Location: Salón de Actos (-2 Floor)

9:00-9:30h: General information about the European Union calls for proposals and political objectives 

Carmen Sandoval

Master Civil Engineer in the University of Granada. MPhil in Civil Engineering and Environment. she has worked both in the private sector, and the public, in companies nationally and internationally. In recent years, she has developed his professional activity in the fields of spatial planning, transport, water and sustainable development, all it linked especially to the European world. She has held various management positions in the region of Murcia, General Director of Roads, Transport and Ports, as well as General Director for the European Union. She has been an active member of the European Committee of the Regions and National Expert in DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

Currently she is Adviser in European Affairs in the Murcia Region.

9:30-10:30h: The climate change challenges after COP21 and the national and regional relevant spanish policies. Goal 5: Climate Change.

Juan Carlos García Carrasco

Agronomist Engineer by the UPM and Master in Science and Chemical Technology by the UNED. For 10 years involved in engineering activities in two different areas: in one hand in sectors “food & beverage” and pharma, supplying both small installations and turnkey projects of complete industrial processes. On the other hand in the field of water treatment, both in potable water, and urban and industrial water treatment in national and international projects (including development cooperation).

The last 11 years working in CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology) of which 10 years in charge of technical and economic tracking of projects financed by the national program in R+D+i. In the last year he has joined to the EU Programs Division as the National Contact Point for Societal Challenge 5 (Action for Climate, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials).

Jose Luis Muñoz (Climate-KIC Spain General Director)

Industrial Engineer from the University Politechnic of Valencia, and designated last February 1st as CEO of Climate-KIC Spain. Climate-KIC is theEU´s  largest public-private partnership addressing  on climate change through innovation to build a new zero carbon economy. Climate-KIC, is supported by the EIT, a body of the EU. Over the past 3 years he worked as Co-Director of this initiative at the regional level in Valencia also coordinating bilateral cooperation with Climate-KIC and the regions of northern Portugal and Lisbon, also he lead European coordination of “Pioneers into Practice”, a Climate-KIC climate change professional mobility program.

Previously he was Head of European Territorial Innovation in Fundación Comunidad Valenciana-Región Europea from the Regional Government, where he worked with the main actors for the integration of the priorities and opportunities for the EU for 2014-2020 in the strategy of the Valencian region. He has also coordinated and developed strategic European projects of different programs: Interreg, MED, ENPI, SUDOE, FP7, CIP, ICT, IEE, Life, etc., and has been director of the Regional Framework Operation “Perspective 2007-2013”. Expert lecturer in international forums and European institutions such as the CoR, AER, CPMR, and Professor of Master in different Business Schools, Universities and Training Centres.

Julie Urban (Factor CO2)

Master in Environment and Sustainable Development Management by the University of Aix- Marseille III, Master in Political Science (specialized in International and European Public Action) by the University of Lille II, she has a BA in laws by the University of Lille II. Since 2011 she has been working for the international group Factor, specialized on providing sustainability and innovation solutions. She is an expert of the climate change consultancy team of Factor CO 2 for both the public and private sectors, adaptation strategies and economic analysis of adaptation. She has worked for local, regional and national governments in Spain, Central America, the Caribbean and Asia. Wide experience in calculating carbon footprints and from 2009 to 2011 she has been a member of the team responsible for defining the Climate Change Strategy for the French region of Nord-Pas- de-Calais.

10:30-11:10h: Project funding opportunities for Research and Innovation Projects within Horizon 2020. Goal 3: Energy.

Cristina Quintana (Ciemat)

Agricultural Engineer, Expert in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and Expert in the management and promotion of international research and innovation interventions and projects. She works as Spanish National Contact Point of Societal Challenge 3 – Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy and EURATOM and Project manager at the CIEMAT’s European Projects Office, supporting and assessing Spanish scientists and researchers. She is in charge of representing the institutional position in the Energy area in the Energy Programme Committee of the European Framework Programme HORIZON 2020.

Antonio Palanco (Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento)

Head of International Programmes Area at Andalusian Knowledge Agency of the Economic and Knowdledge Council. He is in charge of the unit devoted to advice companies, research teams and technology centers to get funding from the European Framework Programme. Since 1998, Antonio Palanco has been involved in the execution and management of 14 projects funded under the 4th-5th-6th-7th and H2020 Framework Programme.

11:45-12:30h: Social corporate responsability programs in multinationals and SMEs.

José María Bolufer (Telefónica – Innovación Sostenible)

Jose M. Bolufer is Head of Sustainable Innovation, team responsible for promoting the development of technical solutions with a social / environmental impact within the Corporate Social Responsibility Division in Telefonica Group.

With a long track record on Product & Service Development and Innovation during the last 16 years he has been leading projects in European and Latin America countries. Today, within the Sustainable Innovation Unit, he is addressing the challenge of driving sustainability principles from traditional Corporate Social Responsibility to Telefonica business units.

As background, Jose M. holds a Telecommunication Engineer degree and a Master in Mobile Communications from Deusto University and a Master in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa.

Gustavo Calero Díaz – Hidralia (Grupo Suez)

Degree in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. Three Masters of speciation in Science and Management of Water Cycle in different Schools and Colleges (EOI, UGR and UPC) and a Master in Occupational Safety and Health, 14 years within the AGBAR Group mainly in Andalusia as Head of Water Treatment and Director of Operations.

After completing the Advanced Management Program in Corporate Social Responsibility I.E. Business School, since 2015, Director of Sustainable Development and Innovation in Andalusia and Extremadura, defining and implementing the Company’s strategies related to business sustainability within the following areas: Corporate Social Responsibility, Digital Communication, R & D + i, Client Strategy and Sustainable Development.

12:00-13:45h: Successful cases of startups with impact and Student Challenge

Moderan: Maria José Manjón  (Social Entrepreneurship School)

José González – Whitewall Energy Founder

Economist with an international and technological profile. Founder of Whitewall Energy, a company that designs IoT solutions for renewable energy and industrial environments. Whitewall Energy innovates in energy storage monitoring, remote management of solar pumping and IoT applications for a connected industry.


Peik Stenlund – Pamoja Cleantech

Peik is a serial social entrepreneur with a mind for social business and climate change mitigation and high experience in Africa. Founder of Pamoja Cleantech, founded in 2008,  a rural electrification company that provides electricity from biomass and solar energy to rural communities in Uganda and has a social and environmental impact. He was also an attendee at the COP21 conference. Founder also of Pamoja Cleantech Foundation. 


Eduardo Dueñas – Metrica 6
Eduardo holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaga, Master in Structures from the University of Granada and is founder of Métrica6. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company and the Head of the Department of Management and the area of Mechanical Engineering.

Métrica6 is an engineering and R&D+i company specialist in product development and innovative business modelling. Métrica6 develops its own projects such as “NESS”, a device that saves water avoiding the wastage of cold water that occurs while we wait to get it hot, besides being the outsourcing of R&D department for other companies that want to innovate but lack adequate resources, or want to validate their technological business model through our specialized consulting.

Sebastián rodríguez – Renewable energy and Smart mini-grids expert

Dr Sebastian Rodriguez is an expert in renewable energy, electrification and advanced metering infrastructure. Dr Rodriguez has worked for The World Bank and Columbia University supporting innovative energy projects at the cutting edge between information technologies and sustainable development. Dr Rodriguez is an expert on distributed solar generation which blends advanced metering infrastructure and modular solar photovoltaic installations to provide energy access in underserved areas. Dr Rodriguez received his PhD in Engineering at Imperial College London and an MSc in Engineering Design from the University of Manchester in the UK and was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Polytechnic of Turin.

Marco Attisani – Watly – Water purifier with solar energy

Watly Executive Officer and Founder, a visionary entrepreneur, a Transhumanist and a Singularitarian. He has been Sales & Marketing Manager for +15 years in different international companies. He is an expert in renewable energies and smart technologies. He has an MBA in International Marketing, a BBA in Economics, he is an Engineering Technician in Electronics. «What you do can change the world for a moment. Why you do can change the world, possibly forever»



13:50-14:30h: Round table for conclusions of Day 1 workshops:  Energy and Sustainable Industrial Development, Water and Sanitation, Transportation and Mobility, Smart Cities and Sustainable Residential and Financing

14:30-15:00h: Closing Act

Domingo Barrera – CICODE –

Associate professor of Applied Mathematics and Head of the Centre for Development Cooperation Initiatives (CICODE) at the University of Granada. In his latter function, he is in charge of coordinating all activities regarding refugees and migrants. He has participated in several international development cooperation projects funded by the European Union, the regional government (Junta de Andalucía) and the University of Granada that focused mainly on academic cooperation and transfer of knowledge and knowhow with universities in North Africa and the Middle East.