When Emilio was a teenager he wanted to get a degree in cybernetics (a mix of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics), but as that degree didn’t exist at the time he went for the second best option: a degree in engineering. Emilio loves exploring alternate applications for technology besides the original use – that partially explains why he thought 3D printing could be applied to food. Emilio is a co-founder and CEO at Natural Machines, the makers of Foodini: the first 3D food printer kitchen appliance to contribute to a healthy eating lifestyle. Foodini makes all kinds of savory and sweet foods, using fresh, real ingredients. Emilio has proven experience in global markets and technology innovation with over 20 years of hands-on experience in the technology space. Most recently, he was a strategy and Innovation manager at Telefónica, leading multiple global start-up projects with successful launches, including raising seed capital and configuring teams, and developing disruptive business models based on technology to ensure competitiveness and sustainability.
Emilio always envisioned creating robots that would help humans have a better lifestyle. Combine that with his concern about the health of people in general, and it all comes together for him at Natural Machines.