Koala Tech was founded to give an answer to the critical old question how to open the door to the use of the much more efficient switched amplifiers without distortion.
KoalaTech was created in October 2018 with the support of an investment fund (SMENT Digital), to give focus to the development of the Quantized Digital Amplification (QDA) concept that allows the use of switched amplifiers without distortion modern communication systems.
This new paradigm is based on 10 patents that resulted from the R&D conducted by KT team in the last years.
Paulo Montezuma has a Ph.D. and a Master degree in Telecommunications. Currently is a Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Nova University of Lisbon, with extensive experience in management, R&D and projects technical development and coordination. Dr. Montezuma has over 200 publications and holds more than 17 patents.
João Oliveira has extensive experience in management, R&D and technical development. He has a Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics and Telecommunications and is a Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Nova University of Lisbon. He was involved in the development and deployment of the first 3G radio networks for Telecom Operators, was also co-founder and member of the Board/CSO of Mobbit Systems responsible for the product technical development.
Marketing and senior Engineer
MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a postgraduate in Applied Business Management from Nova SBE. experienced researcher on Massive MIMO systems and Power-Efficient Solutions for Secure wireless. Since May 2019 he is a signal processing engineer at Koala Tech, working on Multi-branch amplification structures and quantized amplification schemes. He is also the Marketing coordinator and Internationalization coordinator.
João Guerreiro is professor at Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Nova University of Lisbon and researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações and has been actively involved in scientific research in the field of wireless communications. He published more than 20 journal articles, 40 conference articles (1 best paper award), 3 patents (granted or pending), and 1 book chapter. He has participated in several national and international research projects in the last years.
Pedro Morgado, MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has more than 20 years of experience designing electronic products for different companies. Joined Koala Tech in 2019 to work on an innovative concept and support the necessary hardware and software activities.
Business Developer - COO
Luis Campos has a P.h.D. on computer Science, and a strong track record on TIC and Strategic Consultant, with an extensive experience as Executive Director and managing projects. With 25 years of experience managing companies from the startup stage to medium size. He is the current business developer director of Koala Tech and responsible for worldwide investment funding.
Rui Dinis is a Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Nova University of Lisbon with more than 25 years of experience on signal design for telecommunications. DR. Rui Dinis has a Ph.D. and a Master degree in Telecommunications and more than 400 papers and 17 patents and an extensive experience on R&D and projects technical development. He is an IEEE Senior Member and editor at IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and Elsevier Physical Communication.
Marko Beko is Professor at IST (Instituto Superior Técnico). Holds 8 patents (granted and pending) in USA and Portugal and was the Winner of the 2008 IBM Portugal Scientific Award. According to the methodology proposed by Stanford University, he was among the most influential researchers in the world in 2019 where he joined the top 1% of scientists whose work is most cited by other colleagues in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, sub-area Networks and Telecommunications.
Ricardo Laires has MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Senior hardware designer experienced on analog and digital hardware with a vast experience on several hardware technologies. Since May 2019 works as hardware/fpga engineer at Koala Tech, working on Multi-branch amplification structures and quantized amplification schemes.
Hugo Serra received the Ph.D. in 2017, from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal. Between 2013 and 2021 he was a researcher at the Centre for Technology and Systems (CTS) UNINOVA and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT). Since November 2021 he is a RF design engineer at Koala Tech, working on the design of new RF transmitter architectures capable of improving the energy efficiency and security of wireless communications systems.
3 Seals of excellence from European Commission in H2020-EIC-SMEInst
Koala Tech was one of the 40 “startups” and “spin-offs” selected for the High Tech Venture Days investment round, which took place in October 2021 in Dresden.
Tech Rocketship Awards 2022: Koala Tech, Propdata and Spotlite are the winning startups in Portugal