José Carlos Caldeira


José Carlos Caldeira is a member of the board of directors of INESC TEC. He is also a member of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group and Chairman of its National and Regional Technology Platforms Group and He is also member of the Board at EFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research Association.

Until recently, he was the President of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação (National Innovation Agency). He was also Director of INESC Porto, one of the main ICT research and technology transfer institutes in Portugal, executive director of PRODUTECH, a cluster of more than 90 organizations, targeting the development of production technologies for the manufacturing industry, and Board member of ISPIM – International Society for Professional Innovation Management.

In the last 30 years, he participated as responsible and/or a collaborator in the preparation, development and execution of several R&D and innovation projects, in the Industrial Management and Automation area, which received national and international funding, comprising different companies and sectors like metalworking, textile, footwear, wood and cork, injected foundry, food and beverage.