José Carlos Caldeira is member of the Board of INESC TEC and also member of the Board of PRODUTECH – Production Technologies Cluster. He is member of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group and Chairman of its Implementation Support Group. He is also member of the Board of EFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research Association. Between October 2014 and January 2018, he was the President of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação - the Portuguese National Innovation Agency. He is RIS3 expert, working for DG REGIO and JRC. He is invited associated professor at Porto University - Faculty of Economics and at NOVA University of Lisbon – School of Social Sciences and Humanities.