Head, Future and Emerging Technologies
Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Background in Electrical Engineering and Informatics with a focus on feedback and control systems. Formerly, 10 years in R&D, German aerospace and avionics industry. More than 15 years with the European Commission on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), within the EU Framework Programmes for Research; former Head of Unit on ICT research related to grid technologies and telematics applications for the environment; 2007, Head, Future and Emerging Technologies - Proactive Initiatives, in the context of Framework Programme VII (2007-2013); the programme aims to nurture the roots of innovation in Europe; it supports long-term and foundational research in ICT, in particular, radical interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary explorations (such as bio-nano-info-cogno) of new and alternative approaches towards the development of new scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs.