Josep Maria Martorell has a degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Ramon Llull University (URL). He has developed his career in the field of academic and scientific management, both in university and government institutions. He was director-general of research of the Government of Catalonia for five years. Since April 2016 he is the associate director of the BSC.

Josep Maria has also taken a few programs on business and executive training in ESADE (VV-2004) and IESE (PDD-2009) and has ample experience as a Business Angel and mentor of a few technological start-ups created in Barcelona.