INNOVATE™ Madrid - Spain

Discover the Innovation Ecosystem of this unique city!

Madrid is the heartbeat of the region – lying in the center of the Iberian Peninsula and home to 4 World Heritage sites that exemplify the city’s character of enthusiasm and sobriety, and which may explain why Madrid is known best as a grand villa. And now Madrid also pulses with energy and creativity. Besides being a very strong contributor to the Spanish economy, Madrid has long been considered one of the most vibrant cities in Europe for its super friendly atmosphere, its emergence as a city of opportunities, and as a gateway to Latin America.

In recent years Madrid has demonstrated growth in sustainable tourism and hospitality, food production, the creative industries and engineering alongside the already established service industry, pharmaceuticals, aircraft, and motor manufacturing. INNOVATE™ Madrid will unpack the innovation ecosystem in the city and showcase the leading innovators and innovation enablers who are leading the way.

Nominations are now open! If you know of an organization or individual making a difference in Madrid nominate them by clicking on the red button below or email Marte Martin at [email protected].

¡Descubra el ecosistema de innovación de esta ciudad única!

Madrid es el corazón de la región: se encuentra en el centro de la Península Ibérica donde se encuentran 4 sitios de Patrimonio Mundial que ejemplifican el carácter de entusiasmo y sobriedad de la ciudad que se conoce mejor como gran villa. Y ahora Madrid también late con energía y creatividad. Aparte de ser un muy importante contribuyente a la economía española, Madrid es considerada una de las ciudades más vibrantes de Europa por su aire super amigable, su ascenso como ciudad de oportunidades, y por ser una puerta con América Latina.

En los últimos años, Madrid ha demostrado un crecimiento en un turismo y hostelería más sostenible, la producción de alimentos, las industrias creativas y la ingeniería que se unen a industrias más establecidas como los servicios, farmacéuticas, aeroespacial y la fabricación automotriz. INNOVATE ™ Madrid revelará el ecosistema de innovación en la ciudad y mostrará a los principales innovadores y facilitadores de la innovación que están liderando el camino.

¡Las nominaciones ya están abiertas! Si sabe de una organización o individuo que marque la diferencia en Madrid, nomínelos haciendo clic en el botón rojo a continuación o envíe un correo electrónico a Marte Martin a [email protected].


Marte Martin - INNOVATE™ Madrid Publishing Partner



I am an independent Venture Associate that calls Madrid home. You can usually find me in Madrid’s creative and innovative district of Arganzuela or taking part in events around the city when I’m not running pop-up bureaus in London and New York. 

My professional career began working as the General Manager of a restaurant business I started with my brother in Flagstaff, AZ (USA) while completing my college studies in accounting. I then gained great experience working as a Financial Auditor at Grant Thornton in Phoenix, AZ and later at EisnerAmper in New York City, NY. I became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2009.

Before starting my practice in venture development, I also worked as a Financial Controller & Operations Manager at my family office in Madrid (Spain). Additionally, I have a degree in finance, economics, and an MBA.

Since 2014 I have been consulting to a variety of companies, developing strategies to position them for growth and success. This experience and my passion for books places me in a great position to publish INNOVATE™ Madrid. I look forward to working with the innovation community and celebrating the success of the companies and individuals that contribute to the continued growth of Madrid. 

Please contact me at [email protected] if you would like to be a part of this exciting initiative.

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