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Cristina is an innovation consultant and researcher in the Centre for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CITE) at INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science. She is passionate about information and communication of knowledge, innovation, social sustainability, and organizational strategy and culture. She had been working for more than 10 years in the areas of Innovation Management, Strategy and Public Procurement as an implementation, commercial and executive/organizational training coach and consultant. Since 2016, Cristina develops enthusiastic work to anchor Enterprise Europe Networks' activities and services into Portuguese Organizations, mainly SME, at INESC TEC. The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. The Network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organizations – all renowned for their excellence in business support. Cristina has a Bachelor in Arts in Information Science from the Faculty of Arts (FLUP) and the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) of the University of Porto, a MSc degree in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Rights (field of study in Law, Education, Psychology and Social Economy) from the Catholic University Porto (Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto). She is committed to making the world a happier and better place, she considers herself a compassionate, resilient and grateful woman!



  • Name

    Cristina Maria Barbosa
  • Role

  • Since

    01st September 2016