Javier Ganzarain (CEO and Co-Founder) 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, ICT and healthy ageing areas and is currently working on research and implementation of age-friendly environments in Europe since 2017 in AFEdemy.
Initially, he was 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 15 years the leader of the R&D Department within tioman & partners, SL, which he co-founded and was dedicated to promoting and facilitating innovation for better ageing. He was 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 was Mentor for the Municipality of Coslada (Spain) within the framework of the Mentor-AFE program of the WHO. He was Research Project Officer at AGE Platform Europe, where where he performed and coordinated 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 also was R&D Director at INNJOY and collaborated as a teacher of the module “Technology to the service of elderly people necessities” of the Master of Science (MSc) in Social Gerontology at the University of Barcelona.
His research areas of interest include Human Centred Innovation, Design and Creativity.
He is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.