Innovation and collaborative R&D and innovation ecosystems in many international and cross-industries events in Berlin, London, Edinburgh, Boston, Paris, Singapore, and Barcelona. He has also given lectures to MBA program alumni at ESADE Business School on online Open Innovation business models.