Professional interest on areas where investment, innovation based on technology and markets converge, with special focus on SMEs investment and innovation strategies.
Currently in charge of the EUREKA Network Projects and the EUREKA Strategic Initiatives (Clusters and Umbrellas) at the EUREKA Secretariat in Brussels. Focused on EUREKA Calls for projects, from Call preparation to Project Application, Evaluation, Monitoring and Promotion.
Previously the Coordinator of the EUREKA Initiative Team in Portugal – National Project Coordinator of EUREKA (2003-2014); National Delegate for SMEs in the 7th Framework Programme of the E.C.;
NPC Chairman of the Portuguese Chairmanship between July 2008 and June 2009;
B.Com. Business Studies with Honours Degree from the University of Edinburgh;
International Baccalaureate from the International School of Geneva.