National Director of the CMU Portugal Program João Claro Appointed Administrator of INESC TEC
|The National Director of the CMU Portugal, João Claro, was recently appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the associate laboratory INESC Technology and Science – INESC TEC. João Claro is very honored with this nomination, which he feels it is of great responsibility given the “30 years of strong experience in R&D and technology transfer, dynamic, and innovation path of this associate laboratory.”|
João Claro is professor at Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP), and holds appointments with INESC TEC, where he is now an administrator and heads the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer, and with Porto Business School (PBS), where he heads the Entrepreneurship and Innovation academic area. João Claro is also a mentor of the Startup Lisboa. He was a visiting scholar with the Engineering Systems Division at MIT.
João Claro holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from FEUP (2008), an MSc in Quantitative Methods in Management from PBS (2002), and an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from FEUP (1993). Prior to returning to the University, he was a software engineer and project manager at Edinfor (1994-1998).
INESC TEC brings together more than 800 collaborators, of which around 300 have Ph.D. Since its creation, INESC TEC has been acting as an interface between the academic world, the world of industry and services and the public administration in Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Electronics (ITT&E).