Our Team

Dr. Elena Garcia, CEO and Co-Founder

Elena is a founding partner and leads all phases of innovation and business of the company. PhD in Robotics, Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Scientific Researcher of the Spanish National Research Council at the Centre for Automation and Robotics. She has 20 years of experience in research on walking robots. Recognized among the 10 top scientists in Spain, she receives the CSIC’s Scientific Merit Award every year since 2013. She has registered 7 patents, 3 of them extended internationally, and has received more than 35 recognitions for its excellent work in science and technology transfer. Shee is a member of important international committees, including the IEEE RAS Industrial Activities Board.

Ignacio Barraqué, CMO, Co-Founder

Ignacio is an Entrepreneur expert in health IT with great technological disruption. Founder and co-founder of technology-base startups in areas of health, social care and offline marketing. Economist who brings more than 15 years of skills in management of process innovation, product development and sales strategies. He oversees Marsi’s strategy to drive revenue and business growth, Market trends, Contract agreements with clients and distributors.


Luis coordinates and directs the development of the business, supervises the administration and finances of the company, as well as marketing. He holds an MBA from IE Business School, a Master’s degree in international trade from the Public University of Navarra and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Navarra, with more than 15 years of experience in corporate development and innovation management in international companies (ArcelorMittal, Amper) and in aerospace technology, medical devices (IVD, software) and microelectronics startups, strategic planning, marketing strategy, IPR and venture capital financing.


Manuel leads all the engineering and innovation activity in Marsi Bionics. Computer Engineer. Master in Automatic Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Master in Computer Architecture and Automation from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. More than 11 years of experience in innovation in robotics, project management in areas of Medical Devices, Space and Defense (GMV and Robomotion).

Francisco Javier García, QUALITY MANAGER (QM)

Javier supervises the implementation and management of Marsi Bionics’ quality system (ISO 138514) and the certification procedures for medical devices. He is a Chemical Engineer from the University of Valladolid, Master in Quality, Environment and Occupational Risk Prevention from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Valladolid, and has multiple courses in quality systems and certification of medical devices. He has more than 10 years of experience in quality management in companies and as a consultant, working in health services and medical device clients.


Tom oversees clinical trials and product evaluation and coordinates relationships with physicians and clinical professionals. He has a degree in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University. Tom has over 10 years experience in neurorehabilitation, first as a physiotherapist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and later as Head of Clinical Affairs at Rex Bionics, a medical rehabilitation exoskeleton OEM.


Jesús directs the industrialization of the products and manages the suppliers and the manufacturing processes. He is an Industrial Engineer from the University Carlos III of Madrid. Jesús is an expert in manufacturing processes with experience in the manufacture of medical devices (dental implants and orthopedics), as well as in different industrial environments such as automotive.

Dr. Marie Destarac, PROJECT MANAGER

Marie coordinates the ATLAS project as well as the Marsi Care platform. She has a PhD in Automation and Robotics from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She has more than 10 years of experience working on R&D projects related to medical technology in Guatemala, Japan and Spain, specializing in project coordination in the fields of muscle-skeletal modeling and rehabilitation robotics. In 2015 he received the “Innovators under 35” award from MIT and has been awarded several research grants, the most recent being the competitive Torres Quevedo (PTQ2018-010119).


R&D Engineer and Head of the HERMES project in Marsi Bionics, he is an Industrial Engineer, specialized in electronics and automation from the Alfonso X El Sabio University and Master in Instrumentation and Control from the International Society of Automation (ISA). He has extensive experience in the control and automation of advanced industrial systems (Técnicas Reunidas), working in important companies in the industrial sector such as Felguera-IHI, and became part of Marsi Bionics in January 2016. He also holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the CAM (IND2017/TIC-7698).

Guillermo de Juan Grau, PROJECT MANAGER

Responsible for the MAK project in Marsi Bionics, Guillermo is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad Carlos III. He has experience in the development and certification of medical devices as he has previously worked in the design of extracorporeal circulation machines. He holds the PRINCE2 certification for project management and is currently pursuing an MBA from EAE Business School.


Responsible for administrative and financial management, assistant in the coordination and management of projects and management secretary at Marsi Bionics. She has extensive experience in private companies as secretary to the general manager at INDRA, WABCO Automotive, INDECSA, AMPER, TECNOBIT and PRISA and in the coordination and economic management of R+D+i projects at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Gonzalo Puyuelo

CLINICAL ANALYST (Industrial doctorate MINECO DI-16-08731)

Helena Garcés

CLINICAL ANALYST (Industrial doctorate IND2018/TIC-9618)

Javier Francisco Sarriá


Cristina Aguado


Ignacio Lobón


Gabriela Rodriguez


Guillermo García


David García


Carlos Sanz Salcedo


Nerea Urrestarazu


External collaborations 

Marsi Bionics maintains a close collaboration with public R&D organizations. Among them, it is worth mentioning the permanent collaboration with the Centre for Automation and Robotics (CSIC-UPM). The people who usually collaborate with us are:

  • Jaime Ramos Rojas / Biomedical Engineer CSIC
  • Mar Hernández Melero / Automation and Robotics Engineer CSIC
  • Raquel Peña Duque / Physiotherapist (Independent)
  • Elena delgado / Physiotherapist CSIC
  • Carlos Cumplido / Physiotherapist CSIC
  • Iván Lara / Statistics analyst (Independent)