3rd – 5th October 2022.
Congress Centre El Batel
Cartagena, Spain.

Aimed at researchers, technologists and directors of Technology Centres

What is it
all about?

A gathering of technology centres from Europe and beyond.

Renowned speakers presenting the latest developments and technology trends that are current global concerns.

Bilateral meetings to identify partners for upcoming projects and technological cooperation.

A technology fair and project exhibition space.

INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF TECHNOLOGY CENTRES

Who is it addressed to?

Research & Technology Organisations fundamentally oriented towards the technological development of companies and the increase in their competitiveness through the creation, development and transfer of innovative solutions, technology and scientific-technical knowledge to the business sector, from which part of their financing comes. Most of these entities are “non-profit” organisations.

9 Reasons to participate

Take part in the global encounter of technology centres.

Find out what the world’s leading experts think about the key global challenges of our times

Keep track of the latest trends in technology and innovation

Locate new trade, technology and research partners

Hold scheduled bilateral meetings with potential partners

Share your point of view with researchers and experts.

Gain easy access to international researchers in technology centres

Network and kick-start
international contacts and
cooperation

Showcase your
top projects

Register right now for free & be part of it!

Take part in the global encounter of technology centres.

Find out what the world’s leading experts think about the key global challenges of our times

Keep track of the latest trends in technology and innovation

Locate new trade, technology and research partners

Hold scheduled bilateral meetings with potential partners

Share your point of view with researchers and experts.

Gain easy access to international researchers in technology centres

Showcase your
top projects

participate

Network and kick-start
international contacts and
cooperation

Leading experts

Roberto Medina Aparicio

CARTIF – Industrial and Digital Systems Division

Ph. D. Industrial Engineer – University of Valladolid (Spain). He currently works on research projects related to computer vision. He is also the project manager at CARTIF of Cervera network of robotic technologies in intelligent manufacturing (5R), aimed at establishing a collaborative network, equipped with the necessary technology, tools and infrastructures, to act as a driving force for the development and introduction of new robotic technologies in the industrial manufacturing fabric. CARTIF is in charge of a pilot factory for operations with flexible materials.

Rafael Maestre Ferriz

CETEM – Head of Electronics Department

Rafael holds a PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid in Information and Computer Systems. He has more than 25 years of research experience on Embedded Systems with a focus that has steered from Reconfigurable Computing and Digital Signal Processing towards WSNs, IoT, sensors and wearable devices mainly applied to eHealth and AAL (Ambient Assisted Living). His responsibilities include project coordinator, technical manager, working group leader and main researcher of different EU projects (H2020 and FP7) and national projects. He held various relevant R&D and technical leader positions in both academia and US companies, including Qualcomm, the start-up Morpho Technologies, the University of California at Irvine and the Complutense University of Madrid. He has been teaching ICT and Electronic Design courses at three different universities for over 15 years. His doctoral research was recognised by IEEE with a best paper award, and he is author of 11 patents currently in force, numerous international journal articles, book chapters, and international conference papers.

Aric Dromi

Futurologist, strategic advisor and a keynote speaker.

He helps organisation, business and policy makers  ideate, THINK, and more importantly ACT differently by providing them with the insights and intelligence they need to move forward, while strengthening  resilience and sustainability. He’s also co-Founder of H359.

Pablo Coca

CTIC, Centro Tecnológico – Director for Business Development and Operations.

Chemical  Engineer  (2000) and holds a MSc in Project Management (2008) by the University of Oviedo.

20 years experience in innovation management and R&D projects. He started his career in Fundación ITMA (2000), a technology center specialized in materials. There he was involved in projects for the development of new coatings for steel. After that, he worked as Innovation Manager in ATECMA (2003), the Spanish Association of Aerospace Industries, where he launched the Innovation Department.  In 2004, He joined Fundación PRODINTEC, a technology centre specialized in advanced manufacturing technologies. He was part of the initial team in charge of the launching of the center and he performed functions as Head of R&D Management, Director of Projects and Innovation Management and Director of Operations.

In 2013, he created a company called ICUBE together with other founding partners. ICUBE is a technology-based company oriented to the industrialization of additive manufacturing processes and valorization of innovative technologies and R&D project results.

In October 2014, Pablo Coca joined CTIC, a technology center specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Digital technologies, where he is Director of Business  Development and   Operations.   Also, He is   Lead   Auditor of   R&D Management   Systems according to the   Spanish standard   UNE166002, performing certification audits for AENOR. Also, He is external evaluator for the European Commission in R&D and innovation Programmes.

José Martín Soriano

CETENMA – Project Manager

Martin gained his B.Sc. (Environmental Science) and Ph.D. (Soil Science) from Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (Spain).

Martín is coordinating two urban circular bioeconomy  H2020 projects VALUEWASTE and HOOP, and one Horizon Europe project FER-PLAY. Martín has over 15 years of experience in public research organisations (CSIRO, Australia; CNRS and INRA, France; ISR, New Zealand), private companies (Ziltek) and universities (Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, University of Adelaide, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena).

His main areas of expertise are circular economy, organic waste management, environmental sensors, characterisation and remediation of contaminated soils, ecosystems services and sustainable agriculture. He is co-author of more than 60 publications, scientific and technical documents, most of them in international peer-reviewed journals, and contributions to 50 conferences, most of them international. He has participated in 20 R&D projects funded through competitive calls of public or private entities and 14 R&D non-competitive contracts, agreements or projects with public or private entities.

Martín has ample experience in teaching (more than 10 years) including the supervision of 16 master/honors projects, lecturing of university courses (Mineralogical characterization of soils and its environmental applications, Geology, Soil Science and Climatology, Geochemical characterization of soils, Treatment and recovery of livestock wastewater, Horizon 2020: Funding opportunities for researchers, How to write a successful research proposal, Heavy metals in children, Environmental toxicology and remediation summer course) and vocational training (Circular economy courses).

He participated in the development of the Circular Economy Strategy in Murcia.

Elisa Gambuzzi

CETENMA – Project manager

She got the bachelor degree in Chemistry and the master degree in Chemistry of Materials, from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), being visiting student in Spain. Aged 25, she was awarded with the “Cirillo Mussini Prize” to brilliant newly-graduated people and she later joined the academia as Ph.D. student and post-doc fellow in Materials Modelling, working between Italy and the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (France). Her work was focused on silicate glasses for nuclear waste containment and biomedical applications, resulted in 11 peer-reviewed publications on scientific journals and participation and attendance to international conferences. She also counts on work experience as laboratory technician in the agri-food sector. After her carrier chapters in the academia and the industry, she switched to education and 2 years ago went back to technology-related fields. From very young age committed to amelioratege global social, environmental and technological settings, nowadays she employs her hard and soft skills to contribute to the transition to a circular economy model. She is now part of the coordination teams of the European projects HOOP, VALUEWASTE and FER-PLAY.

Dr. Aleš Hančič

TECOS Slovenian Tol and Die Development Center – Managing Director

He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of research, management of research projects and organization management. He started his career as an assistant at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. He joined TECOS in 2005, first as a young researcher, then as Director of Research and Development. In 2013, he was appointed director of TECOS, which he still manages today. In recent years, he was also employed as an assistant at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, and as a research associate lectured at the University of Polymer Technology in Slovenj Gradac. He is an expert in the field of work process management, processing of polymer materials and development of bio-composite materials, but in recent years he has mainly devoted himself to company management, human resources, production processes and cluster management. He is the author or co-author of more than 80 scientific or professional works and has so far led more than 30 international research and development projects (FP7, H2020, ERA-Net, EUREKA, Interreg, etc.).

Guadalupe López Díaz

Research Project Manager of CT TECNOVA

Agronomist and PhD in greenhouse technology and industrial engineering, she has been involved as researcher in different R&D projects to boost implementation of technology in agriculture, and knowledge transference to SMEs and stakeholders in the agrifood sector. She is responsible of CT TECNOVA participation in H2020 and international cooperating programs. In the domain of the robotics and IT technologies applied to Agrifood sector, she has been involved in different developments such as robotic harvesting for tomato greenhouses, grafting device for horticultural plants or COROSECT project, where the aim is to introduce robotics and AI into insect farming.

Anne Christine S. Hastrup

Director at Center for Bioresources at Danish Technological Institute

Focus is on valorisation of biomass through pre-treatment, fractionation and (enzymatic)-hydrolysis followed by separation and purification with a clear view on product and ingredient development. Anne Christine is microbiologist from the University of Copenhagen specialized in enzymatic degradation mechanisms. She has extensive experience in biorefining biobased residual and sidestream also enzymatic hydrolysis for food and feed purposes, functional ingredients, chemical components, biobased packaging, biomaterials etc. This involves pilot upscaling, business model calculation, development and incorporation of biobased components into new products. Dr. Hastrup is the author on the patent on Method of preparing a cellulose rich fibre fraction and valuable by-products (WO2018086672A1).

Pedro Arques

B.S. in Telecommunications Technologies

Nowadays Innovation Manager and senior consultant at CENTIC RTO, with large experience in the telco sector and industry applications. Over 25 years of ICT projects proposals and management across several edge technologies. Diverse job roles from startup, SMEs and Research Institute to multinationals positions, including multi country team leadership and mentoring. IA & RIA H2020 International advisor and builder of international proposals and consortiums for Mid-CAPs and SME´s. DIH regional point of contact. EU R&D Project evaluator and Robotic tech evangelist.

Juan Antonio Micó

Project Engineer in the Energy, Robotics and Automation Area of AIJU

He has experience in the development of pilot stations, Robotic and Automation systems for control processes. He has extensive knowledge in the use and programming of Industrial and Collaborative Robots, PLCs and data acquisition systems. He has worked in H2020 and LIFE European projects as SOFTMANBOT or LIFE SuperBiodiesel.

José Enrique Álvarez

Managing Consultant Industry & Data, BluSpecs

Versatile and highly adaptable digital entrepreneur and executive with a solid track record of exceeding goals and expectations, with many years of experience working in top-tier telecommunications, new technology, and consulting companies in multicultural and remote environments. My education as a Telecommunications Engineer, Executive MBA (Instituto de Empresa Business School), Master in eBusiness (Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE), and my professional career have helped me to acquire experience and knowledge about corporate strategy, operations, technology, and innovation. In my last profesional stage, I had the responsibility of leading Telefónica’s commercial strategy team. It was an innovative area that, dependent on crowdsourcing tools, big data, and machine learning, allowed defining and developing commercial strategies for the countries in which Telefónica operates.

Josefina Garrido

CETEM – Research and Development manager

Dr. Josefina Garrido Lova is the Research and Development manager at CETEM and she holds a PhD in Communication and Documentation besides a more than 15 years of experience helping companies in innovation processes. A lover of the Competitive Intelligence science, Dr. Garrido also works on topics such as Industry 4.0, Circular Economy or RSC, usually on European projects.

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Iván Felis

Head of R&D – CTN-Marine Technology Centre

PhD in Applied Physics, Bachelor in Physics and Architecture, Master in Acoustic Engineering and expert in Data Science and Simulation. With more than 9 years of experience in various fields of applied physics, he is currently Head of R&D at the Centro Tecnológico Naval y del Mar (CTN), where he lead the technical development of projects in the fields of data science, digital technology, acoustical engineering, numerical modelling and complex systems applied to different sectors (environment, naval, defence, renewables, aquaculture, biodiversity, conservation, etc.), supporting innovation, digital transformation and sustainability of companies and public entities. He also participates and leads national and european public founding R&D proposals. He is part of the IQOE expert committee and the IEC TC-114 technical committee of the UNE and has collaborated with the UAM, UPV and UPCT universities, with the IGIC, IEO and AZTI institutes, as well as with various international associations such as the ANTARES and KM3NeT underwater telescopes in the Mediterranean, the COUPP, PICO and MOSCAB acoustic detectors, and the platform EMODNET. Part of his work has been published in more than 50 scientific publications and conferences (index h = 25), with more than 15 academic works directed, including 2 doctoral theses. He is also chief editor of different special issues in the scientific journals Sensors and Sustainability.

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Jordi Pelegrí

Collaborative robots Iberia

Jordi coordinate Marketing, Sales, and tech support resources. Develop and execution Iberian action plan. I am committed to innovation as a fundamental point to be able to help companies in their growth based on creativity and passion for what we do. Before joining Universal Robots, he was responsible for Industrial Business Development in the process industry at Schneider Electric, a position he held after several years as Automation Product Manager there. Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a Master’s degree in marketing and commercial management from EADA Business School.

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Juan Carlos Piquero

Head of Business Area at IDONIAL Technology Center

Graduated in Geology and Geologist Engineer, he also holds a master’s degree in MBA Business Administration and Management from the IMF Business School (Madrid). He develops his research career at the University of Oviedo and the R&D&I Department of Acciona Infraestructuras, joining PRODINTEC in 2011 as Project Manager. He has extensive experience in the development of projects in the fields of advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0

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Isabel Rodríguez-Maribona

Technology Director, Energy, Climate and Urban Transition Unit, Tecnalia

PhD in Chemical Sciences from the Computense University of Madrid.  Master in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of Alcalá and Master in Business Innovation from Deusto Business School.

Throughout her professional career she has been working in research, development and innovation in the construction sector, both in the public and private institutions, although mostly in technological centres.

She started her professional career in the deterioration of building materials, specialising in the recycling of building materials and their performance. Later on, she addressed her scientific career towards the behaviour of historical materials and cultural heritage management.

As a researcher, she has participated and managed several international R&D&I projects, as a result of which she has made multiple contributions to congresses and scientific journals, and she has participated in numerous technology transfer projects with companies and public administrations.

She has held different positions of responsibility at Tecnalia, being currently Technology Director of the Energy, Climate and Urban Transition Unit, conformed by more than 400 researchers working on various topics related to this important challenge.

She is vice-president of the Presidium of the European Construction Technology Platform, member of the Permanent Commission of the Spanish Construction Technology Platform, she participates in the Building Energy Accelerator of the SE4All initiative, promoted by the United Nations, and she is a member of the Advisory Board of the Join Programming Initiative Cultural Heritage.

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Miguel Castaños Calleja

Responsible for R&D projects CIDAUT

Mechanical Engineer with a master’s degree in Automotive Engineering from the University of Valladolid. He is responsible for R&D projects related to the production and use of hydrogen and has participated in more than 10 energy and hydrogen projects. He has also participated in several national and European innovation project proposals within the hydrogen value chain. He specialises in the use and analysis of computational fluid mechanics codes for solving energy-related problems. It is currently participating in the MEDUSA 300 project for the design of PEM fuel cells for special applications. His activity consists in the conception of systems and subsystems, ensuring their correct functionality. He is also an expert in the selection of measurement and control instrumentation, as well as its correct mechanical integration, especially for highly demanding non-conventional applications. He has also participated in projects for the development of components for H2 compressors up to 1000 bar with high requirements. He is an associate professor at the School of Industrial Engineering of the UVA in the Master’s Degree in Energy and the Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering.

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Miguel Castaños Calleja

Responsible for R&D projects CIDAUT

Mechanical Engineer with a master’s degree in Automotive Engineering from the University of Valladolid. He is responsible for R&D projects related to the production and use of hydrogen and has participated in more than 10 energy and hydrogen projects. He has also participated in several national and European innovation project proposals within the hydrogen value chain. He specialises in the use and analysis of computational fluid mechanics codes for solving energy-related problems. It is currently participating in the MEDUSA 300 project for the design of PEM fuel cells for special applications. His activity consists in the conception of systems and subsystems, ensuring their correct functionality. He is also an expert in the selection of measurement and control instrumentation, as well as its correct mechanical integration, especially for highly demanding non-conventional applications. He has also participated in projects for the development of components for H2 compressors up to 1000 bar with high requirements. He is an associate professor at the School of Industrial Engineering of the UVA in the Master’s Degree in Energy and the Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering.

Leyla Acaroglu

Sustainability provocateur

She is an internationally-known sustainability provocateur, sociologist, and award-winning designer, focused on systems thinking, sustainability sciences and creative change-making. She was named Champion of the Earth by the United Nations, Change-Maker by Linkedin and is a mainstage TED speaker who leads presentations with leaders around the world on activating positive change for a sustainable, circular and regenerative future. As a serial social entrepreneur, she founded The UnSchool, an experimental knowledge lab for adults, developed the Disruptive Design Method and is CEO of creative agency, Disrupt Design.

José María García

R&D Project Manager in AITEX Research & Innovation Center, in the Smart Textiles and Digitalization research group.

José María holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, a Master in Business Administration (MBA), as well as different Executive Programmes, mainly related to business development, management, innovation and strategy.

He is R&D Project Manager in AITEX Research & Innovation Center, in the Smart Textiles and Digitalization research group.

Over the years, he has developed a wide experience in the management, leadership and coordination of research and development projects.

José María successfully coordinated several large-scale R&D projects, within the scope of different EU institutions, mainly related to the fields of smart textiles, wearables, defence and security.

He is a member of several working groups belonging to different international organizations.

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Iván Felis

Head of R&D – CTN-Marine Technology Centre

PhD in Applied Physics, Bachelor in Physics and Architecture, Master in Acoustic Engineering and expert in Data Science and Simulation. With more than 9 years of experience in various fields of applied physics, he is currently Head of R&D at the Centro Tecnológico Naval y del Mar (CTN), where he lead the technical development of projects in the fields of data science, digital technology, acoustical engineering, numerical modelling and complex systems applied to different sectors (environment, naval, defence, renewables, aquaculture, biodiversity, conservation, etc.), supporting innovation, digital transformation and sustainability of companies and public entities. He also participates and leads national and european public founding R&D proposals. He is part of the IQOE expert committee and the IEC TC-114 technical committee of the UNE and has collaborated with the UAM, UPV and UPCT universities, with the IGIC, IEO and AZTI institutes, as well as with various international associations such as the ANTARES and KM3NeT underwater telescopes in the Mediterranean, the COUPP, PICO and MOSCAB acoustic detectors, and the platform EMODNET. Part of his work has been published in more than 50 scientific publications and conferences (index h = 25), with more than 15 academic works directed, including 2 doctoral theses. He is also chief editor of different special issues in the scientific journals Sensors and Sustainability.

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Jordi Pelegrí

Collaborative robots Iberia

Jordi coordinate Marketing, Sales, and tech support resources. Develop and execution Iberian action plan. I am committed to innovation as a fundamental point to be able to help companies in their growth based on creativity and passion for what we do. Before joining Universal Robots, he was responsible for Industrial Business Development in the process industry at Schneider Electric, a position he held after several years as Automation Product Manager there. Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a Master’s degree in marketing and commercial management from EADA Business School.

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Juan Carlos Piquero

Head of Business Area at IDONIAL Technology Center

Graduated in Geology and Geologist Engineer, he also holds a master’s degree in MBA Business Administration and Management from the IMF Business School (Madrid). He develops his research career at the University of Oviedo and the R&D&I Department of Acciona Infraestructuras, joining PRODINTEC in 2011 as Project Manager. He has extensive experience in the development of projects in the fields of advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0

3rd October

Welcome
Event

An immersion experience at the Roman theatre (tbc), plus a Networking dinner

4th October

Speeches

Identifying Current Trends & debating on Opportunities and Challenges on…

  • Smart & connected devices
  • Collaborative robotics & advanced industrial automation
  • Immersive experiences: metaverse technologies, Web 3.0…
  • Energy transition, Climate change & Sustainability

Round Tables with Experts

Trends and debates on current opportunities and challenges for Technology Centres.

A visit to NAVANTIA

A world-leading marine engineering company, to gain insight into how it uses groundbreaking technologies.

5th October

Brokerage
Event

Scheduled bilateral meetings in which Technology Centres can forge strategic alliances for technological cooperation and R&D

5 subjects…

  • Advanced materials
  • Circular economy
  • Digitalisation
  • Green energy
  • Water technology

…addressing 6 areas of activity

  • Blue economy
  • Habitat
  • Agrofood
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Health
  • others

4th – 5th October

Parallel Activities

Technology Fair

A free space for displaying their prototypes and capabilities

Project Exhibition Space

An international R&D&innovation poster exhibition

Register now for free!

3rd October
4th October
5th October
Display your Technology or Prototype in our Technology Fair.
Showcase your R&D Top Project in our Poster Exhibition Space.

Where?

El Batel Convention Centre
Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Spain)
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Cartagena