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Maria Manuel Leitão Marques
President of the jury 2020 edition. Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra. Permanent researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra.
Professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra since 2003 and Permanent Researcher at the Center for Social Studies of that faculty since 1979. She was Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization in the XXI Constitutional Government of Portugal. She is currently a Member of the European Parliament..
In 1997, she received the Gulbenkian Prize for Social and Human Sciences, awarded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
As Minister, she promoted projects in the field of artificial intelligence, and was always alert to the inherent risks in technological and scientific development, as well as the importance of ethical issues, which in her opinion must be part of research and advances in this field.
José Ramalho Fontes
Specialist in Engineering and Industrial Management by the Ordem dos Engenheiros (Order of Engineers). Member of the Board of AESE, Associação de Estudos Superiores de Empresa.
With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto (1971), José Ramalho Fontes is a Specialist in Engineering and Industrial Management by the Order of Engineers.
At AESE, Associação de Estudos Superiores de Empresa, he is part of the promoter group and member of the board, since its foundation, in 1980. He was General-Director at AESE – Escola de Direção e Negócios, from 2002 to 2014.
Among several specific projects, he launched health programs at AESE and the Chair of Business Initiative – Naves, SCR, a program that supports Alumni business initiatives. He was involved in the creation of the AESE Programs in Angola and in the launch of the EFMD Conferences with business schools in Africa.
Scientist, researcher and professor. Vice-dean of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Scientist, researcher and professor, she was also the project leader who won the first edition of the IN3+ award.
She is a world pioneer in paper electronics, namely in transistors, memories, batteries, screens, antennas and solar cells. She is currently vice-dean of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Throughout her research career, she received several prizes such as the First Prize in the field of engineering attributed by the Executive Agency of the European Research Council (ERC), Femina Prize for merit in science; Blaise Pascal Medal (materials science) from the European Academy of Sciences, and also Czochralski Medal (materials science) from the Polish Academy of Sciences in conjunction with the E-MRS (European Materials Research Society).
João Tiago Silveira
PhD in Law and Professor at the University of Lisbon School of Law. Board Member of the Institute of Legal and Political Sciences. Secretary-General of the Public Law Research Center.
PhD in Law and Professor at the University of Lisbon School of Law, in the areas of Administrative Law, Administrative Litigation, Urban Law and Constitutional Law, João Tiago Silveira is Board Member of the Institute of Legal and Political Sciences and Secretary-General of the Public Law Research Center.
He has relevant activity in the private sector as a consultant at the Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados law firm and is the chief arbitrator in the arbitration courts of the Economic and Social Council and arbitrator at the Administrative Arbitration Center.
He held several senior public positions, including Secretary of State for Justice, Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Director of the Legislative Policy and Planning Office of the Ministry of Justice.
In these roles, he conceived and executed initiatives in the areas of record simplification, notary and industrial property, use of new technologies in the courts, better regulation, urban rehabilitation, alternative dispute resolution and Administrative Litigation Reform.
Journalist. Professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.
Journalist and professor at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa since 1997, in the departments of International Relations and Communication Sciences.
With a master’s degree in Development and International Cooperation by ISEG, based on a thesis on the economic integration of Mercosur, he is a researcher at Observare and a doctoral student in International Relations: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics.
He has two published historical novels: Serpa Pinto, o Mistério do Sexto Império, e O Último Bandeirante, also distributed in Brazil.
Head of INCM's Innovation Lab.
Current Head of INCM’s Innovation Lab (Portuguese Mint – Casa da Moeda and National Press), has a PhD in Biotechnology with a postgraduate degree in industrial management and a degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Science and Technology.
With over 10 years of experience in the industry, referring to her experience in coordinating and executing R&D and engineering projects. In recent years she has worked in the area of innovation, focused on the development of ideas and their implementation through multidisciplinary R&D projects (national and international) with the aim of promoting new technological areas.
In her work, she has supervised PhD and Master students, as a business advisor, and has reviewed scientific articles.