Enric Batalla – COO and Founder
Enric Batalla has been a patent broker and consultant in Spain for over 15 years. He is a Professor of “Technology Appreciation and IP management” at La Salle BES (URL, Barcelona, Spain), IQS (URL, Barcelona, Spain), the University of San Francisco (California, USA), Fu Jen University (Taipei, Taiwan), and a Guest Professor in the IESE B.S. M.B.A. programs, teaching on “Strategy, Innovation and Patents”. He has advised in IP matters to major European Companies (Philips, Nestlé, Indra, Telefónica, Inditex, Gamesa, Ficosa, etc.), and to the Catalan and Spanish Governments. Enric is a member of the executive committee of Licensing Executives Society and a Chartered Consultant in patents and IP for the Asian Development Bank.
Enric is qualified as a Nuclear Enginees at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He was awarded with the XII Innovation Prize of Catalonia. He has also a management PDD degree in IESE Business School. He worked for almost five years as COO in manufacturing plants in the fields of hollow-glass production (Rovira, Spain) and lighting appliances (Raak-Cetek, France). In 1989 Enric participated in the Asco Nuclear Plant OSART project. He founded in 1990 ICOGEN, one of the first Co-generation Engineering Companies in Spain. He is a Catalan native speaker, fluent in Spanish, English and French.