Javier

Javier Ganzarain
Javier Ganzarain

ICT and Healthy Ageing (Co-Founder)

javier@afedemy.eu

​+34 653 712 513
Barcelona, Spain

Holds a Computer Science Degree, Basque Country University (Spain), and a Master of Science (MSc) in Design and Management of Communication Systems, Centre d’Ingénierie des Technologies de la Communication (France and Spain).

He has gained extensive international experience within various project management and IT areas while working in Germany, first in the European Space Agency as a telecommunications engineer, then in a multinational consulting company (Atos Origin) as Senior IT-Specialist and in a German research company as a senior software engineer and project leader.

He was over 13 years the lead of R&D Department within tioman & partners, SL, which he co-founded and was dedicated to promoting and facilitating innovation for better ageing.

His research areas of interest include Human Centred Innovation, Design and Creativity.

Currently he is working on research and implementation of Age-Friendly Environments in Europe within AFEdemy, a Dutch SME he co-founded in 2017 together with his Dutch partner Willeke van Staalduinen and is also Research Project Officer at AGE Platform Europe (Brussels, Belgium) where he performs and coordinates AGE activities in European research projects and proposals related to Silver Economy, Age-friendly Environments and New Technologies in support of Active and Healthy Ageing.

He is involved as Promoter and Coordinator of the Action Group C2 “Interoperable independent living solutions” of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and is Mentor for the Municipality of Coslada (Spain) within the framework of the Mentor-AFE program of the WHO.

He is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.

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