Mr. Sebastián Pantoja
R&D Director, Televes
eMBA (Thesis on “PoC design for active aging based on detection of evanescent field in Integrated Photonics chips”) and Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Most of his professional career has been developed in Celestica (former IBM plant in Valencia and one of the world’s leading third-party electronics manufacturers), assuming different responsibilities at its plant in Valencia, all of them aimed at optimizing electronic designs for volume manufacturing and value-added manufacturing services. After a long training plan as an electronic designer, purchasing engineer and new product engineer, he promoted to Project Director of new technologies where he coordinated various European and National projects, including a one-year assignment in San Diego (USA). In 2005, he assumed the responsibility of director of the Design and Engineering Services business unit. In 2007 he joined DAS Photonics, as Director of Technology, where he has developed projects for the European space agency, Ministry of Defense, FP7 and ESO based on photonic technology. Additionally, at that time he has worked implementing the ISO9001 and PECAL 2110 certification, working as Product Assurance in all the projects carried out for the ESA and the Ministry of Defense. Since 2015 he has been the director of R&D in Televes. Additionally, he works as an expert for Euripides and the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration actions since 1999. Projects related to the needs of this CPP: In addition to the master thesis he has worked on – Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents (CANARY). EDA B-0061-IAP2-ERG. CANARIO was a bilateral project funded by the Spanish and Italian Ministry of Defense and coordinated by EDA. Design and manufacture of microwave optical filters based on photonic metamaterial technology. The realization of these CMOS-compatible filters will open the door to an integrated, fast and economical detection system for infrared CBRN detection. NANOCAP (New NANO structured optical components for CBRN detection and high performance oPtomicroonda links) 2010-2012. EDA A-1084-RT-GC NANOCAP is an EDA contract for the development of filtering solutions for Photonic Integrated Circuits. Demonstration of the capabilities of PIC technology in high-demand fiber radio applications and as an enabling technology for innovative CWA detection systems / early response explosives. FP7 PBSA (FP7-SPACE-2012-1, PHOTONIC BIOSENSOR FOR SPACE APPLICATION). The PBSA project focuses on the implementation of a Lab-on-a-chip (LoC) for extraterrestrial life exploration missions. This approach employs recent advances in biochemistry developed in the space related to immunotests with two new technologies, photonic integrated circuits (PIC) and microfluidics. BUONAPARTE (FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5-280765-1). Better scaling and optimization of the production of nanoparticles and nanostructures through electric discharges.
ACTIVAGE is a great European R&D and innovation initiative whose goal is to develop Internet-based solutions of Things (IoT) to face the increase in life expectancy, promoting active and healthy aging. It is supported by the Framework Program for Research and Innovation of the European Union Horizon 2020, and has a budget of 25.3 million euros and a execution period of 42 months.
ACTIVAGE aims to create a dynamic ecosystem (the first of these characteristics in Europe) that interconnects up to 43,000 applications and devices through IoT technology. It is a large-scale experience, which will involve 7,200 people in seven European countries: Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Greece, Finland and Spain.
Televes leads the pilot developed in Galicia. Together with her, they are part of ACTIVAGE Galicia Spanish Red Cross, Vodafone Spain Foundation, Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Galician Health Service (SERGAS). The project also has the collaboration of the Agency for a Modernization of Technology of Galicia (AMTEGA), as a member of the Advisory Board, and of the Tecsos Foundation as an advisor in social technologies.
In this way, all the elements of the value chain participate: providers of social and health services, technology companies, research units, foundations and users. This allows us to create an ecosystem that can be considered as an international reference.