Ph.D. at the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain) and Docteur d’Etat-ès Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France). Full Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of the Basque Country (1986-1996) and Research Professor at the Department of Science, Technology and Society (CSIC, Madrid, Spain, 1996-2008). Former Member of the Executive Council of the Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología (FECYT, 2002-2005). He is Member of the International Academy of the Philosophy of Science (from 2006). He has published 17 books, 25 editions and more than 200 papers in scientific journals and collective books. Awards: Premio Anagrama de Ensayo (1995); Premio Euskadi de Investigación in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (1997), granted by the Basque Government; Premio Nacional de Ensayo (2000), granted by the Spanish Ministerio de Cultura.
Current position: Ikerbasque Senior Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country (Department of Sociology 2 and Sinnergiak Social Innovation). He leads a Research Project on Hidden Innovations (Spanish Ministry of Economic Development and Competitivity) and a second one on Mapping Innovations in the Cultural and Creative Sector in the Basque Country (Basque Government, Department of Industry).