Josep Miquel Piqué is a Telecommunication Engineer from La Salle and UPC and MBA from ESADE.
He holds also diplomas from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California-Berkeley and Universitat Ramon Llull.
He is a disciple of Professors Henry Etzkowitz (co-founder of Triple Helix), Francesc Solé Parellada (Entrepreneurship) and Jerome Engel (Clusters of Innovation).
He is the President of XPCAT (Catalan Network of Science Parks), Vice-President of APTE (Spanish Network of Science Parks) and President of IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation).
He is expert of the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission and member of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies of the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE).
His long professional experience in university management has leaded him to promote and lead Postgraduate Programs, Technology Transfer Centers, University Incubators and Innovation Science and Technology Parks. He has promoted several hybrid organizations taking the partnership model University-Industry-Public Administration.
In the field of public administration has been CEO of the District Innovation -22 @ Barcelona, Director of Strategic Sectors of the Agency of Local Development -Barcelona Activa and CEO of the Office of Economic Growth of the Barcelona City Council.
Among other projects he has participated in teams of Barcelona European Capital of Innovation and Barcelona Mobile World Capital.
He has published several papers in publications and congresses on Innovation Ecosystems.
He has participated in several international forums in Europe (Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain,
Finland, France, Italy and UK), America (Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, U.S.A.) and Asia (Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Japan and China). The central line of his activity is the promotion of Knowledge-based Economy and Society in order to consolidate Knowledge Cities on Smart Cities.