Deputy Head of Unit, Competitive Electronics Industry, DG CONNECT EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Francisco J. Ibanez holds university degrees in Engineering and Solid-State Physics (Autonoma University, Madrid) and Masters in Communication Networks and Signal Processing (Polytechnic University, Madrid), Business Administration (Catholic University of Leuven) and Information Society and Knowledge (Open University of Catalonia).
Prior to joining the European Commission, he was active in semiconductors research (Bell Labs, US) and had a number of industrial assignments, including process and product engineering in microelectronics design and fabrication (AT&T Microelectronics, Lucent Technologies).
At the European Commission he had responsibilities in different R&D areas, including Networks and Communications and Future and Emerging Technologies. He is currently Deputy Head of the Competitive Electronics Industry unit within DG CONNECT. He is involved in the ICT part of the EU Research and Innovation Programme (Horizon 2020) with main interest on micro-nano electronics and integrated microsystems.
Presentation of the new Horizon Europe programme (2021-27) and the opportunities for sensors in emerging concepts such as edge computing and distributed intelligence