“Francisco Diaz is Associated professor at the University of Vigo in photonics and optical communications. He is ViceDirector of the Telecommunication Engineering School, technological advisor for the Regional Government, regional manager of the European Satellite With more than 15 years of experience in private companies like Vodafone and Movistar and trainer/advisor for major companies in photonics, participates in two EU projects in new approaches and innovation actions in training programmes at universities and is PI for EDIFY and DRIVE-In, MSCA-ITN-EID on advances in InP fabrication and simulation software. He supervised more than 40 B.Sc. and M.Sc. students as well as eleven PhD students.