Dr Vangelis Kollias was born in Athens in 1967. He holds a PhD degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the same University.
Since 1996 he has been working with TELETEL SA (www.teletel.eu), where he held various positions, from software development to project management. Since 2007 he is the Research & Technology Development (RTD) Director of TELETEL, being responsible for the coordination of numerous International Development Projects in the area of aerospace, defense and telecommunication products. He is deeply involved in avionics development projects, for the civil aviation and space domains.
He is currently managing the iSAFT product line activities, all R&D activities related to the space domain and the relevant studies with ESA. He has successfully served as a coordinator of numerous international R&D projects for the European Commission (RACE I & II, ESPRIT, DRIVE II, ACTS, IST, GROWTH) and has been involved in various ESA, NATO, EDA & GJU development projects.
Since 2008, he is a founding member of the board of directors of the Hellenic Association of Space Industries.