Afonso holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IST and specializes in Industry 4.0 maturity models. Currently, he researches the way domestic manufacturing of critical technologies shapes the world’s national competitiveness landscape and allows Nations to respond to product shortages through the adaptation of established regulation.
Jaime Roca is a CMU Portugal program Alumnus in Engineering and Public Policy who graduated in 2017 who currently an Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing Group, at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. His studies are mainly focused on how different sources of technical and market uncertainty may change the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies. As a PhD student, he studied the introduction of metal additive manufacturing in sectors such as aviation or automotive and was part of the CMU Portugal Program ERI (E4Value).