About me

I am Jesus Alonso-Zarate. Hello!

Some facts about me:

  • I am Division Manager at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) in Castelldefels, Barcelona. The CTTC is a CERCA research and technology center located in Castelldefels, Barcelona. Our main area of expertise is telecommunications.
  • I am Head of the Machine-to-Machine Communications Department at the CTTC.
  • I have attracted more than 2.3 Million Euro to CTTC in the last 10 years.
  • I have participated in 28 competitive public‐funded R&D Projects:
    • Project Coordinator of European-funded H2020 collaborative innovation action with 17 Million Euro budget (H2020-5GPPP-5GCroCo).
    • Principal Investigator (PI) of 3 national-funded projects (Plan Nacional I+D+i): CO2GREEN, CELLFIVE, SPOT5G.
    • PI at CTTC of 4 European projects (FP7-FET-Flagship Guardian Angels, FP7-ITN-ADVANTAGE, H2020-5GPPP-5GCAR, CHIST-ERA FIREMAN).
    • PI at CTTC of 1 Project with the European Space Agency (ESA)
    • PI at CTTC of 2 Technical Due Diligences about IoT-related start-ups.
    • I have participated and participate in tech-transfer projects with companies.
    • I have participated as member of the research team in a number of projects funded by the European Commission, and both Spanish and Catalan Governments.
  • I frequently act as speaker in both national and international events.
  • I hold some editorial appointments in scientific and technical publications.
  • I am active publishing books, book chapters, and both conference and journal papers in scientific and technical conferences and publications.

About my interests:

  • I continuously learn about Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Technology.
  • I continuously learn about 5G and whatever comes next (6G?)
  • I continuously learn about the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • I continuously learn about Wireless Connectivity Technologies for the IoT.
  • I lead and conduct research in the above two areas and publish technical papers.
  • I apply for, manage, and conduct R&D+i projects within H2020, and similar programs.
  • I apply for, manage, and conduct R&D+i projects funded by ACCIO, CDTI and MINECO.
  • I conduct Innovation Technology Transfer projects with companies.
  • I give public talks about 5G, the IoT and related applications: Connected Vehicles, Industry 4.0, Smart Grid, etc.

I collaborate with the following universities:

  • I lecture on the IoT and Wireless Communications (at UPF, in Barcelona)
  • I lecture on the Industry 4.0 (at UOC, Catalunya)
  • I lecture on the Management of R&D+innovation activities for companies (at MBA courses and similar).

My academic background is:

  • I completed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in July 2016.
  • I am Doctor in Wireless Communications (PhD) since February 2009.
  • I hold a Master of Science (MSc) in Telecom Engineering since 2004.

Anything else?

  • I love practicing sports in a regular manner; padel, football, cycling, swimming, running, and scuba diving!
  • I love music. Both playing and listening. I sing and play the piano, guitar, and the bass.
  • I love my family.
  • I love my wife.
  • I love my little baby son.
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