Climate-KIC Hub Portugal
EIT CLIMATE-KIC HUB PORTUGAL COORDINATOR @ FCT NOVA
Júlia Seixas is a Professor at FCT NOVA (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa). For more than 25 years, she has been teaching in the Environmental Engineering graduate course in the fields of Geographic information technologies, including remote sensing, and of Energy and Climate. She is with the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, coordinating the group on energy and climate. Her research interests include methods and tools for prospects on future scenarios with no emissions, focusing on energy technologies, policies and instruments, and adaptation and resilience of energy systems.
EIT RIS NETWORK DEVELOPER @ FCT NOVA
Diana Rodrigues is the EIT RIS Network Developer at FCT NOVA (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa). She graduated in 2009 from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) with a Master degree in Chemical Engineering and in 2015 from INDEG-IUL (ISCTE Executive Education) with an Executive Master in Business Management (major in Finance). Her working experience, mainly in an international setting (Austria, Germany and the UK), has been in diverse areas such as R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations and Management Consulting.
EIT CLIMATE-KIC HUB PORTUGAL COORDINATOR @ BGI
Gonçalo Amorim is the Executive Director of BGI, a founder in 2013. Started off his career in England back in 1997 designing scientific experiments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire (UK), joining in 2000 Hewlett Packard Semiconductor division (UK), where he filed a dozen of international patents (US, Europe & Japan). He took his studies in the UK, a BEng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering by University of Brighton (2000), and MSc in Engineering Management by University of Bristol (2005). He is the Director of the MIT Portugal Program – Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, since 2009.
HEAD OF MARKETING @ BGI
Sofia Fernandes is a marketer, graduated from ISCTE-IUL with a Management Bachelor degree and a Master in Management with Major in Marketing from NOVA SBE (#17 Financial Times Ranking). She had some experiences in consulting, namely with Unilever, Impresa, Stockholm University administration office and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Furthermore, she worked at L’Oréal Luxe as Product Manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Portugal. Currently she is the Head of Marketing and Communication Department at BGI, designing the strategy for a successful BGI acceleration program and reputation.
Andreia Pinho is a Communication Manager at BGI, with background in Social and Cultural Communication (bachelor) and Communication, Marketing and Advertising (master) from Católica University. Previously, Andreia was an intern at Novo Banco and Turisprime. At the moment, she is studying the communication of our 94 active alumni and operationalising a strategy to improve their performance both online and offline, as well as developing initiatives that can develop BGI’s brand awareness and brand image.
João Francisco Alves Martins was born in Lisbon in 1967. He graduated in 1990 from Electrotechnical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) where he also got his Master and Phd degrees in 1996 and 2003, respectively. João Martins started his career at ÓTICA – Estudo e Projeto de Edifícios Inteligentes Lda (Study and Project of Smart Buildings), having participated in several high profile smart buildings’ projects. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrotechnical Engineering of FCT NOVA (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and a senior researcher of CTS (Centre of Technology and Systems) at UNINOVA.
Anabela Pronto graduated in 1992 from Physics Engineering and Materials (Materials) at FCT NOVA (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa). In 1996, she began her career in the Electronic Engineering Department of FCT, as an assistant intern, in the area of energy and electrical machines. In 2010, she received her PhD in energy related topics. In parallel with teaching and research, between 1994 and 2003 and associated to the Department of Materials Science of FCT NOVA, she also participated in several European projects in production and conversion of photovoltaic solar energy and its social and environmental impacts.
Alexandra Ribeiro is Associate Professor at FCT NOVA (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa). She has a background in environmental engineering and has a strong experience in developing interdisciplinary work and coordinating multidisciplinary research teams. In addition to this, she coordinates CENSE (Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research).
Nazaré Couto is a research scientist working at FCT NOVA (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa). She was one of the J6 Lisbon Managers and strongly believes that the Journey is “a unique experience that provides effective tools for those who want to make the difference in climate action”. Her commitment with Science includes a clear focus in developing talent, building bridges between academy-industry-society, entrepreneurship and societal engagement.