National Director of the CMU Portugal Program
Claro Appointed to the Board of Directors of INESC TEC
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."
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.