A multidisciplinar team committed with the development of health solutions.


Jorge Marrón


Automation and Electronics Engineer. Master on Internet of Things.
Passionate about Reseach and Development, with special interest on developing devices to enhance people's lives.



Julia Dorado


Administrative. I love order and organized work in order to help with small details to cope with big projects.

Mi dream is...
to form a good team to carry out good projects.

Javier Martín


Sales and Marketing with more than 20 years of experience in business and entrepreneurship. Loves photography and marketing.


Mi dream is...
to mix social needs with the needs of i4life making real a sustainable and useful business.


Marián García Prieto

CEO and founder

PhD Mechanical Engineering and student of Psychology. Part time lecturer in the University of Oviedo.
More than 20 years researching and teaching Mechanical Engineering.


My dream is...
to apply engineering to enhance people's life

Advisory Board

Many experts and friends are supporting us, bringing their expertise and knowledge to do the best of our projects.

Founder and president of IDESA until 2014

Jose Manuel García Sánchez

Sánchez, his industrial name, is a vocational Technical Engineer with more than 25 years in Duro Felguera Calderería Pesada.

In 1993, as Asturias was inmersed in a deep crisis, he founded Ingeniería y Diseño Europeo, SA., (IDESA) to help 12 small companies in Asturias to cope with the economical situation by becoming relevant in the international market. In 2014 IDESA was sold to Daniel Alonso Group, with more than 500 employees.
His sounded experience on technical, management issues and his innovative and positive view of the life, business and people make him a luxury advisor that, although retired at the moment, has a lot of thing to do yet.
Helping Digital Health Business expand globally.

Pilar Fernández

Helping Digital Health Business expand globally.
Founder of @I-expand. Londres

Pilar brings with her 20 years of experience in international sales strategy, channel creation and business development for both profit and non-profit. A firm believer in innovation through technology, she has assisted multiple healthcare organizations to translate the benefits of technology into positive outcomes and to set up the right ecosystems and business models to make that transformation sustainable. Pilar has been a member in the international management team of companies such as Cisco and Wolters Kluwer and has worked across 4 continents.

In 2014 Pilar founded i-Expand, a London-based consultancy specialized in in helping Digital Healthcare Technology companies expand globally. She is an active participant of the international Health IT community: as member of several associations, speaker at events, mentor and board member of Make it Global, amongst others. Pilar is fluent in 9 languages.

Head of Alternative Investments at Renta 4

Marta García Prieto

Renta 4, responsible of Alternative investment

Marta brings more than 24 years of experience in Finance and Investments. She started working for one of the Big Four Audit firms (current Deloitte). Following that, she joined the Investment Banking /Corporate Finance division of JP Morgan.
During her time at JP Morgan, Marta had the opportunity to participate in several mergers & acquisitions (M&A), Equity Capital Markets (IPOs) and Private Equity transactions.

For the last 20 years she has been part of the Investment division of Torreal (a leading privately owned Spanish investment firm belonging to the Abello family), where she has actively participated in the selection, analysis, negotiation and follow-up of numerous Private and Public investments in both start-ups and more mature businesses.
She has been a member of the Management Committee and Board of Directors of several of the portfolio companies within the Group and team member managing a portfolio of stocks and Mutual Funds.

Mechanical engineering and industrial design management.

Santiago Martín

With an academic profile that combines mechanical engineering and industrial design management, Santiago has developed his professional career close to the human side of technology and design.

With an algorithmic approach to problem solving and a fascination for geometry, shapes and optimisation processes inspired by nature, Santiago has spent the last 10 years exploring the most innovative technology and design processes for people. He has worked for 2 years as a Design Technician for Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) at Prodintec (Technology Centre in Asturias). He founded Vortica in 2010, an entrepreneurial project around generative design (algorithms + geometry) and, since 2018, he is living in Galway (Ireland) as Prin. Human Factors Design & Engineer at Medtronic, developing more usable medical devices.
A pair of running shoes, a fishing rod and a beer with friends would complete Santiago's profile.

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Senior Lecturer Gijon Polytechnic School of Engineering

Ramón Rubio

| www.epigijon.uniovi.es IDEASCAD Research Group | www.ideascad.es University of Oviedo | www.uniovi.es

After graduating in Industrial Engineering at University of Oviedo in 2000, he was taken on as a researcher in the same university. The following year he became a lecturer in the Construction and Manufacturing Engineering Department. In 2003, he presented his PhD in the CAD and learning innovation field.
Throughout sixteen years of teaching and working as a researcher at the University of Oviedo, he has gathered more than 4,500 teaching hours, 13 JCR papers, 25 research projects, more than 40 conference papers, 3 books, 3 software patents and given more than 40 courses.
He has supervised two PhD theses (additive manufacturing and biomimicry research lines), more than 60 final projects and has participated as a visiting lecturer at UCL (London), Tecnológico de Monterrey and University of Edinburgh. Since September 2015 he is directing the “Creative 3D Printing” postgraduate course and has set up 3 spin-offs: VORTICA (generative design), PIXELSHUB (serious games) y TRIDITIVE (3D printing).
He is the TEDxGijon and TEDxYouth@Gijón organizer and curator and runs the BEEADOER programme (recently awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering).
In 2018 he has set up the new Medialab at University of Oviedo
Jorge Puente
Escuela Politécnica de Ingeniería de Gijón
Dra. Marta Blázquez
Susana Donate
Asociación de Párkinson de Madrid
MediaLab is born in the Polytechnical School of Engineering in Gijon, with the aim to be a tool for students to get in touch with the companies. To help them build skill, knowledge and actitud in soft skills and transversal issues.
Asociación Parkinson Jovellanos
Non profit Association with the aim of “enhacing quality of life of PD’s patients and their caregivers”
Logotipo Ayto Gijón monocromo
Impulsa Gijón is the bureau of the  Ayuntamiento of Gijón, focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.


Award CEEI

Better entrepreneurial project on a Technological Base






Empresa comprometida

Empresa comprometida con nuestros jóvenes.

III Venture On the Road Gijón

Seedrocket 2019

III Social Innovators MAPFRE Foundation.

European winner

Seedrocket 2019


concurso ANIS

proyecto ganador del II Concurso de Emprendedores de ANIS.

Sello EIBT


proyecto ganador del II Concurso de Emprendedores de ANIS.
Winners of the category ‘Mile of Knowledge Margarita Salas’

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