WHO IS CATARINA MAIA?

MY MOTIVATION?

“Create the future through technology-based entrepreneurship”.


SHORT BIO
Catarina Maia is the Head of the Technology Licensing Officer at INESC TEC, managing all the Institute Intellectual Property assets. She is invited professor at Porto Business School, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto for innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship courses. Prior to INESC TEC, Catarina set up and served as the managing director of A2B, a business angel investment fund dedicated to technology ventures. She also served as the executive and non-executive member in several start-up boards. Her professional experience ranges from software start-ups, large distribution multinational companies and research in international organisations.
Catarina holds an MSc. in Management focused on technology entrepreneurship, an MBA in Management and an MSc. in Microbiology. She is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional.

EXPERTISE

  • Business model design;
  • Discovery-driven planning;
  • Lean startups;
  • Customer development;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Early venture valuation.