Company Position Country
University of Minho Technology Transfer Director Portugal
Session
Assessing the opportunity in licensing early-stage projects

Director of the Technology Transfer Office of University of Minho – TecMinho, where she
manages a team of 12 professionals in 3 business units: Industrial Property Management,
Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.
Advisor to the Vice-Rector for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, supporting the definition and
implementation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship policies and manages the University’s
participation in private holdings. Academic background in Engineering, post-grad studies in
Industrial Property, Marketing and Strategic Management. Extensive communication experience
delivering seminars, workshops and training in more than 25 countries. Regularly invited as an
expert by the World Intellectual Property Organization and an evaluator of proof-of-concept
projects for the European Research Council, the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic,
the Finnish Academy of Science and the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Marta has managed more than 20 European projects and overseen exploitation of more than
100 research results, through licensing, venturing and new business creation, and collaborative
research.
Marta is Immediate Past President of ASTP-Proton, and Board Member of TII.


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