Research Commission

The Research Committee is the participation body in charge of defining the research activity in the Tecnocampus, which is developed from a transversal action that goes beyond the scope of the centers. 

The research committee is made up of the following members:  

A chairman or chairwoman of the Committee, appointed by the director or general director from among the group of professors or full-time PDI.  

  • A researcher with the category of professor and with the recognition of a six-year living research period, representative of each center, appointed by the Governing Board of each center.  
  • Up to a maximum of three more researchers with the category of professor or holder, with a six-year period of recognized live research, appointed by the Director of Research at the proposal of the Governing Board of each center.  
  • Secretary. A person appointed by the Director-General shall act as Secretary of the Commission. The functions of the Secretary of the Commission are: to draw up the minutes of the sessions, to keep them, to communicate the agreements and, where appropriate, to issue certificates of the agreements. When the secretary is not a member of the committee, he or she will have the right to speak but not to vote.  


The functions of the Research Committee are:  

a) Validation of the proposals prepared by the chairman of the Research Committee prior to being submitted to the corresponding body for approval.  

b) Propose improvements and initiatives that promote the general research activity of the institution.  

c) All those attributed to him in the research plan.  


The current composition of the Research Committee is as follows:  

Sr. Josep Maria Raya Vilchez

University Professor and Director of the School of Social Sciences and Business Tecnocampus (ESCSET)


Dr. Salvador Alepuz

Full professor at ESUPT

Dra. Ester Bernadó Mansilla

Director of the ESUPT

Dra. Esther Cabrera

University professor

Dr. Marcos Faúndez Zanuy

University professor

Dr. Manuel Garnacho

Full Professor of ESCST, Director of ESCST

Dr. Manuel Gomis

Full professor of the ESCST

Dr. Alexander Kucel

Full professor at ESCSET

Dr. Daniel Torras

Full professor at ESUPT


Mrs. Anna Gabriel

Head of the project and research support service of the Tecnocampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation 

Research support


Contribute to the improvement of research and management of projects carried out at the institution, offering a comprehensive support service that simplifies processes, accompanies the researcher and ensures optimal execution of projects from a scientific point of view, technical, economic and administrative.  


  • Facilitate the participation of the Tecnocampus Foundation in European, national or regional projects, offering comprehensive support in the planning and management of projects awarded until their completion.
  • Promote the generation of knowledge at the Tecnocampus Foundation through support for researchers and research groups, the promotion of the activity carried out and the advice and management of participation in research programs. 

Portfolio of services

  • Define the participation strategy in the management of external financing and fundraising.
  • Control the complete project management cycle:
  • Identify, seek and disseminate funding opportunities.
  • Analysis and fitting of funding opportunities.
  • Support in the preparation of project proposals (institutional profile, budget review).
  • Economic management and monitoring of awarded projects. Dialogue with funding bodies.
  • Apply internal procedures to ensure compliance with funding regulations.
  • Closure of projects (justifications, audits, requirements and allegations).
  • Establish and manage networks of relationships with other entities, public administrations and stakeholders, acting as a lobby.
  • Information, training and advice to the organization on project management.
  • Manage and direct the transversal projects of the institution entrusted to him.
  • Participate in the definition of the research policy of the Tecnocampus Foundation.
  • Exercise the secretariat of the Research Commission.
  • Advise research staff on research accreditation processes and their participation in research programs, disseminating the various public calls.
  • Manage contracts and collaboration agreements in the field of research and knowledge transfer.
  • To support research groups in their creation and internal recognition and support in their daily management (affiliations / terminations of their members, research grants, management of the annual calls for funding of the research groups' own activity).
  • To manage the indicators of the Foundation's research activity and to carry out technical and service activity reports.

Axis of action 1

Increase the uptake of competitive resources

Axis of action 2

Increase participation in European projects

Axis of action 3

Improve the promotion of research activity

Axis of action 4

Improve attention to research staff

Axis of action 5

Strengthened networking and the relationship with stakeholders


Project Service and Research Support
TCM6 University Building - First Floor

TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation
Avinguda Ernest Lluch, 32 (Porta Laietana)
08302 Mataró (Barcelona)