Rui Sousa is a Technology Transfer Officer with over 4 years of experience in the field. I am responsible for managing the innovation portfolio of the University of Minho, managing the full process from scouting new technologies until market uptake. I also act as an industry liaison, establishing strategic R&D partnerships between the University and industry. My driving force is to help our clients solve problems through innovation. I have experience in the preparation of research and innovation grants (proof of concept, contract research, and protection of intellectual property).
Rui is also currently involved in project NOBEL, a Coordination and Support Action sponsored by the European Commission, managing the operation of the HealthTechTAB, Europe’s first Translation Advisory Board, overseeing all communication, brand and community-building actions for the tool.