João Claro is Vice Chairman and CEO of INESC TEC, and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). He is also Director of the PhD in Engineering and Public Policy at FEUP, and President of the Academic Council and Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Porto Business School (PBS). He currently serves as Scientific Director of the UT Austin Portugal Program. He was a member of the Board of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) between 2020 and 2023.João Claro holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from FEUP (2008) and an MSc in Quantitative Methods in Management from PBS (2002).