Andreia Passos

Executive Director
in Portugal


Andreia started working at INESC TEC in 2006. Most of her journey in this organization was at the Center of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, where she served as a consultant in the area of innovation management, working, in particular, with SMEs. She was also behind the inception and implementation of some of the Center’s most important entrepreneurship support projects.

In 2015, Andreia took over the coordination of a range of advisory and partnership services to help innovative European SMEs go international under the EU project Enterprise Europe Network at Inesc Tec. Highly supported by the European Commission, this is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with global ambitions.

Between 2016 and 2018, Andreia was also the representative of the Portuguese consortium in the Enterprise Europe Network’s Sector Group for the Automotive, Transport, and Logistics. Andreia started working as the Executive Director of the UT Austin Portugal Program in early 2019.

Andreia has a degree in European Studies (2001-2005) and a Master’s degree in Sociology (2006-2008), both received from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. She participated in several training programs in the areas of innovation management, entrepreneurship, and business processes management.