António Bob Santos
António Bob Santos holds a Ph.D. in Economics from ISCTE-IUL (University Institute of Lisbon), with research on open innovation, clusters, and innovation policy. Currently, Antonio is Member of the Board of ANI – Portuguese Innovation Agency.
António is a former Advisor to the Portuguese Government in innovation policy. In the period 2011-2013 he had responsibilities in the definition and in the deputy-coordination of the Portuguese Digital Agenda, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship National Programme (+E+I) and the Clusters national program. Before that (2005-2011) he had responsibilities in the deputy-coordination of the following programmes: the Technological Plan, the Digital Agenda 2015, the Lisbon Strategy and the EU2020 strategy in Portugal, the National Strategy for Sustainable Development (ENDS 2005-2015) and the European Year of Innovation and Creativity in Portugal (2009). In the period 2002-2005 Antonio worked at UMIC – Agency for Knowledge Society – where has designed initiatives like b-On (Online Knowledge Library), NEOTEC (Technology-based companies programme) or OTIC (Technology Transfer Offices).
He was a visiting Assistant Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (2008-2012), with the coordination of the “eGovernment” chair in the Master of Multimedia Education and Communication. Antonio was also a visiting Assistant at ISCTE-IUL (2017/2018), in the Master of Economics of Enterprise and Competition. He is the author of academic and non-academic articles about innovation, innovation policy, open innovation, and clusters.