Mercedes is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and Researcher at MIT. She teaches strategy and entrepreneurship courses at the Master’s and executive levels. Delgado’s research examines the role of regional industry clusters—geographic concentrations of related industries, firms, and supporting institutions—in job creation, innovation, entrepreneurship, inclusivity, and resilience. Delgado has developed new methods for defining and mapping industry clusters and the supply chain economy. This work provides tools to help firms, practitioners, and policymakers design innovation strategies. In recent work, she explores the organizational and locational drivers of the inventor gender gap, developing frameworks and metrics to support inclusion. Delgado’s work has been published in top economic, policy, and strategy journals. She has received several prestigious fellowships and research grants, including a graduate fellowship from Fundación Rafael del Pino and a recent National Science Foundation grant on Mapping the Inventor Gender Gap. She served as a lead researcher on the US Cluster Mapping Project: Mapping a Nation of Regional Clusters. Delgado has engaged with hundreds of startups and serves as a mentor at AcexHealth (health accelerator of Andalucía). Delgado holds an MA in Economics from Northwestern University and a PhD in Business Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Business School and the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Innovation Policy and the Economy Group.

Programas y seminarios destacados

  • Campus de Alta Capacidad

    Fecha de inicio: 07/07/2024

    Una iniciativa que tiene como objetivo principal desarrollar al máximo el potencial de jóvenes de edades comprendidas entre los 10 y los 18 años acreditados como «de alta capacidad».

  • Workshop From Science to Society

    Fecha de inicio: 22/09/2024

    La Fundación Rafael del Pino junto con al Club de Científicos (Becarios de Excelencia Rafael del Pino) organizan el FS2S: Translating today’s research into tomorrow’s solutions

  • Programa A History of the World. Jeremy Adelman

    Fecha de inicio: 20/09/2024

    Este curso, dirigido a jóvenes entre 17 y 25 años, invita a conocer y profundizar en la historia del mundo para entender cómo estamos conectados en el mundo globalizado en el que vivimos.

  • Programa Ética de la Inteligencia Artificial. Carissa Véliz

    Fecha de inicio: 28/10/2024

    Este curso nos ayudará a comprender la "realidad digital" que vivimos. Un enfoque práctico y constructivo, ofreciendo posibles soluciones a los desafíos éticos generados por la IA.