Jordi Cusidó holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He did his thesis on the study of signal processing techniques for the diagnosis of rotating electrical machines. With his thesis he won the extraordinary award of PhD from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Since 2006, he combines his academical activity in the university with several entrepreneurship projectes. He used to be responsible of the Intellectual Property Management and Business Development at the CTM Technological Center.
In 2010, Jordi Cusidó began developing his business management skills. His business background stem from postgraduate courses in Negotiation, European Patent law, project management, team management and business development. In 2011 he won the VALORTEC competition to the best idea of technological entrepreneurship for the creation of technological companies with SMARTIVE. This competition, organized by ACC1Ó, allowed him to make business development training in EAE Business School and IESE Business School. The award was invested in training himself at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford (CA), joining the “Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship” program during June and July of 2011. From his stay in Stanford, Jordi Cusidó was really aware of the importance of having a correct prototyping and an adapted development to each market requirements, so he continued his training in Design Thinking methodology. In July 2010, Jordi Cusidó came back to Stanford, joining an executive and management development in Design Thinking, “Design Thinking Boot Camp: from insights to innovation”, at DSchool of Stanford.
He almost has 10 years of professional experience and his strengths are in the field of Intellectual Property Management and Business Development. Jordi Cusidó has a particularly entrepreneurial profile; he combines experience and technological and scientific knowledge with business development and management.