A sociologist by training, Juan joined the Etopia team at the Zaragoza City Council a decade ago. Previously he has worked on several EU projects. As a university researcher, Juan has participated in different city planning projects and studies.
His current focus is citizen-oriented programs in Art and Technology; the role of communities and groups in IT and culture; new tools to reinforce the Open Source perspective in these fields; and fostering creative industries-based entrepreneurs in two municipal incubators led by Etopia (La Terminal and CIEM Zaragoza).
Juan is convinced that these topics reinforce the identity of the city, playing a key role within an active art and creativity city strategy, to provide a better quality of life for citizens, and an enhanced creative environment with new opportunities for entrepreneurs.