Joana Mendonça


Assistant Professor

Joana Mendonça is a researcher at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+) and a senior researcher at International Risk Governance Council Portugal (IRGC). Her research focuses on industrialisation and innovation processes, looking at new business creation, with a special focus on the role of people, skills and competences, having published a number of articles on entrepreneurship and innovation processes. She was deputy director for the science, technology and higher education statistics department, and an assistant to the Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education. She is the national representative on the SGHRM working group on monitoring and indicators for DG Research.


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