European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate-General

Within the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate-General, Mr Filos is responsible for the coordination of activities related to ICT and Factories of the Future and also manages the European Secretariat of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) initiative, a global international collaborative R&D programme involving industrially led R&D consortia from Mexico, the United States, South Africa and the European Union. Born in Athens, Greece he obtained his MSc in Physics from Hamburg University, Germany, and worked as a Researcher at the High-Energy Physics Lab (DESY) in Hamburg. He holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Konstanz University, Germany. After eight years of university research he started his career in industry as project manager at Perkin Elmer Corporation and then as leader of the electronics design team at Bosch Telecom in Heidelberg, Germany. After 15 years of activity in university and industry he joined the European Commission’s research framework programme in 1993 as Scientific Officer. Mr Filos is author of a large number of research articles and contributor to four books.