Executive Team

The Board of Directors is assisted by two executive directors – one in Portugal and one at UT Austin – and their respective teams who manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Program; help implement new instruments to address new potential areas of collaboration of strategic interest to the Program; bridge institutional and operational mobilization and coordination of the Program stakeholders, in close contact with multiple higher education institutions, research units, companies, and innovation and entrepreneurship support organizations; communicate to the Program’s community and the public in general of the Program’s initiatives, results, and impact.

In Portugal


Sara Brandão
Executive Director            



Sandra Pinto
Head of Communications


Ana Lopes
and Events



Vera Pinto

In Austin


Marco Bravo
Executive Director