Our team

Academic, Industrial and Entrepreneur Leadership

  • Dr. Ralf Schäfer

    Chief Technical Advisor
    • 34 years with Philips from which 22 Years in Philips Automotive Lighting
    • Experience starting from R&D via product marketing to global business development and global business management with top& bottom line responsibility.
    • Retired in 2012 and working as an independent advisor to selected partners, ranging from start-up to billion Euro companies.

    English, German, Dutch
  • Hongyu Guan

    Hongyu Guan

    Dr. R&D Director of University Paris-Saclay In charge of the Industrial Chair
    10 years experience in Telecom technologies and management of R&D project
    • Formerly development manager at Orange
    • Strong experience in automation technologies and communication protocols
    • Founder of a computer service company

  • Bastien Bechadergue

    Innovation strategy – Automotive & Aerospace segments
    • Graduated from ISAE-SUPAERO
    • MSc in Communications and Signal Processing from Imperial College London
    • PhD from Paris Saclay University – LiFi applications for Automotive

  • Gaurang Gandhi

    International Business Development Manager
    • +5 years experience in international Business development
    • Strong in relationship with multinational companies
    • MSc in Electronics & Telecommunication, ISEP – Paris, France