General Manager at COTEC
Since 2016, Jorge Portugal acts as general manager of COTEC Portugal, a cross industry, leading business innovation network which comprises 340 enterprise associates. Previously, Jorge served for 10 years as advisor on innovation, entrepreneurship at the office of the President of Portuguese Republic and to the Portuguese Government. Before, he accumulated extensive corporate management experience in innovation projects in retail, banking and information technology sectors. Jorge started his career as a researcher with a contribution in the field environmental turbulent dispersion published in international journals. He is a frequent speaker at national and international events on subjects as business innovation, technology and management. He is an instructor for Executive Training at several business schools and tough engineering curricula. Jorge Portugal earned his graduation, MSc and PhD studies in mechanical engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. He earned a MBA from NOVA School of Business and Economics and accomplished the Leadership Program on Cybersecurity of U.S. Department of State.