Javier Valero

Digital Innovation Hubs Advisor - "AIR4S" DIH Manager, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM

Javier Valero is responsible for the development and promotion of the Digital Innovation Hubs strategy in the UPM, and especially for the management of “AIR4S” – the Digital Innovation Hub in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics for Sustainable Development Goals. He is graduated as Telecommunication Engineer for UPM and La Sapienza di Roma. He accumulates more than 10 years of experience as a business consultant for companies in the ICT sector, covering specific domains as technology innovation, market regulation, financing or business plans development. He has coordinated some Spanish Technological Platforms focused on fostering innovation and technology transfer in different areas as health, cybersecurity or agrotech. He has participated in several FP7 and H2020 projects during his professional career, usually playing the role of project manager.

Javier is speaking at

Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
November 4, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am


  • Daniel Alonso Roman (Chair) ITI - Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Partnerships Driver, BDVA i-Spaces group chair / EUHubs4Data coordinator
  • Guido Reimann (Chair) Expert Software and Digitalization and Coordinator Artificial Intelligence Competence Network of VDMA, VDMA e.V.
  • Michael Beigl (Speaker) Professor, KIT / SDIL
  • Elena Simperl (Speaker) Professor of computer science, King's College London
  • Maria Christina Bienek (Speaker) General Manager, Smart Electronic Factory e.V.
  • Sandro D’Elia (Speaker) Programme Officer - Unit A2: Technology and Systems for Digitalising Industry, European Commission - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Contents and Technology
  • Philippe CALVEZ (Speaker) Head of ENGIE LAB CSAI, Platoon
  • Charlotte Andersdotter (Speaker) Head of Brussels Office, RISE
  • Stelian BRAD (Speaker) Full Professor in Intelligent Robotics and Innovation, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • Javier Valero (Speaker) Digital Innovation Hubs Advisor - "AIR4S" DIH Manager, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM


The main objective of this track is to make accessible by European industry and society the last advances and tools in Europe on Big Data and AI, to foster the adoption of these tools and services, and to facilitate their market uptake. To accomplish this goal, needs, challenges and barriers from both the offer and the demand side have to be considered. Besides, the successful achievement of this objective implies that we consider simultaneously the European dimension (solutions available at European level) combined with a national and regional perspective (solutions adapted and accessible by local ecosystems). It includes:
  • To understand needs of industry and society both at European and national / regional level
  • To bring to them last advances in Europe on Big Data and AI
  • To make those solutions accessible at regional / local level
  • To support them in the adoption and use of the solutions
  • To find ways of collaboration and understanding of offer and demand sides

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