About us

Urban Resilience S.L. is a research company with expertise in sustainable mobility, urban infrastructure, protection of the environment, policy development or improvement for local and regional governments, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, circular economy and disruptive smart innovations.

Achievements & Milestones

  • 2011

    Company Founding

    Founding members at Smart City Expo World Congress

    First national patent

  • 2012

    Guests at Intertraffic Amsterdam + CEVITTS

    Panel of Experts at World Smart Capital Initiative (WSC)

          

  • 2013

    Exhibitors at HI-TECH FAIR SHENZHEN (China)

    PCT International patents

  • 2015

    Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse project

  • 2017

    Presenting at 3rd China - Europe SME Conference

    Members of Smart Cities Working Group at COEiC

  • 2019

    Included in the SMUPs by AMB Mobility Council

  • 2021

    Consolidation of Promoting Team

    Participation in Open Future Acceleration Programme

    Presented in China and Poland at the Urban Mobility & Smart Ageing Conference (UMSA)

     

Our Team

Jordi Sala Porta

CEO

Jordi Sala Porta‘s diverse background and 30+ years of experience allow him to fluently address mechanical, electrical and technology system designs and issues. He continued to expand his knowledge beyond his professional industrial engineer designation to creatively solve urban challenges, such as bending the carbon curve downward in the electric supply, built environment and transportation sectors.  Jordi is sought out for his work in designing disruptive and integrative solutions: from eMaaS deployment strategies to power storage and distribution systems.  Jordi held positions focused on the assessment of innovative energy technologies, EV policy and e-MaaS analysis and forecasting at multiple organisations such as  Invenies, CMES / Collective for a New Sustainable Energy and Social Model or Smart City group at Col·legi d’Enginyers.

Mariano Sydney Rubio Asbrock

Partner

Mariano Sydney Rubio Asbrock, is an experienced electro-mechanical engineer with 20 years of experience working in OEM. He is specialized in lean manufacturing and was responsible for the integration of the new SEAT and AUDI models at the SEAT factory in Martorell, focusing on operations and installations. Mariano is also an advocate of AI and blockchain integration in OEM’s supply chain, and holds an MBA from IESE.  Other working experience: General Manager multinational engineering company opening the market in France and Italy; Responsabile implementing ISO 14001 in several companies; Laboratory technician in BASF Ludwigshafen and Bayer Hispania; Engineer research experience in VW A.G., DLR Braunschweig, DASA Hamburg. Co-author: environmental guide for the final degree projects and patenting the pedestrian ramp for commercial aircraft.

Josep Maria Altafaja Amor

Partner

Josep Maria Altafaja Amor, Customer Service of Invenies (http://www.invenies.eu/es/), Degree in Chemical Sciences, University of Barcelona (UB). Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Management, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Member of the Catalan Society of Occupational Safety and Medicine. Specializing in “Smart Sustainability”, Emotional Ecology and Quality Management Systems, Environment and Safety. Project Planning and Implementation. Organizational coach.

Alberto Montiel Casas

Partner

Alberto Montiel Casas, President of the Innovation and Progress association intrepids.org. Technologist with experience of more than 20 years in industrial instrumentation and control, solar energy and thermal machines and engines, working in the chemical industry (Bayer, Erkimia), engineering (Siemens Control Matic) and the URV’s R&D center – FURV . Experienced consultant in the application of lateral thinking in creative problem solving. Content manager and digital writer, who has researched and written on a wide range of topics.

Anna Sala Branchadell

Partner

Anna Sala Branchadell, Project Officer at Urban Resilience S.L. and a Sustainable Mobility Technician (Instituto Superior del Medio Ambiente). As a long-standing core member of the Urban Resilience Team, Anna has been responsible for the communication and coordination with international partners, as well as portfolio management. She has additional background experience in the education and media production industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Studies (Universitat de Barcelona) and a Master’s in Chinese Studies (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Beijing Foreign Studies University).

David Domenech Vallvé

Partner

David Domenech Vallvé, he already had experience creating associations and promoted the creation of Logos (http://webtsite-logos.rf.gd/), a social integration company intrepids association among other entities in the social and business sphere. Studies of History of art, administration and smart city. Expert networker with an innate talent for public relations, connecting people from different fields and disciplines. In the field of social aid, he applies his humanistic knowledge.

Dr Anna Cebrián Prats

Partner

Anna Cebrián Prats, Environmental and sustainability consultant. Associate consultant at INVENIES S.L. with a degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona (UB) and with a Master and PhD in Computational Chemistry from the Faculty of Barcelona (UB) and the Faculty of Biosciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), respectively. Scientist since 2014 and member of the “Molecular Modelling and Bioinfomatics” group led by Modesto Orozco at the “Institut de Recerca Biomèdica” (IRB). She has also completed two courses related to Environmental Management in the company and Sustainable Waste Management at the IOE Group. Environmental and sustainability consultant at Urban Resilience S.L.

Marina Castejón Pérez

Partner

Marina Castejón Pérez graduated in Law (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and currently specializing in Environmental Law in Universitat Rovira i Virgili (studying a Master’s degree in Environmental Law), is the Environmental Legal Consultant in Urban Resilience S.L team, leading and working on the legal needs of the project. She is also one of the coordinators of the Institutional Relations Area. Her background is based basically on the legal framework, having remarkable work experience as a Legal Assistant in international companies (like TOUS Jewelry), law firms and in the Public Administration (Generalitat de Catalunya’s Justice Department).

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