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From PhD to CEO: Making An Exciting Leap Into Business with Francisco Rodrigues

26 February 2021 16:00 - 17:00

Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna (UTC + 01:00)

Ever wondered what challenges you might face when not only transitioning to industry after graduating, but actually setting up your own business? In this webinar series, young European entrepreneurs share their stories on moving from the lab into the executive office. In this webinar, get to know Francisco Rodrigues, PICadvanced, Portugal.

10:00-11:00 US EST/20:30-21:30 Asia IST/23:00-24:00 ASIA CST

This series is a joint initiative of The Optical Society (OSA) and the EPS Young Minds Program. Its objective is to foster innovation & entrepreneurship amongst young physicists and providing insights into the European start-up culture.


Meet the Speaker, Francisco Rodrigues:

Francisco Rodrigues received his Master's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from Universidade de Aveiro in 2014 and currently is engaged in the PhD under the program of Doctorate in Business and Innovation from the same university. With a research focus on Photonic Integrated Circuits and NG-PON2, Francisco worked as a researcher at Instituto Telecomunicações and as an intern in PT Inovação e Sistemas. In 2015 he joined PICadvanced as optoelectronic engineer contributing to the development of ONU transceivers for NG-PON2 and photonic integrated circuit platform. Current topics of interest are photonic integrated circuits for PON and Terahertz optoelectronics. Since 2017 Francisco is the CEO of PICadvanced S.A.

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