Mauricio O’Brien acts as institutional relations advisor in European projects linked to civic crowdfunding, social innovation and rural development. Mauricio provides his expertise supporting EUROCROWD’s training and capacity building programs with regional and local entities.
He has over 15 years of experience in Design & ICT and working with academic institutions in higher education, as a coordinator and co-director of the Master Degree course “Design and Architecture” (2004- 2015) at Elisava – Design and Engineering School of Barcelona. He holds a BA in Arts and Design by the Southampton University and Postgraduate in “Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by UNED. His previous positions include co-directing a crowdfunding platform, trainer and public relations, and CEO-Founder at Federación de Ideas – Design & Communication Studio (2009-2017).