ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING AND MANAGEMENT + VENTURE LAB
Dr. Sergio Ramos gained his PhD and Master in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid – UPM. He holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics and a Degree in Advanced Management from the IE Business School. His career has been linked to two main areas of activity: ICT and Information Society Sector, and Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.
His starting research interest was related to the study of the mobile Internet phenomenon in Europe from the regulatory, market and business perspectives, being his Ph.D. Thesis (2005) one of the first studies in Europe in the field. Currently he is focused on practical research and experimentation on entrepreneurial ecosystems, particularly in the characterization of the trigger factors that stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation.
Among his most relevant positions, he worked for the European Commission as Resident Twinning Adviser of an EC Twinning Project for the Public Utilities Commission of Latvia, to design and monitor the transposition process of EU electronic communications regulatory framework into Latvian legislation. In addition, he worked for the Spanish Association of Telecom Network Operators (REDTEL) as a Director of Network Infrastructure Deployment, and served as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager at CeDInt-UPM (Research Centre for Smart Buildings and Energy Efficiency at UPM).
Currently based in Madrid, he combines lecturing, research and managerial activities at UNED, UPM and IE Business School, with strategic consulting for the last eight years at Noon Venture (a consultancy firm specialized in strategic advice in the domain of Technology, Media and Telecommunications), and startup creation and mentoring at Inténtalo Startups (educational platform for accelerating potential entrepreneurs).