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José Manuel Mendonça is currently the Chairman of the Board of INESC TEC and Full Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, University of Porto. He is Chairman of the Nacional Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, National Director of UT Austin Portugal Program and Chairman of the Independent Evaluation Panel of Eureka Eurostars Program. Graduated in Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Porto, he obtained his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. Presently he is a Fellow of the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas, Austin, and member of the High-Level Group of the European Technological Platform Manufuture. Over the last decade, he had been Vice-President of the Innovation Agency, CEO of the Ilídio Pinho Foundation and Chairman of the Board of three technology-based companies: Tech M5 SGPS, Fibersensing SA e Kinematix SA. In addition, he was Scientific Director of the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN), in the UTAustin Portugal Program, National Delegate to the Program Committee in various EC R&D Programs – Innovation and SME’s (FP5), Growth (FP5), NMP (FP6) and ICT (FP7) – and Coordinator and Evaluator of several european projects within the scope of the ESPRIT Program (FP4 and FP5).

Details

Details

  • Name

    José Manuel Mendonça
  • Role

    Associate Director
  • Since

    01st January 2005
  • Nationality

    Portugal
  • Contacts

    +351222094040
    jose.m.mendonca@inesctec.pt
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Publications

2020

Pneuma: Entrepreneurial science in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic - a tale of industrialisation and international cooperation

Authors
Mendonça J.M.; Cruz N.; Vasconcelos D.; Sá-Couto C.; Moreira A.P.; Costa P.; Mendonça H.; Pereira A.; Naimi Z.; Miranda V.;

Publication
Journal of Innovation Management

Abstract
When the COVID-19 pandemic hits Portugal in early March 2020, medical doctors, engineers and researchers, with the encouragement of the Northern Region Health Administration, teamed up to develop and build, locally and in a short time, a ventilator that might eventually be used in extreme emergency situations in the hospitals of northern Portugal. This letter tells you the story of Pneuma, a low-cost emergency ventilator designed and built under harsh isolation constraints, that gave birth to derivative designs in Brazil and Morocco, has been industrialized with 200 units being produced, and is now looking forward to the certification as a medical device that will possibly support a go-tomarket launch. Open intellectual property (IP), multi disciplinarity teamwork, fast prototyping and product engineering have shortened to a few months an otherwise quite longer idea-to-product route, clearly demonstrating that when scientific and engineering knowledge hold hands great challenges can be successfully faced.

2005

Distributed business process coordination: a functionally oriented infrastructure

Authors
Nunes, A; Ferreira, JJP; Mendonca, JM;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING

Abstract
This paper discusses some of the challenges presently found both in supply chain and in extended enterprise management. It also presents details of a Distributed Business Process Coordination Infrastructure that was used as a platform in the development of a software-based management system for a global supply chain in the garment sector. The pilot implementation that was undertaken allowed not only the validation of the proposed concepts but the testing of the integrated technological platform as well.

2004

Knowledge, innovation and investment

Authors
Mendonca, JM;

Publication
E-MANUFACTURING: BUSINESS PARADIGMS AND SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGIES

Abstract
This paper is meant to share some views on the relevance of science and R&D to business development and to sustainable economic growth. While attempting to do this, it is also meant to present some insight to an encompassing and complex reality with a multitude of interacting actors with different values, motivations, time-frames, cultures and even language: scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, brokers, investors, politicians, etc. In this paper, knowledge is first discussed as the competitive advantage of our time. Then, the "knowledge-to-competitiveness" value chain is presented and discussed. Being innovation a key concept, the various types of innovation are discussed and the use of some major innovation management tools is briefly introduced. The business perspective is then put forward, discussing the complex mechanics of knowledge management scoring, due-diligence and rationale supporting investment decisions in novel science-based companies.

2004

Quality management and certification in the virtual enterprise

Authors
Martins, A; Ferreira, JJP; Mendonca, JM;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING

Abstract
In the global market, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face increasing competition from large corporations for the control of the more profitable business areas. These corporations compensate for their lower agility and flexibility with easier access to information, resources and economies of scale. The virtual enterprise model of a business organization is thus often seen as one of the best strategic moves for SMEs to achieve a global reach without compromising their independence. This emerging business paradigm certainly brings new challenges to many areas of the enterprise, one of which is the quality assurance of external processes and contracted products and services. This paper introduces and discusses the issue of quality assurance within the scope of virtual and networked enterprises, and presents a novel methodology for the integration of quality management into enterprise modelling and for quality certification of the virtual enterprise. This is especially important because quality certification is becoming mandatory in nearly all markets and the well-established certification methods do not cover all the aspects of the virtual enterprise. ISO 9001:2000, the most widely used quality management system standard in the world, is presented as an interesting starting point for virtual enterprise quality management system implementation and certification. Further requirements include broadening the scope of the quality management system to include the whole enterprise life cycle, i.e. from its creation to decommission. Current auditing procedures will have to be adapted to this new business environment and, to meet such a requirement, a continuous real-time third-party auditing mechanism-fully integrated into the virtual enterprise--model is proposed. A pilot/simulator, implemented in a small virtual enterprise, in the occupational safety and health-care business, is used to illustrate the new environment as well as the novel requirements that quality systems will have to meet in the future.

2004

Quality certification in the virtual enterprise

Authors
Martins, A; Ferreira, JJP; Mendonca, JM;

Publication
E-MANUFACTURING: BUSINESS PARADIGMS AND SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGIES

Abstract
Within the scope of virtual and networked enterprises, this paper introduces a novel methodology for the integration of quality management into enterprise modeling and allowing for quality certification of the whole enterprise. The ISO 9001:2000 standard is presented as an interesting starting point for the virtual enterprise quality management system implimentation. Quality management systems certification within the scope of ISO 10011 (or even ISO FDIS 19011) is however quite a difficult task. An alternative scenario for certification is therefore proposed.

Supervised
thesis

2020

Statistical and physically based hyperspectral and multispectral reflectance modelling for agricultural monitoring: a case study in Vilankulo, Mozambique

Author
Sosdito Estevão Mananze

Institution
UP-FCUP

2020

Community development through entrepreneurship

Author
Samira Penteado Ramalho

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Cloud-based Analytics for Monitoring and Classification of Arrhythmia

Author
Cláudia Vanessa Martins de Brito

Institution
UM

2018

Aplicações web com requisitos de armazenamento e processamento privados

Author
Diogo José Linhares Couto

Institution
UM

2017

Multimodal Breast Image Registration: Mapping MRI and Surface Data

Author
Pedro Henrique Moreira Queirós Carvalho

Institution
UP-FEUP