The Team

The Team

Gonçalo Costa
Executive Director
Founder and CSO at BioMimetx; Auxiliar Researcher at FCUL, working with amyloid proteins, Mass Spectrometry and proteomics.
Catarina Pinto Correia
Member of the Executive Board
Lawyer at Vieira de Almeida, partner in the area of Public Law. Responsible for advising on European financing and structural funds.
João Rito
Member of the Executive Board
Co-founder and CEO of SEAentia. Passionate for aquaculture. Guest professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
Sónia Cruz
Member of the Executive Board
Principal Researcher at The University of Aveiro, Department of Biology and CESAM. Develops research on algae eco-physiology, frequently in collaboration with SMEs companies.
Vitor Vasconcelos
Member of the Executive Board
President of the Board of CIIMAR; Professor at Porto University – Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Blue Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology.
Elisabete da Costa
Communication officer / Advisor
Ph.D. in Sustainable Chemistry – Marine biotechnology; Lipidomics; Instrumental analysis; Industrial chemical processes; Science communication; Project management
Mariana Paupério
Project Manager
Economist and PGDip in Project Management; Business Model Developer; Strategic and Financial Planning; Entrepreneurship Mentor; Passionate for marine life.