Business Director at UPTEC | Maria Oliveira is the Executive Business Director of UPTEC and Program Director of the Executive Master in Business Innovation of Porto Business School where she also teaches. With more than 15 years’ experience working in technology transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation management, Maria worked in several capacities in Portugal and abroad, namely in innovation consultancy, heading of U.Porto Innovation, invited fellow of Boston University, Executive Director of UTEN, a component of the UT Austin | Portugal Program. She is regularly invited as an external expert to evaluate proof of concept proposals for the European Commission and to participate in conferences and seminars. Maria graduated in Engineering (UTAD), with a M.Sc. in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (U.PORTO), an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management and MBA from Porto Business School.