Executive Director of IPN Accelerator
Paulo has got an Undergraduate Degree in Economics by the Coimbra University (1998) and a specialization in Financing & Investment Projects by the same institution (2004). He started his career in 1998 -1999 as junior consultant in investment projects and some Portuguese programs for SME’s competitiveness, working for local and national development entities in the Coimbra Region. Since 2001 he assumed the Executive Direction of Instituto Pedro Nunes Business Incubator where the main responsibilities and tasks assumed are: general coordination of the Business Incubator activities and staff; consultancy, to provide support and assessment services to entrepreneurs in the fields of general management and business planning; to provide brokerage services in order to promote the cooperation between incubatees and the different research groups and departments in the Coimbra University; general promotion of the Business Incubator activities; coordination of training courses in the fields of entrepreneurship, business planning, etc.; to provide management support to national and UE R&D projects. In July 2008 Paulo assumed also the Direction of Business Development & Internationalisation activities at Crioestaminal – Saúde e Tecnologia, S.A., a very successful start-up created in IPN-Business Incubator.
AREAs OF EXPERTISE
Management and Business Development; Strategic and Business Planning ; Entrepreneurship
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