AMBASSADORS

Prof. Yannis Pitsiladis

Prof. of Sport Science | University of Brighton

Yannis is Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton since 2013. He is also Chair of the Scientific Commission at FIMS and Medical and Scientific Commission Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Christian Heckemann

Managing Director | gate Garching

Since 2016, Christian is CEO of the Gate Garching incubator where he supports and coaches ground-breaking high-tech start-ups. Previously he worked for the EQS Group in Munich, contributing to its fast growth.

Marcel Mez

CEO | MEZ Services & Solutions Consulting

Marcel is an expert in m2m, telecommunications, and network infrastructure working for 30 years for global tech corporations. Since 2014, he supports the digitization in the Industrial IoT field as Executive Managing Director at MEZ Consulting.

Dr. Mohan Kumar

CEO | Fanplay IoT

Mohan is Founder & CEO of Fanplay IoT. He has more than 23 years experience in Biomedical, Semiconductor & Healthcare industries and 5 years of research experience in Neurotech & Wearable systems. Mohan has worked extensively in product innovation and recently, led a team at Philips Healthcare to launch a low-cost, portable ECG for emerging markets like India.

Dr. Johanna Mathes

Project Manager | Medical Valley EMN e. V.

Johanna is Senior Project Manager at Medical Valley EMN e V., Germany´s leading-edge cluster in the med-tech and health field. With her work, Johanna supports start-ups, established enterprises and health institutions.

Marco Suvilaakso

Principal & Founder | GrowTrail Services

Marco is a Product and Business Development Strategist. Since 2020, he is CEO at GrowTrail Services. Previously, he worked for more than 15 years at Polar, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer.

Willem Bulthuis

CEO | Corporate Ventures Advisory

Willem has 30 years of experience in global high-tech industries as executive. He held positions as board member, CTO etc. Since 2014 active as board member, venture partner, corporate venture capital advisor, business angel and founding partner of Corporate Ventures Advisory.

Jens Krauss

Vice President | CSEM SA

Jens is leading the Systems Division with a 100+ scientist and engineers in its strategic Medical Device Technology and Scientific Instrumentation research activity. His expertise in the field of human vital signs monitoring and mobile patient health has led to a series of key patents, successful technology transfers and start-ups. During his 10-year service as Board member, Jens presided the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering (SSBE) from 2013-2016.

Nick Hunn

Wireless Evagelist

Nick is a technology strategist, serial entrepreneur and author. Since 2009, he is CTO at WIFore. Previously, he has managed successful exits to large tech companies and promoted technical strategies leading to billion-dollar market opportunities.

Roberta Gilardi

CEO | G-Gravity

Roberta is founder and CEO of G-Gravity and G2 Startups, two business accelerators in Milan, Italy. She is a business coach and an innovation expert with over 25 years of experience.

Alba Quer

Tech cooperation advisor | ACCIÓ

Alba is in charge of the ICT sector companies within ACCIÓ, the Catalan trade and investment agency which helps businesses boost their competitiveness through innovation and internationalization. She helps companies to find technological partners abroad through ACCIÓ’s 40 foreign offices.

Simon Gray

Head of Marketing & Sales | CSEM SA

Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor and IOT business. For the last 10 years he has been responsible for ASIC and IOT business development at CSEM, working with a team of experts to support both SMEs and large corporations worldwide to develop innovative products and strengthen their competitive position via technology transfer and IP licensing.