Mr. Roberto Torena holds an MSc. in Telecommunications (University of Zaragoza), and attended postgraduate courses in Satellite Monitorization (Leeheim Satellite Monitoring Station of the German Administration), GSM Cell Planning (Gamma Solutions S.L.), New Technologies Focused on Marketing (ESIC Business & Marketing School) and Web Design (OPC Informática).
Since 2009, Mr. Torena has been the manager of Technosite’s Brussels Office. He is responsible for representing Technosite at international events, participating in presentations, networks and workshops for experts, and carrying out “scientific lobbying” activities to boost Technosite’s R&D strategies and eAccessibility implementation. He is also responsible of identifying business opportunities in the main European R&D funding programs and Commission’s tenders, building consortium and creating proposals for aforementioned funding programs and tenders and negotiating awarded tenders and projects with the European Commission.
During the first three years in the position, he has played an essential role in the achievement of 7 R&D and innovation projects and Commission’s tenders led by Technosite with a total budget of over 21 Million Euros. He has also managed Technosite’s participation as partner in 11 other proposals for tenders and projects.
In 2008, he was Technosite’s R&D coordinator and interoperability architecture researcher for the INREDIS (INterfaces for RElations between Environment and people with DISabilities) project, and in the research project in mobile phone potential as an interface for interaction with multi-vending machines and ATMs. Previously, he was the Project Manager for Satellite Monitoring and New Technologies Consultancy at Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce (2006-2007). Previously he worked as Project Manager at the Mobile Network Deployment Area at Siemens (2005-2006), where he had also been working as a Mobile Network Optimization Engineer (2004-2005). Before that, he was a Mobile Transmission Engineer at Vodafone (2003-2004), in charge of the Web Project at Fundación Pioneros (2003) and a Video-telephony Researcher at Siemens (2001-2002).