Expert at CTAE
CEO of A_Ventures
Jorge Fuentes graduated as a Telecom Engineer at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and holds a Master’s in Radio Communications from the Univerza v Ljubljani in Slovenia.
During his university years he showed his management skills and international vocation as part of the Management Board of different associations and in particular becoming Vice-President of the Board of European Students of Technology office in Barcelona. It was also during these years that he consolidated his interest for the aerospace sector and was selected for the 4th Parabolic Flight Campaign of the European Space Agency in which he carried out the role of Project Manager for the Firemen project. To conclude his university studies, he developed his Master’s Thesis at the Department of Radio Communications of the Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia), under the supervision of Professor Matjaz Vidmar.
After a period of two years as Independent Freelancing Consultant in Strategy, Marketing, Technology Transfer and Innovation, he became Technology Advisor for the Innovation and Business Development Agency – Government of Catalonia (CIDEM) at the new Aerospace Research & Technology Centre (CTAE) in Catalonia with the mission of giving support in starting up this new technology centre and helping companies to set up R&D projects in the field of aerospace and aerospace technologies. He has held the position of Deputy Director at CTAE for over two years and today he is linked to CTAE as Business Development & Strategy Advisor.
He undertook Postgraduate Studies in Management and Business Administration at the University of Barcelona and graduated with excellent marks. He holds a Certificate in Space Studies and is a proud alumnus and Co-Chair of the Business & Management Department for the Space Studies Program of the International Space University. He is invited regularly to lecture in universities and institutions such as Instituto de Empresa (IE), Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He has established a strategy consulting company specialized in starting up and setting up new initiatives such as entities, companies, business areas or projects with a high technology and/or innovation component.
In addition, he has been carrying out and coordinating volunteering projects travelling around the world and fluently speaks five languages.