The HUB teams
INESC Brussels HUB articulates its effort through the work of teams composed of representatives from all the INESC institutes. Their work has a multiple focus: strategy development, capacity-building, policy analysis, contributions to the development of public policy, and definition of funding priorities. They also set the goals for INESCs’ collaboration with other EU public and private research organisations, large and small industrial stakeholders, independent EU associations, networks, platforms and the European institutions.
The Management Committee (MC) is our highest-level body of decision. The MC brings together 5 Directors of the 5 INESCs and the Head of the INESC Brussels HUB, is chaired by Inês Lynce (INESC ID) and vice-chaired by José Carlos Caldeira (INESC TEC), for the period between June 2022 and June 2025.
Policy and Operations Board
The Policy and Operations Board (POB) actively participates in the design, development and definition of the strategic and operational plans and goals of the INESC Brussels Hub, as well as ensures an active voice of each organisation in the strategies and activities to be developed. It is also responsible for policy analysis and development of public positions on key transversal R&I area and organising the HUB annual event in Brussels. The POB brings together senior support staff from each of the 5 INESC organisations and is chaired by the Head of the HUB Ricardo Migueis.
Chair of the Policy and Operations Board
INESC Brussels HUB
The POB counts other members specifically tasked with funding strategy and business development
Work Group Communications
The WG Communications brings together the senior research and innovation communication experts across the 5 INESC institutes. The group coordinates and implements a joint EU image as well as visibility, engagement and science outreach activities.
Thematic Work Groups
Our thematic teams are at the heart of the HUB’s activities in European programmes. They deal with characterisation and foresight studies, landscape analysis, strategy development, capacity building and networking.
The thematic teams are long-term teams that bring together experts in their respective domain and ensure that the adequate and pertinent activities defined in the multi-annual strategy are adequately implemented.
There are new thematic work groups being shaped according to the insitution’s need and strategy for the period of the triennial strategic plan.
Work Group Health Technologies
The WG HT brings together senior research staff from each of the 5 INESC organisations and is chaired by Verónica Romão (INESC MN) and vice-chaired by Joana Matos Dias (INESC Coimbra).
Work Group Agro, Food and Forestry
The WG Agro brings together senior research staff from each of the 5 INESC organisations and is chaired by Pedro Monteiro (INESC ID) and vice-chaired by Sofia Martins (INESC MN).
Work Group Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
The WG Robotics and AI bring together senior research staff from each of the 5 INESC organisations and is chaired by Pedro Gabriel Ferreira (INESC TEC) and vice-chaired by João Ferreira (INESC INOV).