CELSA Chair of Competitiveness in Manufacturing

Holder: Eduard Calvo

The CELSA Chair of Competitiveness in Manufacturing is dedicated to researching, generating ideas and spreading knowledge about competitiveness in the industrial sector. The results of this research serve to inspire and train business leaders and managers to fulfill their responsibilities to their companies and society.


  • Promote interest in manufacturing industries
  • Publicize in the media the role of industry in national economies
  • Foster good industrial practices through the creation of an annual award: the Industrial Excellence Award
  • Collaborate with other international centers in the generation of ideas and dissemination of knowledge about manufacturing
  • Develop teaching materials for Executive Education courses
  • Organize national and international seminars


Industry 4.0: The Future of Manufacturing | Focused Program | IESE Business School

Holder of the Chair

Eduard Calvo holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in telecommunications engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. His research focuses on network optimization, operational risk management and operational complexity, and has been published in top academic journals such as Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Transactions on Communications.