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Dr. George Kotrotsios dedicated his professional life to the creation of economic and societal value through high-end technology. He served as member of the Executive Board of CSEM, a major Swiss Research and Innovation center in microelectronics and smart digital systems (2010-2022). Before that he had key management role in the same organization. Retired, since February 2023, he is involved in the preparation of new projects related to technological innovation, among others as technology advisor to medical scale-up’s.


Board memberships (present)

  1. Industrial Advisory Board of SATW, Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (2022-)

  2. Task Force for the Open Quantum Institute, an intiative of GESDA (Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator; (2020-2023)

  3. International Advisory Board of IDIAP (, (2021-)

Board memberships (past - selection)

  1. Executive Board, Heterogeneous Technology Alliance-HTA) of Fraunhofer-Microelectronics, CEA, VTT and CSEM on Smart Digital Systems (2010-2022) - Chair in 2012, 2016 and 2020

  2. Executive Board, European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, EARTO (2009-2018)  

  3. Executive Board, European Association of Research Organizations for Aeronautics (EREA) (2012-2020)

  4. Executive Board, Swiss nation-wide initiative, AM-TTC Alliance, (Technology transfer centers for Advanced –Digital- Manufacturing, 2018–2022)

  5. Swiss National Thematic Network on Photonics (2018-2022)

He published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences, was member of the Scientific Committee of numerous conferences and acted as an expert for national and international R&D projects. He authored two monograph “Data, New Technologies and Global Imbalances” and “Social Classes and Political Order in the age of Data”. His articles and interviews appeared in major Swiss newspapers (“Le Temps” and “Agefi”).


In 2015 he has been elected member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.

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