Iñaki Iglesias Aguinaga

Head of Technology and Innovation Futurist for Tecnalia

Iñaki Iglesias is a senior researcher and Head of Technology of Electric Aircraft Lab, a department of Tecnalia Research and Innovation company focused on the development of technology for the new electrified aeronautics of the future. In this position, he has led a research team that has created a disruptive concept for urban air mobility, with the aim of combining the manoeuvrability of a multicopter architecture with the energy efficiency of a conventional aircraft.

Prior to that, he worked 14 years in the automotive sector developing technological solutions related to the powertrain electrification during the first years, to focus later in vehicle dynamics modelling and development of technologies applied to chassis control. During this time, he led the development of different innovative prototypes for testing and validating advanced vehicle dynamics related technologies. He was also the initiator and later development leader of DYNACAR vehicle modelling software, awarded in 2011 with the CAE Innovation of the Year Award by the Automotive Testing Technology International Magazine.

Iñaki holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Basque Country and a B.Sc. in Materials Engineering from the University of Navarra. He is the co-author of several patents and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.