Chief Innovation Officer

Since 2010 Chief  Innovation Officer at  Agency for Healthcare Quality and Evaluation of Catalonia (AquAS).

MSc in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC), Executive Master in Public Administration. He  holds a Diploma of Advances Studies in innovation and research management. Ramon has more than ten years’ experience in hospital and medical innovation and more than twenty  years of experience in international funded research projects, mainly EU projects.

He has held positions as Deputy Secretary of Strategy at Catalan Ministry of health from 2004 to 2009, as Scientific Director of Fundació Parc de Salut for 6 years, as Strategics Project  Unit Director  of Biocat for 4 years, as  Strategic Planning Director of Granollers City Council for 6 years, and as Director of IALE Tecnologia, a spin-off company of Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC) for 10 years.

He was Assistant Lecturer of innovation and technology management at Business Administration  Department,  Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC) from 1993 to 1997 and since 1997 he is visiting researcher of technology monitoring and knowledge management at some Spanish universities. He is a guest lecturer at several educational centres, workshops and symposia.

He  has vast experience of running PCP/PPI processes, in particular identifying and translating unmet healthcare needs into real-world products via demand-led open competition.  Ramon is leading the Regional MasterPlan on Public Procurement of Innovation and precommercial public procurement, and is also involved in the several Public Procurement EU funded projects.