José Carlos Caldeira is currently the President of ANI - Agência Nacional de Inovação (National Innovation Agency). He is also member of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group and Chairman of its National and Regional Technology Platforms Group. He is also Board member of EFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research Association (as observer). Since 2006, he is Board member of ISPIM – International Society for Professional Innovation Management and since 2012, he his RIS3 expert of DG REGIO.
Until recently, he was Director of INESC Porto, one of the main ICT research and technology transfer institutes in Portugal and executive director of PRODUTECH, a cluster of more than 90 organizations, targeting the development of production technologies for the manufacturing industry.
In the last 20 years, he participated as responsible and/or a collaborator in the preparation, development and execution of several R&D and innovation projects, in the Industrial Management and Automation area, which received national and international funding, comprising different companies and sectors like: metalworking, textile, footwear, wood and cork, injected foundry, food and beverage, etc.