Daniel Vasconcelos is an Intellectual Property manager at INESC TEC’s Technology Licensing Office, scouting emerging technologies generated in the institute’s R&D activities. He teams up with researchers to evaluate strategies of IP valorisation, namely through patents. Currently, he is in charge for a patent portfolio of 23 active and internationalized patent families on ICT and medical technology fields. Daniel has been doing several workshops on technology transfer and intellectual property rights in prestigious entities such as ASTP-Proton (NL), EPO (NL and DE), and CEIPI (FR), being a member of I3PM (International Institute for IP Management). He is invited professor at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto for medical technology development (Biodesign) and Economics and Management courses.
Prior to this position at INESC TEC, Daniel was a researcher at i3S / INEB (U Porto) for 9 years, studying the immune response induced by implantable orthopaedic biomaterials. He has published 9 scientific papers, all in Q1 journals and 2 of them in journals with an IF>8 as first author, and a book chapter on medical devices regulation and standards.
Daniel holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS, U Porto + Universitats Klinikum Heidelberg), a MSc in Bioengineering (FEUP-ICBAS, U Porto + Université Paris 13), and a MSc in Innovation Economics and Management (FEP, U Porto).