Chief Innovation & Knowledge Officer of Aigües de Barcelona
“At the end of the day, we use technology to overcome challenges and we must be very careful with the type of questions we ask ourselves.”
Chemical & environmental engineer Catalina Balseiro thinks that open innovation is key to building a more sustainable relationship between cities and the environment. Catalina’s work is all about the blue in our planet — she’s the Chief Innovation & Knowledge Officer of Aigües de Barcelona, which provides water to over 3 million people, and previously worked as Head of Innovation with water and waste management company SUEZ Spain.
Catalina also participates in education programmes with Esade, Change2Growth, la Escuela del Agua y EUNCET, and is a member of the IND+I Club and the Innovation Committee of 22@ Network BCN