Manuel Quirós

Manuel Quirós is an Adjunt Professor at IE School of Architecture & Design and the Director of The Slow Fashion Lab, pioneer at IE. He teaches at the Universidad de Navarra and the innovative course of Biomimetics and System Thinking in the Master of Sustainable Development at the UPV/EHU of the UNESCO chair. He lectures at several forums and has been invited to the COP 25 and UN-Habitat among others.

With over 130 publications, he is the co-founder of the Biomimicry Iberia Association and the International Network of Studies in Biomimetics, strongly linked with the Amazon and its native communities.

He is a consultant in this discipline, and his blog is unique in the Spanish language (

He is a contributing editor of the award-winning publication Zygote Quarterly Journal since 2013.

His professional practice is mainly focused on how nature/sustainable and regenerative innovative strategies can be applied to any human sector, from design to business.

Corporate Experience

• Investigador postdoctoral. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 1994 - 1999

• Consultor en NIU. España con actividad internacional, 2000 - Present

• Director Consenso por el Clima. España, 2019 - Present

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor, BID, IE University. España, 2018 - Actualidad

• Adjunct Professor, Universidad de Navarra, School of Architecture and Design. Spain, 2018 - Present

• Visiting Professor. University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. USA, 2018 - 2000

• Director. Slow Fashion Lab. Adjunct Professor, IE University. Spain, 2018 - Present

• Adjunct Professor. UPV/EHU of the UNESCO chair. Spain, 2019 - Present

• Collaborator professor. Profesor Colaborador. Open Education courses at U.N.E.D. Madrid, Spain, 2015 - 2017

• Titular Professor at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), 2006 - 2018

Academic Background

• PhD Cum Laude en Biological Sciences at E.T.S.I.A.-U.P.M. Madrid. Spain, 1997

• Master in Aquaculture from the Aquaculture Institute of Stirling, Scotland, UK, 1992

• Postgraduate Degree in Aquaculture. Escuela Superior Agricultura-Universidad Autónoma Barcelona. Spain, 1991

• Graduate in Biological Sciences (Zoology) Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain, 1989

Last Name
BSc, MSc, PhD Biology. Owner of NIU Sustainability & Biomimicry Consulting. Founder of Biomimicry Iberia Association.