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The Business Angels team consists of three elements with high entrepreneurial spirit. They all have different backgrounds and proven experience in planning and managing technology projects.


In recent years, they have been involved in creating technology-based companies, particularly through coaching of entrepreneurs, definition of business models and equity.

 

Name: Eurico Neves
Education: Degree in Engineering and Master in Marketing
Skills & Expertise: Internationalization, Market Approach, Innovation, Global Management, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Sustainable Management
Experience: CEO and founder of INOVA+ S.A., he’s also a Lead Expert in the INNO Learning Platform, a project for promoting transnational innovation policy cooperation across Europe within the PRO-INNO Europe and has been a member of the Secretariat of the European Network of Innovation Relay Centres, the world largest technology transfer network. Also, since July 2007, he has been appointed as the representative from Portugal at the Business Chamber of the Enterprise Policy Group of the European Commission, an advisory board to Vice President Antonio Tajani. During the years, Eurico Neves has been related to several business platforms, promoting innovation and sustainable development around enterprises from different activity sectors. He’s also the author several articles and two different books about innovation.

 

Name: Miguel Sousa
Education: Graduation in Materials Engineering and Master in Design, Materials and Product Management
Skills & Expertise: Innovation and eco-innovation, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Sustainable Management, Product Development, Transports & Urban planning
Experience: General Director of INOVA+, he has wide experience in transferring research results to industry and in developing transnational technological cooperation projects. He’s a consultant of several industrial and public administration organizations for the development, management and implementation of innovation projects and is also evaluator and reviewer of the European Commission in several programs. In addition, Miguel Sousa is responsible for the coordination and supervision of relevant European Commission Projects in IT, Health, Transport and Energy themes. He’s a regular speaker on Innovation, EU policies and Information technologies topics in conferences at national and international level and has experience in providing training and mentoring to SMEs.

 

Name: Nuno Soares
Education: Degree in Economics and Master in Sustainability and Cooperative Social Responsibility
Skills & Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Business Planning and Development, Strategic Planning, Technology Transfer, Innovation Management, Funding
Experience: Director of the Technology Transfer Unit at INOVA+, he promotes strategic partnerships between universities and client companies, supports them in the definition of technology exploitation strategies and coordinates the entrepreneurship services and activities provided by INOVA+. Therefore, he has been related to several European innovation projects and has even coordinated the BOOST-IT project, a European Specific Support Set-up of collaborative permanent network for boosting the participation if incubated SMEs in innovation processes under FP6/FP7 activities. In addition, he’s the national correspondent and broker for the European Space Agency on space technologies to be applied in industry.