About us

Excellence · Commitment · Inspiration · Collaboration

Who we are and where we want to go

The i2CAT Foundation is a non-profit research and innovation centre that promotes mission-driven knowledge to solve business challenges, co-create solutions with a transformative impact, empower citizens through open and participative digital social innovation with territorial capillarity, and promote pioneering and strategic initiatives.

Fostering collaboration to design the digital society of the future.

i2CAT wants to lead the challenge of designing the digital society of the future based on research and innovation in advanced digital
technologies.

Through talent generation and cooperation with the stakeholders of the local and international digital research and innovation ecosystem, i2CAT, with the commitment of its members, envisions Catalonia as a creative, empowered, and innovative society, where knowledge and digital technology are at the service of people.


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i2CAT’s activities

i2CAT’s activities span the areas of Research, playing a key role in the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation; Strategic Projects, leading local initiatives that strengthen the digital policies of public administration, and Technology Transfer, fostering R&D collaboration with companies to develop innovative market-oriented solutions.

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Core values

Excellence

Commitment

Talent, knowledge,
experience, cutting-edge
Integrity, trust,
proactivity, impact.

 

Inspiration

 

Collaboration

Creativity, vision,
leadership, motivation.

Cooperation, co-creation,
empowerment, integration.

Four pillars define our identity to advance towards a new digital society and economy.

Funding

5,7M€

Income Breakdown (%)

Core funding Government of Catalonia 10%
Public competitive funding 54%
R&D Services 18%
Public & Private Contributions 18%

Staff

102 employees

Staff

Research and Development 44
Innovation 22
Support Staff 28
Administration and Management 8

Projects

71 R&D projects

R&D Projects

R&D On-Demand Services 20
Competitive Projects 39
Strategic R&D Projects with Public Administration 12

Growth Rate

+56%

2015-2019

Our organization

Board of Trustees



Mr. Jordi Puigneró i Ferrer, President, Minister for Digital Policy and Public Administration, Government of Catalonia
Mr. Francesc Torres Torres, Vice-President I, Rector for the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Mr. Carles Salvadó Usach, Secretary of the Board, Head of Telecommunications Service for the Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society Department, Government of Catalonia
Mr. David Ferrer i Canosa, Secretary for the Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society Department, Government of Catalonia
Mr. Daniel Marco Pàrraga, Director General of Innovation and Digital Economy, Government of Catalonia
Mr. Víctor Vera Vinardell, Key Account Territorial Director, Orange
Mr. Joan Romero Circuns, CEO at ACCIÓ
Mr. Joan Gómez Pallarès, General Manager of Research, Government of Catalonia
Mr. Jordi Berenguer Sau, Vice-Rector for Knowledge transfer at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Mr. Luca Pelà, Vice-Chancellor for Science Policy at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Mr. Xavier Milà Vidal, Managing Director for the Centre of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, Government of Catalonia.
Mr. Lluis Rovira Pato, Director at CERCA Institution
Mrs. Laura Molist Celihueta, Regional Director for Catalonia at Vodafone
Mr. Albert Armengol López, Director for the Public Sector at Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Mr. Francesc Bert i Josa, General Manager at Cisco Systems in Catalonia
Mr. Amadeu Gassó Gimeno, Technical Manager at CCMA
Mrs. Carme Torras, Research Professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) and Head of research line Perception and Manipulation, Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial (IRI)
Mr. Óscar Pallarols Brossa, Director of Strategy for Product and Innovation at Cellnex Telecom
Mr. Josuè Sallent Ribes, Director at TICSalut Foundation
Mr. Lluís Comellas i Riera, Research Vice-Chancellor at Universitat Ramon Llull
Mr. Michael Donaldson Carbón, Commissioner for Digital Innovation, Electronic Administration and Good Governance, Barcelona City Council
Mr. David Noguer i Bau, Regional Manager at Juniper Networks
Mr. Felip Fenollosa, General Manager at Fundació CIM
Mr. Oriol Torruella, Manager at the Centre for Information Security of Catalonia (CESICAT), Government of Catalonia
Mr. Joan Bennassar, Technical Manager at Media Pro
Mr. Boris Bellalta Jiménez, Teacher of the ICT Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mr. Diego Matas Morillo, General Manager at Interoute Iberia

Executive committee
Mr. Lluís Rovira i Pato, President, Director at CERCA InstitutionMr. Carles Salvadó Usach, Vice-President of Delegate Committee, Head of Telecommunications Service at Secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society Mr. Daniel Marco Pàrraga, Director General of Innovation and Digital Economy, Government of CataloniaMrs. Montserrat Cereza Carril, Territorial Manager of Institutional Relations at OrangeMr. Lluís Anaya Torres, Data and Innovation Manager for the Centre of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, Government of Catalonia.Mr. Joan Romero Circuns, CEO at ACCIÓMr. Lluís Comellas i Riera, Research Vice-Rector at Universitat Ramon LlullMr. Xavier Ferràndiz, vocal, Engineering and Infrastructures Manager of CCMAMr. Javier Marcos Álvarez, Technological Innovation Unit Manager at Cellnex TelecomMr. Josuè Sallent Ribes, Director at TICSalut FoundationMr. Álex Carballo Romero, Sales Manager of Government and Public Services at VodafoneMr. Albert Armengol López, Director for the Public Sector at Fujitsu Technology SolutionsMr. Xavier Azemar Mallard, Head of Barcelona Innovation Center at Cisco SystemsMr. Francisco Rodríguez, Managing Director at IMI (Barcelona City Council)Mr. David Noguer i Bau, Regional Director at Juniper NetworksMr. Jordi Berenguer Sau, Vice-Rector for Knowledge Transfer at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)Mr. Felip Fenollosa Artés, Director at Fundació CIMMr. Tomàs Roy Català, Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer at the Centre for Information Security of Catalonia (CESICAT), Government of Catalonia
Mr. Boris Bellalta Jiménez, Teacher of the ICT Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mr. Joan Bennassar, Technical Manager at Media Pro
Mr. Diego Matas Morillo, General Manager at Interoute Iberia, S.A.U
Scientific Advisory Board

Professor PhD Dimitra Simeonidou

High Performance Networks Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol

Professor Dr. Carsten Bormann

Computer Science, Center for Computing Technology (TZI), Universität Bremen

Professor Dr. Jos Baeten

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Universiteit van Amsterdam

Inder Monga

Executive Director ESnet, Division Director Scientific Networking

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