Catarina Maia is the Head of the Technology Licensing Office at INESC TEC, managing the Intellectual Property assests. 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. She also serves as independent reviewer for FET projects at the European Commission.
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 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 a MSc. in Management with focus on technology entrepreneurship, a MBA in Management and a MSc. in Microbiology. She is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional.