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Eduardo Troche

Eduardo Troche

Head of the Technology Transfer and Innovation Office - INSTITUTE IMDEA MATERIALS , Spain

Eduardo Troche holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Vigo (2007). In 2010 he obtained a Master's degree in Advanced Chemistry from the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela and in 2015 a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the same universities.

During his PhD, he also completed two pre-doctoral stays of 6 months each at Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University in the United States. Subsequently, he worked as R&D consultant at the Madrid-based company Prointem R&D Consulting, and in September 2016 he joined Institute IMDEA Materials as Manager of the Technical Secretariat of the MATERPLAT technology platform and as European project manager. He has participated in the writing of more than 60 research projects and managed projects in all types of calls: ERC, Clean Sky 2, RFCS, NMP, MSCA ITN-ETN, MSCA IF-EF, Technology Platforms and Challenges-Collaboration. 

In 2021, he took on the tasks of Head of the Technology Transfer and Innovation Office at IMDEA Materials, reporting to the Projects and Technology area and actively participating in the creation of Floatech, the first spin-off of the Institute.  

He is the main person in charge of designing the strategy for protecting exploitable results from research projects, searching for and contacting potential licensees, negotiating confidentiality agreements (NDAs, MTAs), and negotiating licensing agreements, and he also participates in negotiations for projects financed directly by industry. 

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