My professional activity focuses on research, consulting, and design, implementation and management of projects about strategy and innovation management in organizations, environmental, urban and territorial management, cultural production, digital culture, and education.
Since February 2012 I am a founding member and Director of Innovation Barrabés Next, consulting firm specialized in organizational transformation and innovation. Since September 2012 I am a founding partner of Teamlabs, a cooperative focused on team and project-based learning. I have a PhD in Biology and I was Professor at the University of A Coruña (on leave from March 2012) in which I was Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. I was part of the research group on Marine Resources and Fisheries that I coordinated from 2003 to May 2011, and where I developed an intense R&D activity. As a result of my scientific activity I have participated so far in 48 research projects (in about half as principal investigator) and published nearly 200 articles and books, mostly in international scientific journals. Also from March 2009 until December 2010 I was in charge of the Chair of Digital Economy at EOI Escuela de Organización Industrial (Madrid). I have collaborated in the development of projects with institutions such as the International University of Andalusia and Medialab-Prado.
I participated as founder of three spin-off start-ups (Lonxanet, Fismare and Kartenn) that originate from my research within the university. I was fellow of e-Cultura, a company dedicated to cultural management for territorial development, and I am partner of Laboratorio de Tendencias that provides consulting, research and training about social, technological, business and political trends. Since February 2011 I have been Chief Innovation Officier in Barrabés.biz, consulting firm specialized in Internet, Innovation and Internationalization.
I collaborate as a consultant with companies, governments and NGOs and frequently participate in conferences, workshops and courses as an analyst of social and economic trends associated with the technological and social changes. Addittionally I develop curatorial projects for cultural institutions. I have worked with the digital media ADN.es and Soitu.es, and occasionally with different Spanish media.