Jordi Alba

Markentry USA Partner

  • Entrepreneur and academic who has worked for years combining research with knowledge and technology transfer.
  • His topics of maximum interest are artificial embodied social agents (robots and other intelligent machines), artificial intelligence, cloud computing platforms, healthtech and edtech.
  • More than 15 years of experience leading international technology projects in the health and education sector.
  • PhD, affiliated researcher, university professor and consultant in Spain (Ramon Llull University), The Netherlands (La Salle Almere) and the United States (Tufts University and MIT).
  • In addition to experience in universities, he has worked in startups, non-profit organizations such as research institutes and hospitals, and large international companies.
  • Co-creator and scientific manager of the NTT DATA innovation unit called Boston Exponential Hub within the MIT Media Lab that involved technology transfer from scientific-technological consortia with research laboratories, governments, Venture Capitals and large companies and startups.
  • Has received various awards for the participation and promotion of social impact projects in the areas of inclusion and improvement of the quality of life in neurodiversity contexts.
  • More than 100 scientific publications and participation in international conferences and seminars.
  • Co-founder of the International Congress on Social Robotics applied to therapy and education New Friends (The Netherlands, Spain, Panama, United States), the EduEnginy educational technology transfer center, and the AdR Ingeniería, Dynatech2010 and LIGHTHOUSE -DIG companies.