About us

Excellence · Creativity · Commitment · Collaboration

Who we are and where we want to go

i2CAT Foundation is a non-profit research and innovation centre that promotes mission oriented R&D activities on advanced Internet architectures, applications and services. The centre stands for a new open innovation framework, fostering the collaboration between companies, public administration, the academic environment and end-users.

Fostering collaboration for an Internet based on intelligent systems and smart technologies.

Internet has produced a superabundance of data, information and networks. The next step is to advance in the research and innovation of an Internet based on intelligent systems and smart technologies. The Internet of knowledge and creativity is the new challenge to face. i2CAT’s vision for the next 10 years is a networked smart world, a co-laboratory based on a new generation of networked intelligent technologies and systems, a co-creating platform between machines, people and the environment for a sustainable and smart future.

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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.

Core values

Excellence

Commitment

Talent, knowledge,
experience.
Integrity, trust, flexibility.

 

Inspiration

 

Collaboration

Motivation, creativity,
challenges.
Team, open innovation, agreements.

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

Funding

5,1M€

Income Breakdown (%)

Core funding Government of Catalonia 10%
FEDER Programme 7%
Competitive Funds 44%
R&D Services 20%
Business & Entities Project Contributions 19%

Staff

62 employees

Staff

Research and Development 35
Innovation 13
Support R&D Staff 7
Administration and Management 7

Projects

83 R&D projects

R&D Projects

Services to companies 37
Competitive Funds 31
Strategic R&D Projects with Public Administration 15

Growth Rate

+33%

2015-2017

Our organization

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, Manager for SmartCatalonia, Government of Catalonia
Mr. Víctor Vera Vinardell, Deputy Secretary of the Board, Manager of Innovation at 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. Gabriel Bugeda Castelltort, Vice-Chancellor for Science Policy at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Mr. Joan Angulo Arrese, Managing Director for the Centre of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, Government of Catalonia.
Mr. Lluis Rovira Pato, Director at CERCA Institution
Mrs. Joana Sánchez Morillo, Sales Manager of Government and Public Services at Vodafone
Mr. Xavier Buxeda Lladó, General Manager at Fujitsu Technology Solutions in Catalonia
Mr. Francesc Bert i Josa, General Manager at Cisco Systems in Catalonia
Mr. Amadeu Gassó Gimeno, Technical Manager at CCMA
Mr. Óscar Pallarols Brossa, Director of Strategy for Product and Innovation at Cellnex Telecom
Mr. Josuè Sallent Ribes, Director at TICSalut Foundation
Mr. Joan Bennassar, Technical Manager at Media Pro
Mr. Boris Bellalta Jiménez, Teacher of the ICT Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mr. Lluís Comellas i Riera, Research Vice-Chancellor at Universitat Ramon Llull
Mr. Diego Matas Morillo, General Manager at Interoute Iberia
Ms. Francesca Bria, Comissioner at IMI (Barcelona City Council)
Mr. David Noguer i Bau, Regional Manager at Juniper Networks
Mr. Mateo Valero, Director at Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Mr. Felip Fenollosa, General Manager at Fundació CIM
Mr. Ernest Quingles, Director at Epson Ibérica
Mr. Oriol Torruella, Manager at the Centre for Information Security of Catalonia (CESICAT), Government of Catalonia.

Mr. Lluís Rovira i Pato, President, Director at CERCA Institution
Mr. Carles Salvadó Usach, Vice-President of Delegate Committee, Head of Telecommunications Service at Secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society
Mrs. Montserrat Cereza Carril, Territorial Manager of Institutional Relations at Orange
Mr. Lluís Anaya Torres, Data and Innovation Manager for the Centre of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, Government of Catalonia.
Mr. Joan Romero Circuns, CEO at ACCIÓ
Mr. Lluís Comellas i Riera, Research Vice-Rector at Universitat Ramon Llull
Mr. Boris Bellalta Jiménez, Teacher of the ICT Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mr. Xavier Ferràndiz, vocal, Engineering and Infrastructures Manager of CCMA
Mr. Joan Bennassar, Technical Manager at Media Pro
Mr. Javier Marcos Álvarez, Technological Innovation Unit Manager at Cellnex Telecom
Mr. Josuè Sallent Ribes, Director at TICSalut Foundation
Mrs. Joana Sánchez Morillo, Sales Manager of Government and Public Services at Vodafone
Mr. Xavier Buxeda Lladó, General Manager at Fujitsu Technology Solutions in Catalonia
Mr. Xavier Azemar Mallard, Head of Barcelona Innovation Center at Cisco Systems
Mr. Diego Matas Morillo, General Manager at Interoute Iberia, S.A.U
Mr. Francisco Rodríguez, Managing Director at IMI (Barcelona City Council)
Mr. David Noguer i Bau, Regional Director at Juniper Networks
Mr. Jordi Berenguer Sau, Vice-Rector for Knowledge Transfer at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Mr. Josep Maria Martorell i Rodon, Deputy Director at Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Mr. Felip Fenollosa Artés, Director at Fundació CIM
Mr. David Moure Magem, Business Manager at Epson Ibérica
Mr. Tomàs Roy Català, Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer at the Centre for Information Security of Catalonia (CESICAT), Government of Catalonia
Mr. Josep Paradells Aspas, Director at Fundació i2CAT
Mr. Joan Manel Martín Almansa, Managing Director at Fundació i2CAT

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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