Dr. Rikardo Bueno
Position in the organisation: Director for the Programmes Area
Biography note: Dr Rikardo Bueno is the Director for the Research Programmes Area in Tecnalia. He got a degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in engineering.
He has been active since 1989 in European research projects, mainly in the fields of manufacturing and industrial systems, where he coordinated the integrated project NEXT –(next Generation production Systems), a big research initiative for the machine-tool sector.
He has been working for Fatronik, a private research organization, for twenty-one years, until its merger in TECNALIA to create the biggest RTO in Spain. His responsibilities went from researcher, head of the mechanical engineering department and responsible for the scientific policy to directing the research programmes area, first in Fatronik and currently at Tecnalia.
He is active in Manufuture and participated actively in the setting up of the Factories of the Future research PPP initiative where he is member of the EFFRA Board of Directors and co-chairs the Ad-hoc advisory group.
Chair of Parallel Workshop Session W1.5 – “Manufacturing: the Enabler for the Integration of Technologies”
The session will consists of speakers showing recent experiences through projects or other initiatives about the role of manufacturing and manufacturing technologies as the main enabler for the production of products that integrate technologies. The speakers, directly involved in the KETs initiatives and other projects, will present shortly and discuss openly and addressing the questions of the audience, the role of manufacturing in present and future industrial plants, both pilot plants and full production.