Advisory Board

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

The organisation team of the European conference “INDustrial TECHnologies 2018 – Innovative industries for smart growth” (INDTECH2018) thanks the members of the Advisory Board for their excellent and valued support.

  • Àngels Orduña Cao
    Àngels Orduña Cao


    Àngels Orduña is a seasoned EU and international collaboration leader with a proven track record in championing success in technology and business development through multi-partner, multi-country and multidisciplinary collaboration.

    With an academic background in International Relations, she has managed and led a number of RDI projects in the EU and Canada in technology areas related to value chain production, and enabling technologies such as ICT, energy, renewables, environment, advanced materials and manufacturing.

    She has shown great ability in translating technological concepts into market opportunities, and linking partners’ commitment through a win-win perspective. She now runs the SPIRE Association (A.SPIRE), representing the private sector in the SPIRE Public Private Partnership (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency).

  • Lucía Iñigo Paarmann
    Lucía Iñigo Paarmann


    Lucía Iñigo Paarmann currently works at the Centre of Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness as the Spanish Representative to the NMBP Management Programme Committee of the Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies Pillar of Horizon 2020.

    She has gained experience in European RTDI programmes and policies since Framework Programme 6 and is specialised in Industrial Innovation Strategy. She holds an MSc. in Civil Engineering and is studying for PhD programme in this field. Lucía has held previous positions as a strategy analyst in CDTI and as a researcher and RTDI projects manager in a private company involved in processes and materials research.

  • Paolo Matteazzi
    Paolo Matteazzi


    Paolo Matteazzi has been a professor of Metallurgy at Udine University for thirty years and is the author of some 250 scientific papers and 15 international patents, mainly in powder technology and nanophased materials. He has led several EU-funded research projects. He was co-founder (1993) of the Italian Interuniversity Consortium CSGI to promote research in the field of nanomaterials.

    He is co-founder (1994) and President of MBN Nanomaterialia SpA, a producer of nanomaterial powders ( and Manudirect srl, which produces innovative high resolution micro laser sintering machines using nanopowders (

    Prof. Matteazzi is Chairman of the NANOfutures European Technology Platform on Nanotechnology ( and President of Nanofutures asbl, Brussels.

  • Reijo Tuokko
    Reijo Tuokko


    Professor Reijo Tuokko has over 40 years’ industrial and academic experience in discrete manufacturing, robotics and manufacturing automation. After retiring in 2014 following 26 years as a full professor at Tampere University of Technology, he has been working at DIMECC Ltd. as a manager for international cooperation. He is a member of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group (HLG) and Implementation Support Group (ISG), and was a Board member of EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association) from 2009-2013. He is also a member of the Academy for Technical Sciences.

    Professor Tuokko has taken part on scientific advisory boards, reviewing and evaluating several manufacturing-related research centres, excellence clusters and programmes around Europe. He is the author of over 300 technical and scientific publications in magazines, journals and conference proceedings, and has organised and chaired numerous international manufacturing seminars, conferences and summits.

  • Fabrice Stassin
    Fabrice Stassin


    Fabrice Stassin is the Managing Director of the EMIRI Association.

    He holds a Diploma and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Liège in Belgium. Fabrice Stassin joined Umicore in 2008 as Innovation Project Manager, working on clean technologies of interest to Umicore and with a later focus on thin-film photovoltaics. Since 2012 he has been part of the Brussels-based team of Umicore Government Affairs focusing on energy materials. Fabrice Stassin was instrumental in developing the EMIRI Association which he now manages. EMIRI’s objective is to establish industrial leadership in EU in the field of advanced materials for low-carbon energy technologies, by involving all the stakeholders in strategic research & innovation programmes.

  • Olga Rio Suarez
    Olga Rio Suarez


    Olga Rio is currently Policy Officer at Unit D3 Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies in the European Commission Directorate D “Industrial Technologies” of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. She is responsible for the technological aspects of advanced materials for construction and the building sector, research and innovation policy, and research programme management in advanced materials and nanotechnologies for construction and energy efficiency in buildings.

    She is an engineer by training and holds a doctorate in Civil Engineering. She started her professional career at the University of Tucumán in Argentina, later becoming a scientific researcher at the CSIC, Spain. During this time she completed a research posting at the ETH Zurich. Her research primarily focuses on structural engineering and construction material technologies. She has been a member of many international organisations and is the author of more than 100 publications and some patents in these fields. She has always been engaged in gender equality issues and in training young researchers.

  • Luca Polizzi
    Luca Polizzi


    Luca Polizzi is Research Policy Officer in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission in Brussels where he works on industrial technologies, focusing on nanotechnologies and advanced materials and dealing with research policy and international cooperation. Luca is a lecturer and guest speaker on EU Policy and Funding for a variety of organisations including the College of Europe, University of Sassari, EIPA, and the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St. Andrews.

    His career also includes appointments as a member of the UNESCO delegation in Kuwait for the development of the Open Arab University, to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs mission in Syria for the negotiation of bilateral research agreements, and as a substitute board member in the European Training Foundation and International Labour Organisation.