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Karla Soler Riba

Head of Operations

Karla is the Head of Operations of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), a joint center for knowledge-based business development between the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology.

Under CIP, she has participated in research activities with a specific focus on the role of intellectual assets in the context of digital business platforms. She has been invited on numerous occasions to teach about the subject to master’s students. Karla has worked as an advisor at the GU Ventures Accelerator, where she provided expertise in issues related to knowledge management, and advised on various research-utilization and venture-acceleration projects. Karla also has experience working in operations within companies of different sizes: from startups to big corporations. 

Alumni from the Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) program, Karla holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering, a double bachelor’s degree in business and political science, and has completed fellowships in legal studies and public policy. She is a former professional contemporary dancer, a polyglot, and an advocate for diversity as a source of competitive advantage.