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Oscar Vázquez Montiel

Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technological Infrastructure, Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer (I2T2) of Nuevo Leon

Oscar Vázquez Montiel is Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technological Infrastructure, Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer (I2T2) of Nuevo Leon. During his initial career as a chemical engineer, Oscar Vázquez Montiel worked as a process engineer in the brewing industry (formerly Moctezuma Brewery) in Mexico. Later, He obtained an MSc and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Leeds in England. He has been a professor and a researcher in environmental engineering at various Higher Education (HE) institutions in Mexico and has also been a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI). During his tenure at the HE institutions, he has contributed to the development of collaboration schemes between academia and industry, obtaining external funding for his research and the training of students. He also obtained an MSc in Commercialization of Science and Technology, a programe which was offered jointly by the University of Texas at Austin and the Mexican Research Center of Advanced Materials (CIMAV). In addition, he attended a Diploma course on Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship at the University of Haifa in Israel. He has carried out the following research internships: at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Portugal; at the University of Cienfuegos, Cuba; and at the University of Reading, England. He acquired international experience in the water industry in privatisation schemes in England and in some countries of Latin America. He founded the State Council of Science and Technology of Quintana Roo (COQCYT) in southern Mexico. As Director General, he developed programmes and strategies to strengthen the science, technology and innovation capabilities in the State of Quintana Roo. He has also been Regional Director of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) in the northeast and southeast regions of Mexico, linking expertise and financial resources in science, technology and innovation programmes. He currently collaborates at the Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer (I2T2) of Nuevo Leon as Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technological Infrastructure. As part of his duties at the I2T2, he collaborates in the management of the Research and Technology Innovation Park (PIIT).