João Medina is a consultant for SPI since 2000, it specializes in the areas of regional development and the promotion of innovation.
Throughout his professional career he has collaborated in the development and project management for different types of institutions, whether private sector (companies, business associations), public (Municipalities, Government Agencies, Education Institutions) and international institutions (European Union, Worldwide Bank).
João Medina has a considerable international experience, highlighting the activities carried out in Angola, Brazil, China (where he resided during 2007) and the United States (where he lived in 2000).
Holds a Master in Planning and Urban Environment Project, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (2006), having performed his dissertation on the subject of the Innovation Regional Strategies, an area in which he presented different papers and communications.
Since 2013, João Medina is an expert of the General-Directorate for Regional and urban Policy of the European Commission (DG Regio) in the urban development area.