Department: Historia Contemporánea

Centre: Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y la Comunicación

Campus: Bizkaia

Area: Physical Chemistry


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Doctor by the Mondragon Unibertsitatea with the thesis ¿hacia una ciudad vasca? Aproximación desde la innovación social 2011. Supervised by Dr. Joseba Zulaika.

Dr. Igor Calzada, MBA, FeRSA, is a Principal Investigator (PI) and Established Researcher (R3) at Cardiff University/WISERD (UK), Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science) as Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country, Social Sciences and Communication (Spain), and Fulbright Scholar (USA). From 2012-2022, he has been Senior Scientist at the University of Oxford, European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, UN-Habitat, and has held academic positions in 14 universities worldwide (particularly, UK, USA, and Spain). From 2002-2011, he worked at Mondragon Cooperatives and held a Director of Innovation & Technology position in the Basque Government (Spain). His research currently revolves around how decentralization as a paradigm shift can change the course of data-opolies and AI through emerging Web3 Decentralized Technologies including case studies in different fields (i.e. Diaspora Studies; Cooperation 4 Development around Blockchain, DAOs, and Data Co-operatives. Google Scholar: Citations 4200; h-index 30; i10-index 61