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Degree in Chemical Engineering awarded by the University of Coimbra (School of Sciences and Technology). MBA degree awarded by the ISEE-UP (Instituto Superior de Estudos Empresariais - Institute for Companies? Studies) currently EGP-UP (Escola de Gestão do Porto ? Oporto School of Management) of the University of Oporto. Responsable for the Innovation ans Technology Transference Unit at INESC (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering) in Oporto. Previous professional activity includes work in the following companies/institutions: Sonae.com, responsible for the management of new projects in the area of Multimedia; CCDRN (Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte - Committee for the Coordination and Regional Development of the Northern Region), co-ordinator for inter regional projects in the areas of Innovation and Technology Transfer as well as of Company?s Internationalisation; Accenture, senior consultant for a period of 6 years responsible for managing and implementing projects regarding information systems, strategy and business organisation, in different areas of activity such as utilities, finance, metallomechanics? industry, textile industry and foot-wear industry; participation in several training programs promoted by Accenture in Portugal, the Netherlands and the USA. Higher education teaching experience at IPAM (Instituto Português de Administração e Marketing - Portuguese Institute of Administration and Marketing) in Matosinhos for a period of 7 years, lecturing in ?Strategic Management and Marketing Practices? and supervising several dissertations. Trainer at SPI (Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação - Portuguese Innovation Society) since 1995, lecturing in ?Marketing and Strategies? on training programs for recent-graduates as well as in Entrepreneurship Support Programs. Currently employed as a guest lecturer on the MIETE (Mestrado em Inovação e Empreendorismo Tecnológico ? Masters Degree in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship), at the Engineering Department of the University of Oporto, lecturing in the ?TEC Sequence?. Author a study for COTEC Portugal entitled ?identification and Classification fo R&D and Innovation Activities?. Author a study for the Northern Region entitled ?Model and Implementation of a Network of Entrepreneurship Enablers? in the context of the Nortinov Project.

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2018

Handbook of Research on Strategic Innovation Management for Improved Competitive Advantage

Authors
Jamil, GL; Ferreira, JJP; Pinto, MM; Pessoa, CRM; Xavier, A;

Publication
Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage

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2018

U.InovAcelerator

Authors
Goncalves, F; Pinto, MMGdA; Xavier, A;

Publication
Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics - Handbook of Research on Expanding Business Opportunities With Information Systems and Analytics

Abstract
Following the reflection around the emergence of “research university” in the context of the slow but progressive increase in value of science and technology and research and development in Portugal, a study applied to the knowledge transfer and the process of innovation in the university, in the context of a master dissertation in information science (IS), study area of information management, is presented. The university is one of the most important institutions in the context of the national innovation system (SNI), being part of its mission the creation and transfer of knowledge. At the University of Porto (U.Porto), projects, such as the University of Porto Innovation unit (U.Porto Inovação) and the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC) seek to support the university's innovation value chain, promoting the reinforcement and solidification of knowledge transfer and of the relations between the university and companies, as well as the promotion and support to the creation of companies with a technological, scientific, and creative base, and the attraction of numerous innovation centers of national and international companies. This chapter points out an informational perspective on I&D+i (research and development and innovation) and entrepreneurship, based on the systemic theory and the quadripolar method, as theoretical and methodological guidance tools, and an information management/knowledge management approach of innovation models for the knowledge economy, the national and international referents, and corresponding set of indicators. An exploratory study, which allowed the identification of internal and external agents, the resources, the relations between actors and institutions, the processes and flows, and the main inputs and outputs, is presented. The most relevant result is embodied in a model of innovation indicators in an academic context and applied to the University of Porto.

2012

Assessing the contribution of HEIs to the creative economy of regions: The case of the University of Porto

Authors
Alexandra Xavier; Andreia Passos

Publication
Comunicaçãovol.0

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The growing importance of the creative industries for the economy of many countries and regions explains the efforts made over the past 15 years by several intergovernmental organizations such as the WIPO, UNCTAD, or UNESCO to develop conceptual and analytical frameworks as means to delimit the creative sector, understand its distinctive modus operandi, estimate its economic and social contribution and support the formulation of related policymaking. Many of the studies produced so far that provide a statistical analysis of the creative industries focus on the assessment of the contribution of those industries to 'output, employment, trade and economic growth' (UNCTAD, 2010: 73). However, to the best of our knowledge, few are the studies that seek to quantitatively estimate the contribution of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to the development of the creative sector, although it is widely consensual that HEIs play a pivotal role in driving the creative economy forward as 'they are

2012

SPIN-UP - creating an Entrepreneurship Coaching and Training Program for University Spin-Offs

Authors
Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira; João José Ferreira; Alexandra Xavier; José Carlos Caldeira; Gonçalo Meireles; Milton Sousa; Dariusz Tzmrielak; Sanna Tomperi; Pekka Salmi; Marko Torkkeli; Arthur Tolsma; Qing Ye; Marina van Geenhuizen

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in Proceedings of ECIE 2012 - 7th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Santarém, Portugal

Abstract
This SPIN-UP project has been funded with support from the European Commission and is a study involving research performed in 4 countries: Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Portugal. The SPIN-UP research question is: What sort of entrepreneurship training and coaching program will contribute to the development of key entrepreneurial skills, both technical and behavioural, essential to enable and leverage university spin-off (USO) growth? The aim of the SPIN-UP study was to picture key entrepreneurial skills and their contribution to the performance of university spin-off firms, as well as missing skills, in order to develop an effective training and coaching program. USO, entrepreneurial firms that bring university knowledge to market, do not traditionally grow very much and we sought to contribute to a countering of this trend. To avoid a large differentiation in firm age, firm age limits were set at 2 years (lower limit) and 10 years (higher limit). 10 years was however used flexibly, particularly in those sectors where development and bringing products to market goes relatively slowly, like in the medical life sciences and material (nano) science (15 years used as the maximum in these cases). The research to date has involved a total of 64 interviews and questionnaires in the four countries mentioned above. The preliminary comparative analysis revealed that the four countries studied show somewhat different skill sets, meaning that we may still be in a World where diff

2011

Designing a Innovation Measurement Tool for the Portuguese Footwear Sector

Authors
Andreia Passos; Alexandra Xavier; Marko Torkkeli

Publication
in Proceedings of ISPIM 2011 - XXII ISPIM Conference – Sustainability in Innovation: Innovation Management Challenges, Hamburgo, Alemanha

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2018

Application of predictive maintenance in an agricultural tire manufacturing plant

Author
João Vasco Veiga da Silva Pereira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Lean Flow Design – Desenho, planeamento e implementação de uma solução de melhoria para o processo de centralização e aumento de produtividade de um laboratório clínico

Author
João Vicente Marques Pinheiro Torres

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Explanatory and Predictive Factors of Tourists’ Behavior: A case from a Private Airport Transfer Company

Author
Leonor Braga Pimentel Torres

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Complexidade da Supply Chain na Indústria de Produção do Vinho: Análise de Regressão

Author
João Gonçalo Simões Duarte Camões e Semelhe

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

A holistic order allocation strategy for profitability maximization: a simulation study

Author
João Marinho Alves

Institution
UP-FEUP