Professor Cardenas del Castillo has been a researcher and affiliated professor at Harvard University, University of Columbia, IESE, the University of Texas in Austin and Tecnológico de Monterrey.
He is co-author of books such as “Comprar un Empresa Exitosa? Search Fund como Modelo de Emprendimiento, y Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market, Oxford University Press. His research work has been presented in international congresses in San Francisco, Boston, Nueva York (USA), Geneva, Zurich (Switzerland), Istanbul (Turkey), and Nice (France).
He develops strategies of corporate venture capital with corporate groups impacting in growth and profitability. He has been an advisor and did research in companies such as Cisco, Nokia, Alcan, Logitech, General Electric, Cemex, FEMSA, Credit Suisse, Proeza, Heineken, and Nestle.
Apart from being the Director of the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of EGADE Business School, Professor Cardenas is partner of the fund EFM Capital and InnovaCamp Ventures. He was partner in Vento Capital and director of greenTEK ventures in Switzerland. His research interests include private capital, entrepreneurial capital, innovation ecosystems, competitive strategy, innovation management, corporate entrepreneurship, the creation of value, and technology transfer.
• Research Fellowship Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
• Research Fellowship National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT)