Vítor Hugo Ferreira, has received his PhD in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, focusing the innovation dynamics and regional catching up. He was the Executive Director of Leiria Business School in Portugal until 2020. He is an associate professor of Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and has been collaborating with some European Business Schools in Finland, Holland, Hungary and France. Since his MSc which has focused Portugal Vs China: Strategies, Competences and Innovation, he has been working as consultant in entrepreneurship and innovation projects for many different companies and Business Associations, where he has also worked as a Business Consultant and taught courses for business owners. He was co-responsible for several important studies such as the comparison of the Portuguese mold industry with the Chinese, the evaluation the education needs of Leria’s Region and the evaluation of a hydrogen-based industry in South Africa. He is author of many scientific published works, chair at GBATA (Global Business and Technology Association) and reviewer in many different conference and journals. He was also coordinator of the MSc in Management Control and co-founder of the company Look and Go. He is an invited professor at IBS – ISCTE in Lisbon and Feevale University in Brazil. He is co-founder of Plan4Sustain.
Currently he is the General Manager at Startup Leiria.
Specialties: Innovation, Creativity, Economics, Strategy