Professor Céline Abecassis-Moedas, Director of the Center for Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship of CATÓLICA-LISBON was invited by COTEC Portugal - Associação Empresarial para a Inovação to be part of the Advisory Board.
24 high personalities representing the Portuguese enterprises and academia are also part of this Advisory Board.
COTEC Portugal - Associação Empresarial para a Inovação - was established in April 2003, on the initiative of the then President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, with the support of the Prime Minister. It was joined by several Portuguese companies, which in 2002 accounted for around 18% of the country’s GDP. Since it was established, the position of President of the General Assembly has been held by the President of the Republic, who is now the association’s Honorary President. COTEC currently has 343 members.
With the mission of «promoting the competitiveness of companies established in Portugal, through the development and the diffusion of a culture and a practice of innovation as well as of knowledge, especially that generated in our country», COTEC Portugal is a not for profit business association that counts on the support of its associated companies and all agents of the National Innovation System (NIS) to accomplish its goals through the implementation of initiatives in a variety of areas.