Since 2016, Jorge Portugal acts as general manager of COTEC Portugal, a leading business association for promoting technology and innovation collaborative networks. Jorge served for 10 years as advisor on innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness for the President of Portugal. Previously, he served as consultant for the Portuguese Government on innovation in public services. Jorge accumulated extensive corporate management experience in innovation projects in retail, banking and information technology sectors. He usually lectures in several universities and post graduation courses on management subjects as entrepreneurship, business strategy, international business, marketing and innovation. He acts in several advisory bodies for public and private organisations.
Jorge earned his graduation, MSc and PhD studies in mechanical engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. He earned a MBA from NOVA School of Business and Economics.