Administrator of ANI (National Innovation Agency) of Portugal
Dr. António Bob Santos is a specialist in Innovation Policy and Open Innovation, and member of ANI’s Board of Directors since July 2018 having initially served as Advisor for Innovation Policies at the same institution (2017/2018).
Since 2001 has collaborated with several governmental structures in the field of Innovation Policy, being part of the design, management and monitoring teams of PROINOV (Integrated Program for Innovation Support), the Technological Plan, the Digital Agenda, the Lisbon Strategy, the National Reform Plan and the National Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (+ E + I). Dr. António Bob Santos was an innovation project manager at UMIC (Portuguese Knowledge Society Agency), with responsibilities for designing initiatives such as NEOTEC, OTIC, b-on Centers of Excellence (Online Knowledge Library), and collaborating in the management of Smart Cities projects at CEiiA.
He holds a PhD in Economics from ISCTE-IUL (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa), an institution where he completed his Master’s Degree in Labour Sciences (2002) and the Economics Degree (1998). António Bob Santos was also a Masters guest lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (2008-2012) and ISCTE-IUL (2017/2018).