The Technical Manager will support the Project Coordinator by monitoring the progress of each of the work packages and coordinating day to day activities between each of the Work Package Leaders. The Technical Manager is responsible for monitoring the project risk log and contingency plans and will therefore acting as a Project Risk Manager. As a result of this role requiring technical expertise in addition to experience in international project management, Dr Gregory Doumenis of GDT S.A has been appointed. Gregory Doumenis has received his Diploma in EE (1990) and his PhD in Broadband communication systems (1994) from the Electrical Engineering Department of NTUA. He is a very experienced project manager being involved in a number of research and commercial projects as project leader. He is ideally suited to the management of the CompETe project, since he has wide experience of managing large R&D contracts in the area of telecom networks, hardware and software systems and has gained extended technical knowledge of software development and integration. Dr Doumenis will be supported by Dr Patrik Karlsson who has been appointed as the assistant technical manager. Patrik holds a Dr-Ing. in Materials Engineering and MSc. in Materials Science. Has worked for several years at Fraunhofer Institute on Electron beam/Plasma techniques.