Ms. Catarina Maia
Head of the Technology Licensing Office

Catarina Maia is an experienced high-tech executive, with over 10 years’ experience in broad areas ranging from biotechnology and life sciences to software industries. She holds a MBA in Management from University of Porto Business School, with a focus on technology entrepreneurship. She is the Head of the Technology Licensing Office at INESC TEC, a research institute on electronics and ICT. She is a lecturer of entrepreneurship and innovation at Porto Business School and at the University of Porto, and she is a Lean Launchpad certified coach. She was involved in building startup companies, either as a member of the executive team, a board member, or as an advisor to the board. She is also actively involved in technology evaluation from a business perspective, being invited to mentor and coach entrepreneurial teams that are starting with just a technology asset, helping them develop business ideas and business models.

Sectors of Personal Expertise: Red Biotechnology / Other Life Sciences / Medical Products & Services / Medical Devices / Therapeutics / Life Sciences / ICT / Machinery/Electrical Equipment / Digital Health / Energy Efficiency & Transmission / Energy-efficiency / Smart Mobility & Logistics / Solar Energy / Wind Energy / Fiber glass

, Portugal


 Organisation Activities
Activity: a r&d or educational organisation active in
Technology Sectors: life sciences