Director of Functional Textiles Unit at Eurecat
Virginia García graduated from theUniversity de Malaga as a telecommunications engineer and specialises in communications.
Her career began at the company AT4Wireless, where she worked in the radiofrequency communications department and specialised in implementing RFID technology in various areas of application. The users of this RFID technology varied from industrial units to consumers. She later worked at the CETEMMSA technological centre as a project manager, successfully managing research projects in ambient assisted living and eHealth. She then progressed to become a product manager for CETEMMSA. This involved the development of thermoelectric textile solutions, so she focused on in the integration of electronics into textiles and the selection of the appropriate conductive fibres for the textile solutions. CETEMMSA later merged with other Catalan technological centres and Eurecat was born.
Virginia was therefore chosen to lead research and development in the Functional Textiles Department at Eurecat. This department combines knowledge of textile structures with that of new materials. It also works on the integration of electronics into textiles and the development of textile wearable technology and multifunctional textiles.