National Director of the CMU Portugal Program 

João Claro Appointed to the Board of Directors of INESC TEC 

JoaoClaro_INESC3  The National Director of the CMU Portugal Program, João Claro, was recently appointed as member of the Board of Directors of INESC Technology and Science – INESC TEC. João Claro is very honored with this nomination, which he feels is also a great responsibility, given the “30 years of success in R&D and technology transfer of such a dynamic and innovative organization."

João Claro is a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP), and holds appointments with INESC TEC, where he is now member of the Board of Directors and heads the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and with Porto Business School (PBS), where he is member of the Academic Council and heads the area of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. João Claro holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from FEUP (2008), an MSc in Quantitative Methods in Management from PBS (2002), and an undergraduate degree in ECE from FEUP (1993). Prior to returning to the University, he was software engineer and project manager at Edinfor (1994-1998).

INESC TEC is an associate laboratory with more than 650 researchers, including close to 300 PhDs, involved in R&D and advanced consulting in the area of Information and Communications Technologies. Since its creation, it has focused its activity on realizing the motto “From knowledge generation to science-based innovation”, at the interface of academia, industry, and the public sector.

September 2015