Sergi Figuerola

Member of the Board of Trustees

Sergi Figuerola serves as General Director of the i2CAT Foundation since January 2024. He was previously Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at the same organisation. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the Theory and Signal Communications department of the Universitat Polit√®cnica de Catalunya (UPC). Additionally, Dr. Figuerola completed the Program for Management Development (PDG-2019) at IESE Business School and obtained a Master’s degree in Project Management from La Salle (Universitat Ramon Llull – URL).

He also holds positions as a Board Member of the Spanish Digital Association, AMETIC, and the Catalan Telecom association, Telecos.cat. Within i2CAT, he provides strategic leadership and vision while he directly supervises he R&D, Scientific and Innovation Directors. Over the past two decades, Dr. Figuerola has managed several areas in i2CAT, from research to innovation, valorization, EU strategy and business sectors, and has fulfilled pivotal roles in research projects, having served as Project Coordinator three times, such as in the 5GCity 5GPPP H2020 project, and Technical Manager in the FP7 GEYSERS project among others. He has participated in more than 50 peer reviewed scientific papers, acted as TPC from different conferences (i.e. OFC), ICT projects reviewer, chair of working groups and speaker and moderator in several conferences . His primary research interests lie in the domains of 5G/6G, Next Generation Internet, New Space, and Open Innovation.