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Director of the Research and Innovation Office of UCP.

Cortez holds a PhD in Applied Biotechnology by De Montfort University, UK (1999). He worked at Nottingham Trent University from 1999-2008 on the use of enzymes to modulate thee properties of protein-based matrices. From 2008-12 he held a Ciência 2007 position at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in the area of nanotechnology applications in biosensors and in textiles. His research involved collaboration with industry both in the UK and in Portugal, and the development of products and processes. In 2012, he became Head of INEB’s Technology Transfer Office, with responsibilities as International Projects Officer. At i3S, he was the Head of the Research Funding Office at i3S between 2017-19 and coordinated the RESOLVE Programme. Research and Innovation Funding Advisor at CBQF from 2019-2023. He has participated in European projects since FP4, and more recently in projects such as H2020-ICT-30: MIRACLE, H2020-Twinning: STARGATE and H2020-SFS-01: RADIANT, HEI-EIT DIP4Agri, HE-CATALYSE.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, De Montfort University

1 Mar 199614 May 1999

Award Date: 14 May 1999

External positions

Lecturer, Post-graduation: Management and Policies in Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon

Aug 2019 → …


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