João Claro is Vice Chairman and CEO of INESC TEC, and Associate Professor with Habilitation of Industrial Engineering and Management at FEUP. He is also Director of the Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy at FEUP, member of the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Management at FEUP, and Vice-President of the Academic Council and Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Porto Business School. He is member of the board of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) and co-director of the Technology Innovation and Enterpreneuship Area of the UT Austin Portugal Program. Between 2013 and 2017, he was the National Director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, an international partnership in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) between Portuguese universities, research labs and companies, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. He was Coordinator of the Centre for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, and member of the Scientific Council of INESC TEC. João Claro has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from FEUP (2008), an MSc in Quantitative Methods in Management from PBS (2002), and an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from FEUP (1993). Prior to returning to the University, he was a software engineer and information systems project manager at Edinfor (1994-1998).