Professor Cárdenas del Castillo has been a researcher and affiliate professor at Harvard University, University of Columbia, IESE, the University of Texas at Austin and Tecnológico de Monterrey.
He is co-author of books such as "Comprar un Empresa Exitosa? El Search Fund como Modelo de Emprendimiento, y Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market, Oxford University Press. His research work has been presented in international congresses in San Francisco, Boston, Nueva York (USA), Geneva, Zurich (Switzerland), Istanbul (Turkey), and Nice (France).
He develops corporate venture capital strategies with corporates, impacting on growth and profitability. He has been an advisor and has conducted research for companies such as Cisco, Nokia, Alcan, Logitech, General Electric, Cemex, FEMSA, Credit Suisse, Proeza, Heineken, and Nestle.
In addition to his role as Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at EGADE Business School, Professor Cárdenas is partner of the fund EFM Capital and InnovaCamp Ventures. He was a partner in Vento Capital and Director of greenTEK ventures in Switzerland. His research interests include private capital, entrepreneurial capital, innovation ecosystems, competitive strategy, innovation management, corporate entrepreneurship, value creation, and technology transfer.