Our Facilities


IRIS is equipped with

  • Engineering and production workshops
  • Wet chemistry and analytical laboratory
  • Electronics/telecommunications lab
  • Optics labs
  • Up to date hardware and software equipment in terms of Spectroscopic techniques and associated chemometric modelling tools
  • Optical, Electronics and mechanical design and building
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Food, environmental and materials characterisation and treatment
  • Co-Creation spaces and Innovation Hub
  • Demo area
  • Auditorium access

 Our Team


Our talented and creative multidisciplinary team unites knowledge in key scientific and engineering disciplines. Almost a quarter of our staff are PhD holders.

Our knowledge matrix consists of:

  • Engineering– optical, electronics, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, industrial design, systems engineering, application programming and web development, SMAC technologies
  • Science– materials, environmental and food science, chemistry, physics and data science.

Cross-cutting our team is specialised knowledge in Innovation Management, IP Management and Project Management, and our development teams employ agile Scrum and Kanban methodologies, as well as TRIZ, DoE, Quality Function Deployment, Design Thinking, among others.

 Our innovation experts


Mr Albert Torres

Project Office Manager
Expert in Industrial Processes, Digitalisation and Smart Factories


Dr Elodie Bugnicourt

Innovation unit & H2020 taskforce leader
Expert in materials, advanced processing, nanotechnology, biopolymers, waste valorisation


Mr Yorgos Chalkias

Project and Innovation Manager
Expert in circular and bioeconomy, industrial ecology and symbiosis, digitalisation applied in asset and process management

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Dr Simona Neri

Project and Innovation Manager
Her expertise lies in nanotechnology-based sensing, bio-based materials and packaging technology


Mr Ignacio Montero

Project and Innovation Manager
His expertise lies in Process Systems Engineering and Industrial Digitization


Mr Matteo Grandi

Project and Innovation Manager
Has expertise in Communication Technologies, Networking Architectures and Paradigms, and Wireless Communication System

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Mss Edurne Suárez

Project and Innovation Manager
Materials, Manufacturing processes and Industrial Engineering

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Mr Tomeu Coll

Project and Innovation Manager
Has expertise in photonics, telecommunication and biomedical engineering


Dr David F. Nettleton

Senior Data Mining Analyst
Expert in the application of Data Mining techniques to different modelling, analysis and simulation requirements


Dr Laura Rodríguez Turienzo

Scientific Manager
Expert in bio-based & active packaging, waste water treatment, agri-food waste valorization, chemometrics and food safety & quality control