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Francisco Velasco

  • MSc, BEng, AMIMechE
  • Vice-Chairman (Spain Branch)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • 12PublicationsNumber of items in Francisco's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers

Research interests

railway engineering and aerospace engineering.physicsmaterial scienceTechnology Management and change


I have been working within the R&D and consultancy sectors for eight years, gaining a broad experience in various technological areas, including renewable energies, ICT and materials science. I have built up a broad portfolio of specialist, business and interpersonal skills through the valuation of R&D investment proposals, management of European projects, completion of market research and technology surveillance analyses, securing R&D project funding, and management of R&D tax credits, as well as leading business development assignments.

Followers (5)

Following (5)

Publications (5)

  • International R&D Tax Systems: Review and Proposals

    • Velasco F
  • Investment and Efficiency of R&D Policy in Spain

    • Velasco F
  • White book for the internationalisation of Madrid companies [El Libro Blanco para la Internacionalización de la Empresa Madrileña]

  • State of the art of R&D in Spain and related tax policies

    • Velasco F
  • Lubrication Management and Technology (LUBMAT) 2006


Professional experience

Vice-Chairman (Spain Branch)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

March 2011 - Present

Senior Business Advisor

Equipo Economico

March 2009 - Present

Director International Business

I+F Consulting

January 2008 - March 2009(a year)

Senior Consultant


April 2007 - January 2008(9 months)

Research Officer

Jost Institute for Tribotechnology

October 2003 - March 2007(3 years)

Researcher at University of Central Lancashire

European Space Tribology Laboratory, ESR Technology

October 2002 - September 2003(a year)

Education history

MBA Technology Management

Open University

November 2009 - Present

PG Cert Business Administration

Open University

November 2009 - November 2010(a year)

MSc (by Research) Aerospace Lubrication

University of Central Lancashire

October 2002 - October 2003(a year)

BEng (Honours) Mechanical Engineering

University of Central Lancashire / University of Seville

September 1996 - September 2002(6 years)