4-8 may 2015, Barcelona

UPC International IT Staff Training Week

smart univercity - logo-DEFINITIU


Ready for team work? Open up to creative techniques! Ready to INNOVATE?
You along 20 other hitchikings from all over the world will ride along innovation with the same destination: SMART univerCITY.
[Further information]

You will work on teams of 5 for:
a) Define what is a SMART univerCITY (in a broad sense)
b) Develop a SMART APP

Tuesday may the 5th, Open Day


DAY 1. Networking day
VENUE: Edifici Til·lers

10.30 Registration + Networking cafe
11.00 Welcome + Organizational team speach
11.30 Institutional speech + UPC Presentation
Mr. Fernando Orejas, UPC Vice-Rector for Research Policy
12.00 Presentations + Team creation
13h UPC Campus Tour
13.30 LUNCH
Free Afternoon

DAY 2. Let’s start SMART
Event language will be English
 Sala d'actes -Edifici Vèrtex

09.00 Welcome to the open-doors Day
Mr. Sisco Vallverdú, UPC Vice-Rector for University Policy

09.30 Speakers
Mr. Manel Sanromà, General Manager at Barcelona City Council IT services - IMI
Mr. Josep Paradells
Wireless Networks Group - UPC BarcelonaTech

10.15 Networking cafe

11.00 Speakers (part II)
Mrs. Rosa Paradell, General Manager at SmartCity Business Institute (SmartBCI)
Mr. Didac Ferrer, Head of Sustainability bureau at UPC BarcelonaTech
Mr. Marc Alier, Director at Institut de Ciències de l'Educació - UPC
Francesc Solans & Tere Viscasillas + Guillem, Dorin, Arnau, Adrià and Gerard, Winner team at Mobile Learning Awards 2015 - Josep Vallverdú High School

12.30 Round table
Mr. Antoni Brey, CEO at Urbiotica
Mr. Juan Pedro Rodríguez Nieto, CTO at UUALK
Mr. Pablo Chacín, CTO at Sensefields

15.30 BCN Smart City TOUR (guided walked tour, Barcelona City Council  - 1.30 hours)
APP BCN Smart City TOUR 

Logo Barcelona

DAY 3. Be creative Open up
VENUE: Edifici Til·lers

09.00 Groups in action* (pomodoro style + coffee available)
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12.30 LUNCH
13.30 Go Social! Visit Codorniu Cavas



DAY 4. Come back to earth
VENUE: Edifici Til·lers

09.00 Groups in action* (pomodoro style + coffee available)
powered by

13.00 LUNCH
14.00 Teamwork (Defining groups conclusions)
15.30 Free Afternoon
20.00 Group dinner

DAY 5. Ready for a SMART univerCITY
VENUE: Edifici Til·lers

09.00h Visit to the BSC
10.00Teamwork II (Defining groups conclusions)
11.00 Conclusions public presentations + coffee
12:30 Training week clousure
12.45 Go Social & eat paella... and eat it at the Festa FIB (IT Faculty Party)!

* Groups in action

Each hour of this activity will be componed of 20 inspirational minutes plus 40 min of team work.
You can enjoy breakie when you are sleepy or hungry! ;)

Please note that changes in the programme might be possible.


14 people from different European Universities will attend to the International Staff Training Week 2015 in Barcelona. Yippie!!!

Universities involved

Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finnland
Military technical academy, Romania
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
University of Bergen, Norway
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria
University of Hamburg , Germany
University of Strasbourg, France
Vilnius University, Lithuania


Albert Renom

Albert Renom

IT project Manager

I am a Computer Engineer by the FIB. Currently i am working in the area of development of technological projects (ADEPT) of inLab FIB where i am linked since 2009 but I am working in UPC since 1997. I participated in different projects of R + D + i with public and private entities, statistical projects, collaborative environments, web development, mobile applications and GIS. In every project I’ve worked, my role has been scrum master although some of them i ‘ve developed them too.

Àlex Muntada

Àlex Muntada

Free Software activist and Systems Engineer at the Computer Architecture Department at UPC

I love IT and teamwork, always looking for new ways to improve and share

Anna Fàbregas

Anna Fàbregas

I am working in the Staff Mobility Office that is part of the International Relations Service. The Office promotes mobility and welcomes and facilitates the integration of outside researchers who are at UPC on a temporary basis by helping them with all the necessary steps for settling in Barcelona. My job includes advice in legal procedures, accommodation, healthcare, etc.

The Office promotes the international mobility of UPC by publicizing and managing European and national mobility programmes for the staff.

Gabriel Verdejo

Gabriel Verdejo

IT manager at Research and Development Lab (RDlab), Computer Science Department.

I am curious, straightforward and deeply involve in research and technology transfer processes. Energetic but peaceful, happy and funny…mostly 🙂
I hope we meet soon to start building the XXI century University in Barcelona!

Isabel Darnell

Isabel Darnell

Webmaster and Social Media manager

Making happy teachers with my digital table 😉 Creative designer. I love innovation and new technologies. I wonder… how did people managed to live without internet and tablets?


Joan Giralt

Joan Giralt

ITC Intrapreneur @barcelonaTech

Constant innovation through UX design thinking, creativity, marketing, communication. Make the world easy & happy^^

Lluïsa Romanillos

Lluïsa Romanillos

Head of the Sfaff Mobility Office

I’ve got a degree in Law. The Sfaff Mobility Office is located in the International and Corporate Relations Bureau. I’ve been working in this office in the past 10 years. The Office promotes mobility and welcomes and facilitates the integration of outside researchers who are at UPC on a temporary basis by helping them with all the necessary steps for settling in Barcelona. I have also been in charge of the admisitrative staff mobility, taking care of the outgoing and incoming administrative staff. Thus, we have been organizing the International Staff Training Week for the past 8 years and I have to say that is’t always been a great experience…so I am looking forward to receiving you here!!

Mònica Pérez

Mònica Pérez

IT Manager at ETSEIB (School of Engineering of Barcelona)

Responsible for developing and improving services for the ETSEIB community Driven by continuous improvement, ITIL based.

Sandra Hernàndez

Sandra Hernàndez

System Administrator

I’m working at Computer Faculty. I like OpenSource and work with linux servers almost all the time. I’m interested in virtualization and networking.








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