Vasco Figueiredo Teles (Porto, Portugal, 1977) is a Ph.D. by the MIT Portugal Program in Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing with the theme of technology planning and exploitation. He has a background in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto (FEUP).
He currently works in technology strategy and licensing at INESC TEC. He has industrial and scientific experience in advanced manufacturing at national and European levels, where he has developed several strategic projects and has been an invited expert in innovation and public policy initiatives.
Among others, he previously worked with PRODUTECH, the Portuguese cluster for production technologies where e.g. he coordinated the cluster’s strategy and technology roadmapping, and with Sonae, the largest Portuguese retailer, developing innovative projects in operations, e-commerce, and tourism, and where he was a co-founder of the Innovation Department.