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Cláudia Godinho, BGI – Building Global Innovators

Head of Startup Academy at BGI - Building Global Innovators, Cláudia Godinho coordinates a portfolio of educational opportunities and capacity building programs targeted at fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in STEM researchers. Cláudia is also part of the Seedbed Incubator program, as a coach for early-stage startups with technological innovations focused in fostering net-zero food systems. PhD in Biotechnology and Biosciences from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Cláudia's career is deeply rooted in the application of microbiology and biotechnology in Food&Energy fields. As a researcher, Cláudia has contributed significantly to the field, authoring over 15 original papers with more than 600 citations.

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Soraia Caetano, BGI – Building Global Innovators

Soraia has a Ph.D. in Biology and a post graduation in Project Management. Soraia is an experienced researcher in biosciences, with focus on life sciences (10+ peer reviewed publications) and with more than 3 years of project management. At BGI, Soraia is involved in startup support, being coordinating the internationalisation programme in the US: Boston Global Immersion, the ERASMUS+ project AGRIFOOD4FUTURE, and the partnership with EIC (European Innovation Council)

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João Rabaça, BGI – Building Global Innovators

João has a MSc in Environment and Development and over 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of environment and sustainability projects and consultancy services. He has worked in over 50 international assignments in Europe and Africa for leading private clients and international funders. At BGI João is involved in the preparation and delivery of open innovation and startup support programs, as well as business venture development.


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