Josef is originally from Austria, but lived in many countries: England, Spain, Brazil and now he lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He met Jiri, our CEO, in Barcelona at an ‘Internet of Things’ Meetup. They had a couple of drinks afterwards and a few months later, Minze’s first prototypes were born.
Josef has a Master’s Degree in ‘Hardware/Software Systems Engineering’. He likes to find out how things work, so he started studying Mechanical Engineering. During this education, he discovered that he was more interested in electronics than in mechanics. In his professional life before Minze, Josef worked in both bigger and smaller medical device companies developing prosthetics and various diagnostic devices.
Josef is now Minze’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He is responsible for all technology related to Minze’s devices and loves coming up with new innovative products or features together with the team. With many responsibilities in his function, such as product development, regulatory, hardware, firmware, electronics, prototyping, etc., Josef is obviously never bored at work. He loves to be involved in everything that’s going on in the technical department. With Josef’s multidisciplinary technical and medical background, he always finds the best solutions for the technical and regulatory challenges we face.
When he is not behind his soldering iron, he likes to find inspiration in nature where he loves to go for a hike or a bike ride. Other than that he appreciates good food and is on a continuous quest to improve his home barista skills.