Victor Grau Serrat
Co-Director, D-Lab at MIT , Boston, USA
Victor Grau Serrat is the co-director of D-Lab, an interdisciplinary program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that pursues the eradication of poverty through low-cost, sustainable technological solutions. Victor defines the program strategic vision, and advocates for making international development an MIT priority. He also teaches several of the program's academic offerings on design, creativity, and digital technologies. His interests lie on the role of technology in development, community capacity building, and empowering local innovators in the developing world.
Victor has 10 years of experience managing technical project implementations on the field in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Before joining D-Lab, he worked in the telecommunications industry specializing in technology transfer and the provision of Internet access in emerging regions. Victor has participated over the years in several technology-based start-ups, won MIT IDEAS competition twice, and holds a Master's dual degree in Telecommunications and Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the University of Maryland (UMD), respectively.