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João Claro

INESC TEC and Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto

João Claro is professor at the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP) and holds appointments with INESC TEC, where he heads the Innovation and Technology Transfer Unit, and with Porto Business School (PBS), where he heads the Entrepreneurship and Innovation academic subject area. Since January 2013, João Claro has been the National Director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, an international partnership in Information and Communication Technology between Portuguese universities, research labs and companies, and Carnegie Mellon University. He is also involved in the coordination of the dual degree doctoral program in Engineering and Public Policy between the Universidade do Porto and Carnegie Mellon University, carried out in the scope of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program. In the past decade, he has taught and mentored close to 60 technology commercialization teams from Portuguese universities, research labs and companies in multiple initiatives with COTEC Portugal, FEUP, INESC TEC, and PBS. João Claro has 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).