Emídio Ferreira dos Santos Gomes

Vice-Rector for the Investigation and Innovation Area
Nationality: Portuguese
Institutional address:
Tel.:259 350 109, Fax:259 325 058
Current Position:
Vice-Rector of Trás-os-Montes University, UTAD
Full Professor of Biomedical Institute, Porto University, from 2000
Academic degrees:
Aggregation in Biomedical Sciences, Porto University, 1998
Post-Graduation in Business Administration, 1993
PhD in Nutrition, Porto University, 1991
MSc in Nutrition, Porto University, 1987
Graduation in Agricultural Sciences, Trás-os-Montes University, 1984
Professional Activities:
President of The Regional Authority of the Portugal North Region, 2013-2017
Dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology, Catholic University, 2011-2013
President of the Board of Portus Park, Scientific Parks Network, 2003-2013
Pró-Rector of Porto University, 2009-2011
Chief Executive Officer of the Great Porto Region Authority, 2005-2009
President of the General Council of the University of Tras-os-Montes, Vila Real,  2009.
President of the Board of the Portuguese Innovation Agency, 2002-2005.
Member of the Strategic Council of University of Minho, 2003-2009
Vice-President of the Science and Technology Foundation, 2002.
President of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of Porto, 1996-1999.
Scientific Advisory of Group Soja de Portugal, 1990-2002.
Main scientific areas of research:
Biotechnology and Feed Technology, with 63 full length papers in peer review journals. High experience in supervision of PhD (12) and post-doc students and participation in international research projects (22 projects, 8 financed by EU). Participation in the most important international conferences of the Animal science field and, more recently in those related to innovation and entrepneurship. Local organizer of several meetings.
Other scientific areas of interest:
Innovation and Entrepneurship. Over the past years had responsibilities within the structures of regional and central government in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, promoting and manage the knowledge transfer between universities, R&D institutions, companies and the market with high practice on support the entrepreneurs in new business settlement and growth.