About us

itdUPM is a network of people and organizations whose aim is to generate both knowledge and practical solutions which facilitate a more sustainable and fair social development, through truly available quality services that are adapted to each particular context.

Miembros del itdUPM
 

itdUPM, (Innovation and Technology for Development Centre at the Technical University of Madrid), has contributed to satisfy the basic needs of some of the poorest communities in Africa and South America, such as access to water and energy, sustainable management of natural resources, basic habitability, application of telecommunications to health and education. In order to ingrain these innovations and to have long-term effects, itdUPM designs and develops jointly actions in which public administrations, NGO’s, business industries and international organizations collaborate side by side.

List of members in PDF

Investigation and Cooperation Groups in itdUPM

Steering Committee

Carlos Mataix

Director of itdUPM

Carlos Mataix

Professor at the Department of Organizational Engineering, Business Administration and Statistics, UPM

Manuel Sierra

Director of Cooperation at UPM

Manuel Sierra

Professor at ETSI Telecommunication. He has been chairman of Engineering Without Borders

CarlosGregorio

Carlos Gregorio Hernández Díaz-Ambrona

Director of the Master in Technology for Human Development

Carlos Gregorio Hernández Díaz-Ambrona

Secretary of itdUPM. Expert professor on Models for the Analysis of Agro-enviromental Systems

Belén Gesto

Basic Habitability

Belén Gesto

Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Basic Habitability and Director of ICHaB (Institute of Cooperation in Basic Habitability)

José Antonio Mancebo

Researcher in Water Systems and Sanitation

José Antonio Mancebo

Professor and an expert in Hydraulics, he is in charge of the research area in Water Systems and Sanitation for Development at UPM

Miguel Ángel Egido

Expert in Photovoltaic Electrification

Miguel Ángel Egido

He has worked in Africa and South America as an expert in Photovoltaic Systems

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Santiago Vignote

Desarrollo forestal

Santiago Vignote

Catedrático y coordinador del proyecto de alianzas e innovación en recursos agrarios y forestales

jaimeCervera

Jaime Cervera

Arquitectura y desarrollo

Jaime Cervera

Catedrático en estructuras de edificación, experto en arquitectura para el desarrollo humano

SusanaMunoz

Susana Muñoz

Opensource para el desarrollo

Susana Muñoz

Coordinadora de equipo de investigación. Nuevas tecnologias aplicadas a centros educativos en países en desarrollo

Isabel de Felipe

Isabel de Felipe

Agricultura urbana

Isabel de Felipe

Profesora Titular en la ETS Ingenieros Agrónomos. Especializada en agricultura urbana

Silverio Alarcón

Silverio Alarcón

Inmigración y emprendimiento

Silverio Alarcón

Especialista en la formación técnica y apoyo a la gestión empresarial de poblaciones vulnerables

Yolanda Torres

Yolanda Torres

Ingeniería sismica y GIS

Yolanda Torres

Experta en ingeniería geodésica y cartografía, investigación aplicada a riesgos sísmicos

MiguelMarchamalo3

Miguel Marchamalo

Topografía y Geomática

Miguel Marchamalo

Coordinador del equipo de ingeniería civil para el desarrollo humano

MALuengo

Miguel Ángel Luengo

Big Data aplicada al desarrollo humano

Miguel Ángel Luengo

Investigador en el programa Global Pulse de la ONU. Ashoka Fellow

inmaBorrella

Inma Borrella

Cadenas de valor

Inma Borrella

Experta en organización de la producción, cadenas de valor agroalimentarias y negocios inclusivos

belenBenito

Belén de Benito

Riesgo sísmico y geodinámica

Belén de Benito

Catedrática experta en evaluación de la peligrosidad sísmica y sistemas de información geográfica

iortiz

Isabel Ortiz

Proyectos y calidad

Isabel Ortiz

Profesora experta en generación de conocimiento en procesos de dirección de proyectos y calidad

Andrés Martínez

Andrés Martínez

TIC y salud

Andrés Martínez

Director de fundación EHAS. Especialista en aplicación de las TIC a la salud. Fellow de Ashoka

Technical Team

Jaime Moreno

Jaime Moreno Serna

Dirección técnica

Jaime Moreno Serna

Ingeniero industrial especializado en tecnología para el desarrollo Humano

Xose Ramil

Xosé Ramil

Comunicación

Xosé Ramil

Sociólogo y periodista especializado en comunicación digital

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Sara Romero

Coordinación técnica

Sara Romero

Comunicadora y ``quasi`` antropóloga. Apoyo a la Dirección técnica en Proyectos

About the Technical University of Madrid

The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 when historical academic colleges, (ascribed to different institutions), were merged. There are almost 40.000 students enrolled in its more than 20 colleges, which are mainly technical ones. It is the Spanish academic institution with the largest participation in R+D programs granted by the EU. UPM has an extensive collaboration network with universities and research institutions from all over the world.

The increasing involvement of the UPM in the international cooperation system is the result of a strong strategic commitment. Since the late nineties, this university has driven applied research in human development, through programs that have been financed both with in-house funding as well as with funds provided by development agencies and international organizations.

Documents:

Procedures and regulations
Steering Committees
Anual Report 2013 (PDF)