Technical Mentors

David Criado

Cofounder and CEO in Radian Systems

Master in space systems by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with a vast experience in the sector in both consolidated companies and New Space.

Alberto García-Rigo

Head of IEEC’s Project Management Office

Associate Editor of IEEE’s Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS). PhD and Post-Doctoral Research conducted on GNSS in Space Weather, Ionosphere and Precise Positioning applications.

Pol Guixé

Space communications director at i2CAT

Among others he has worked in Surrey Satellite System Ltd, Airbus and Innovation Solution in Space.

Jordi Gutiérrez

Professor and researcher at UPC EETAC

He is an astrophysic who focuses his research in the stellar evolution of fundamental stars and the use of femtosatellites to study the lower area of the Thermosphere.

Javier Marín

Director of Applied A.I. at Satellogic

He received his Ph.D. in computer vision from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2013. His research interests lie mainly in the area of computer vision and machine learning.

Business Mentors

Carlos Albareda

Lawyer and consultant at Bufete Mas y Calvet

Lawyer with an intensification in business and administration. He has collaborated as a mentor in several European space programs in legal orientation to startups and tech companies

Mireia colina

Space Business Manager at GTD

Telecommunications engineer with 20 years of experience in the aerospace sector. She currently is the responsible of the development in space business in GTD. She is in charge of finding new global business opportunities in space.

Susana Soto

Business Innovation Engineer at ESA

She gives support to the network of ESA Business Incubation Centres and Technology Transfer Brokers across Europe. Previously, she managed a Business Incubation Centre at Satellite Applications Catapult after some years involved in satellite design.


Lara Arche

Innovation Manager at Thales Alenia Space

She helps to create and develop innovative solutions for products and business in the space market. She has developed all her career in Thales Alenia Space since she started 15 years ago in the Product Line of Radiofrequency she has always been linked to R&D.

Juan Burgaleta

Quality Director at SATLANTIS

Previously Projects Manager, Technical management in research and development projects related with mechanical, electrical, electronic and control subjects. Experience in international projects coordinating with other foreign companies the technical subjects of design, development and product testing.

Efrén Díaz

Senior Associate at Bufete Mas y Calvet

He works as Senior associate and responsible in the Space Law area. He is doctor in Law and Delegated in the European Data Protection. He has also been acknowledge in The Best Lawyers in Spain 2020 and 2021.

Laura González

Cofounder and CMO in Radian Systems

Master in aerospace engineer by UC3M. She woan the Airbus Airnovation grant as well as the SENER grand. She has experience in institutions as INTA and Satellite Applications Catapult.

Joaquín Reyes

Market Development Technology Officer at EUSPA

Working in the professional high-precision market on EGNOS and Galileo, focused on Agriculture topics. He gained his GNSS technical experience as System Engineer Technical Assistant at ESA/ESTEC, after several innovation projects in GMV and Siemens (Dimetronic).