My career trajectory started and still is influenced by the Engineering School of São Carlos (EESC), University of São Paulo (USP). A school dedicated to high education and research in engineering sciences. I received my bachelor’s degree in Mechanic Engineering (2006), my master’s science degree in Production Engineering (2009) and my PhD in Production Engineering (2012) from this excellent public Brazilian institution.

I had the opportunity to spend a year of my PhD at the Centre for Technology Management (CTM), Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge. At this special place, I learned with Dr Robert Phaal and Prof. Dr David Probert how to impact industrial practice and contribute to society through research. A key result from the collaboration with CTM-IfM is the Brazilian Roadmapping book, which was published in December of 2012, had its copies sold out in 2018, and was reprinted by Alta Books in 2019.

In 2013 I started as a professor in Strategic Innovation Management at the Institute of Science and Technology (ICT), Federal University of Alfenas (UNIFAL-MG), at Poços de Caldas-MG. At this recently created institute, I taught product management, project management and entrepreneurship to engineering students. In addition, I developed research and industrial projects and supervised students.

In 2016 and 2017 I was honoured to lead the Institute for the Management of Product Development. This academic and professional institute, created in the 90s, conglomerates a relevant part of the Brazilian community interested in technology and innovation management. This was a special time in my career trajectory.

Between 2018 and 2019 I started a new endeavour and returned to the University of Cambridge to do a post-doctorate. Businesses and societies are changing fast with new technologies, and I needed to understand how these changes could affect my working areas. As a result of my amazing time in Cambridge, I developed a new working line that addresses the introduction of digital technologies to support strategic innovation management, such as roadmapping.

In 2022, I closed my cycle at UNIFAL-MG and returned, now as a professor, to the Department of Production Engineering at EESC-USP, in São Carlos, SP, Brazil. My journey has become now very exciting and challenging. I am assuming a position as Professor of Technology and Innovation Management and Director of the Centre for Innovation Management and Sustainability (CEGIS) at a very traditional and relevant Brazilian university, looking to develop state-of-the-art research and help students to achieve their full potential to contribute to science, technology and society.

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