Prof. Cardona is the Director of the Research Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM) of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, with over 170 researchers including assistant professors & research fellows. Prof. Cardona has led National and European research projects and Networks of Excellence in FP6, FP7 and H2020, having being the Chairman of COST IC1004 and ARCO5G, Vice-Chairman of COST273 and IRACON, P.I. of WAVECOMBE (H2020), and member of the Steering Board of METIS (7FP), WIBEC (H2020), METIS2(H2020), the National Committee CCARS, and partner of the 5G-PPP projects 5G-XCAST, 5G-TOURS, 5G-SMART, 5G-CARMEN, INGENIOUS, FUDGE-5G, 5G-RECORDS. He has been General Chair of IEEE ISWCS 2006, IEEE PIMRC 2016, and EuCNC 2019, and TPC Chair of IEEE VTC 2015 and organizer of the Global 5G Event in 2019. After 30+ years of experience, he is author of 14 patents, more than 300 scientific publications, several international books. Prof Cardona has supervised 25 PhD thesis and led 70+ research projects. He has been advisor of the start-up companies Ingenia Telecom, Kenmei Technologies, A4Radar and Fivecomm, among others, always in the field of Mobile and Wireless Communications. Prof. Cardona is currently the director of the 6G Joint Innovation Center iTEAM-Huawei.