Staff / FBS - INCAFUST / Transfer
Blanco Casellas, Ester
   
ester.blanco@fbs.cat
973 48 1752 (233)

Forest engineer and Advanced Studies Diploma at the University of Lleida. Master degree in Security and Hygiene, and Postgraduate course in Water Systems (Master degree in Landscape Architecture at the UPC).

Executive Master in Innovation (Organisation Industrial School)

Environment Management ISO 14000. EMAS (ICT) and knowledge in IPR (Intellectual and Industrial Property).

My own professional experience starts in 1994 with the elaboration of the PTGMF and inventory works for forestry plans in Vall d’Aran (Spain). In 1999 I joined the CTFC as a technician for the elaboration of the Coverage Forestry Plan of Solsonès, and then as a technician in the forest management department, where I was the responsible until 2007. From 2008 to 2015, my activity was mainly focused in the CTFC directory board, developing the knowledge transference strategy and collaborating with the scientist and technicians from the CTFC. My main goal was to translate the  oriented research close to the public and private sector, as well as to foster the culture of innovation, the development of new products and the improvement of works together with the private companies. During these years, I’ve been in charge of the CTFC’s OTRI office (research results transference office), carrying the PETRA programme (CTFC Research Results Transference Plan) during 4 years. I have also participated in many transference and innovation projects in the agroforestry sector. I’m the coordinator of the Interreg IV SUDOE Woodtech project (www.woodtech-project.eu). I’ve presented the CTFC to different organisations and business initiatives (ACTeC, Grup KTT-Knowledge and Technology Transfer, CERCA).

By the end of 2015 I joined FBS (CTFC spin off) as a manager director to keep enhancing the links to the private sector, aiming at improving the laboratory commissions, the expertise services and the development of novel products and services linked to the scientists and technicians of CTFC.

Currently, I am also the responsible of the OTRI office and also in charge of the technological transference of the CTFC group.