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Steering Committee

Pedro Ramos

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Secretary  of Health and Civil Protection of the Autonomous Region of Madeira


Former Assistant Professor in University of Madeira

Rui Barreto

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Regional Secretary of Economy

Business Manager

Rita Vasconcelos 

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  • Director at PremiValor Consulting;


  • Head of Corporate and Project Finance 


  • Has significant experience in Corporate and Project finance, financial advisory, economic-financial modeling,  Business and Company Valuation, Business plans and Strategic diagnostics, Cost Benefit Analysis and projects focusing on knowledge transfer and innovation.

Miguel Pestana

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Chief of Staff of the Secretary  of Health and Civil Protection of Autonomous Region of Madeira

Chief of Staff of the Regional Secretaries of Health

Integrated the Steering Committee of the Regions for Health Network.

Carlos Alberto de Andrade

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Chief of Staff of the Regional Secretary of Economics

Innovation and Business Ecosystems Consultant

Higher School Teacher in Management Health Units and Social Institutions

Telmo Vieira 

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Managing partner at PremiValor Consulting

Lecturer at ISEG-Lisbon School of Economics and Management – University of Lisbon

President of the Supervisory Board of a bank operating specially in digital market

Mentor and investor in Start-ups in different phases, early stage and growing stage

Scientific Committee

Mário Pereira Pinto


Health affairs advisor of the Republic Presidency

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Pedro Pita Barros 


Professor of Economics at NOVASBE

His research focuses on issues related to health economics, regulation and competition policy

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Regina Rodrigues

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Advisor of the Regional Secretary of Health and Civil Protection of the Autonomous Region of Madeira


Training Coordinator for Resuscitation and Emergency

Member of the Board of the Portuguese Society of Simulation Applied to Health Sciences (SPSim)

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Catarina Baptista


Member of the Board of Directors of the Hospital Cruz Vermelha and of APAH

Coordinator of a Health Research Work Group in APAH (2017 to 2019)

Over 15 years of experience in biomedic research and publishing articles in several international magazines

PHD in Molecular Biology from University of Lisbon.

Degree in Hospital Administration

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Advisory board

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Shomit Ghose

General partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital fund, ONSET Ventures


Start-up entrepreneur, with multiple successful exits via IPO and acquisition


Serves on multiple advisory boards in Europe and the USA

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Paula Carioca (Mentor)

Board advisory member in PASS (Predictive Analytics

Software Systems)​

Consultant for IoT projects applied to the Health sector​

Board advisory Member in Vodafone Portugal (2017-2020)

​CEO of Unitel T+ in Cape Verde (2013-2017)

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Derene Allen

Adjunct Professor in the Silicon Valley Immersion Program at the University of San Francisco


Instructor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UC Berkeley Extension


International Diploma Program Mentor at the Global Social Benefits Institute, at Santa Clara University

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Tim Vieira 

Participating investor, in the first season of the television program SHARK TANK PORTUGAL


CEO of Bravegeneration (Europe)

Investor in STARTUPS

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Fabrícia Teixeira

Public Manager


Experience as executive member of the Board of Directors of SESARAM, EPE


Participation and collaboration in health investment projects

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Hector Ara


Created CIDQO (Center for Research and Development of Organic Chemistry)

Founded FARMAPROJECTS SA, a company specialized in pharmaceutical consulting

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Mentors board


Herberto Jesus

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President of Board of Directors of Instituto de Administração da Saúde;


Coordinator in the Health and Well-being field – Regional Strategy of Smart Expertise;


Member of WHO Europe – Regions for Health Network


Paulo Lilaia

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Managing Director of UNIK Investments


Former CEO / Administrator of GENERIS Farmacêutica


Former General Director of Ratiopharm Portugal


Vice President of APOGEN - Associação Portuguesa de

Medicamentos Genéricos e Biosimilares

Investor in STARTUPS


Kamakshi Bansal

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MSc Data Science & Machine Learning from University College London;


Data Scientist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London;


Free-lance mentoring for Data Science;


Six years experience working with digital technologies, mathematics, and programming (UK and India).


Sebastian Gensior

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Senior Manager Global Market Access Policy at ABBOTT

Experience  in leading and transforming market access divisions across the globe.In roles spanning London, Basel, and Warsaw, he has worked as market access executive, global market access change manager, global market access consultant and market access policy leader.


He has a passion for driving a culture of empowerment, inclusion, and accountability conducive to maximizing results in complex, global businesses. Mentoring start-ups is a personal passion of Sebastian and he helps them to scale and accelerate their launch by enhancing their healthcare market understanding.

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Nuno Pereira

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Degree in product design

Involved in multiple design/engineering hardware and software projects;


CEO of of Holy Grail Inc

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Gabriel Oliveira

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General Surgeon in several Hospitals and clinics.


Instructor of the Physiotherapy course in Escola Superior de Saúde Egas Moniz


1st Medical Navy Lieutenant in Portuguese Navy

Ethics comittee 


Bruna Gouveia

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Vice President of Board of Directors of Instituto de Administração da Saúde


Researcher on the Interactive Technologies Institute – LARSys and on the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability – University of Geneva

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