Rui Coutinho

I'm a strategist, innovation and science manager, professor, researcher, mentor and entrepreneur. At Porto Polytechnic I am currently managing Porto Design Factory (part of the Design Factory Global Network), where I also manage Porto Design Accelerator and Beta Sound System vertical accelerators. I am also scientific coordinator of the ME310 STANFORD/PORTO - Post-Grad in Product Innovation. I am adjunct professor at the School of Media Artes and Design of Porto Polytechnic. I'm also an Invited Lecturer of Marketing at the School of Technology and Management of Porto Polytechnic, and an Invited Lecturer of Customer Development and Value Proposition at Estonian Business School. I’m co-founder of Ignition (PT) and i-Angola (AO), two consulting companies specialised in supporting policy makers in Africa and Europe in research, development and evaluation of public policies on social activities, education, entrepreneurship and innovation. I have a degree in International Relations from the University Lusíada of Porto and Professional Specialist Title in Organizational Communication at Porto Polytechnic. I'm currently also PhD researcher in Communication Sciences (Strategic Communication) at Minho University. I'm a facilitator and expert at European Commission's DG Education and Culture and OECD's project "HEInnovate" and an external expert of the European Commission’s DG Research & Innovation. I have mentored start-ups across Europe, US and Angola. I have Portuguese and Angolan nationalities