Carlos is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Quside, where he leads the strategic development of the company. Abellan got his PhD in Photonics from ICFO, after graduating as a telecom engineer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Abellan is co-inventor and co-author of multiple patents and papers in the field of quantum technologies. He has received a variety of awards, including the MIT Innovators under 35 Europe 2018 and the Pioneer award by the Catalan government, and is also a public speaker (e.g. TEDx talk 2017) and a contributor at international conferences.