Cristobal is a Research Associate at Imperial College Business School’s Management and Entrepreneurship Department where he conducts academic and practitioner-relevant research on corporate, new venture, industrial and moonshot acceleration models, including new systemic innovation heuristics to address 'wicked' challenges across sectors. He co-leads the Corporate and Industrial Acceleration Initiative, which connects cutting-edge research with best practice through an Annual Symposium at Imperial. Cristobal is also a Visiting Lecturer at Royal College of Art’s Service Design Department, and an External Faculty at Columbia's Center on Organizational Innovation. Cristobal is the founder of three start-ups in the Smart City, EdTech and Data Analytics domains as well as of Jump Chile, one of the largest business model accelerators in Higher Education worldwide. Previously, he advised Fortune 100 companies on change and innovation management as a Senior Consultant at PwC in New York City. Cristobal has published articles on Organizational Networks, Creative Spaces for Innovation and Corporate Acceleration as well as a Book on Lean Entrepreneurship Education. Cristobal is a social scientist with an MSc at MIT and a PhD in Design Engineering from Imperial College London.