Francisco Rodrigues received his Master's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from Universidade de Aveiro in 2014 and currently is finalizing his PhD under the program of Doctorate in Business and Innovation from the same university. With a research focus on Photonic Integrated Circuits and NG-PON2, Francisco worked as a researcher at Instituto Telecomunicações and as an intern in PT Inovação e Sistemas. In 2015 he joined PICadvanced as optoelectronic engineer contributing to the development of ONU transceivers for NG-PON2 and photonic integrated circuit platform. Current topics of interest are photonic integrated circuits for PON and Terahertz optoelectronics. Since 2017 Francisco is the CEO of PICadvanced S.A.