Oeiras has been a desirable place to live and explore since 1208. Its natural beauty and agreeable seaside climate remain, and today, the municipality boasts the highest GDP per capita in Portugal, not to mention the country’s highest concentration of individuals with higher education. Winning though they may be, these statistics do little to illuminate the innovation ecosystem in this coastal gem. That’s where INNOVATE™ Oeiras comes in. This premium tech-enabled coffee-table book highlights innovators of all industries and niches. Participants are researched and handpicked for inclusion in INNOVATE™ Oeiras, which ensures an accurate depiction of the municipality that’s been making history since its inception.
In addition to a hardcover coffee-table book, INNOVATE™ Oeiras is published as an e-book, take a look at the individual stories of innovators and innovation enablers below. The hardcover book is currently in production and will be available soon!
Pedro Coelho is the publishing partner for INNOVATE™ Oeiras. Originally from Portugal, he recently arrived in Orlando, with an entrepreneurial spirit that characteristic of all his endeavors.
While still studying for a degree in Architecture at the Lisbon Technical Institute of Lisbon University, Pedro created Addsolutions, a communication, branding, and events agency that has been in the Portuguese market for 21 years. Today, it is an agency that works with several multinational corporations, the vast majority of the pharmaceutical sector, and especially those permanently motivated by innovation.
With his desire for constant learning, Pedro earned a postgraduate degree in Management and E-Business from ISEG, Lisbon School of Economics & Management of Lisbon University, and an Intensive Management Course from ISCTE (Mini-MBA). He also attended the first year PhD in Tourism, Heritage & Territory at Coimbra University and the Executive Education in Internationalization Management Program at Católica Business & Economics in Lisbon. With the aim of sharing his knowledge and know-how, he’s spent much of his time teaching at ETIC, School of Technologies Innovation and Creation.
In addition to his career, sports have always been a passion for Pedro. To that end, he played an important role as a Local Tour Director of the US Kids Golf Foundation.
In recent years, he has invested in the internationalization of Addsolutions and today its main focus is to make the agency recognized as the most innovative and creative of all.
INNOVATE™ will be another entrepreneurship project well-aligned with Pedro’s passion for Portugal and innovation. If you’d like to find out more about INNOVATE™ Oeiras, and how we could work together to showcase and celebrate your Innovation Ecosystem, you can reach Pedro at [email protected].
Lígia Neves is the publishing partner for INNOVATE™ Oeiras. A Humanistic Professional Master Coach & Humanistic Professional Coach Trainer – IHCOS®, she is passionate about life and personal development, and she has dedicated the last 9 years to this area, founding Dare To Be Great in 2011, a Coaching Company that sees the world as place where all people have access to their own empowerment for self-sustainability. With the goal of impacting more people’s lives, she became a required Coach/Consultant in several Companies, being the IHCOS® Ambassador for Portugal and a Strategic Advisory Board Member of SAPANA.
She also carries vast experience in the commercial arena, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, where she held positions as Sales Representative, National Sales Manager, and Sales & Marketing Director, where she first developed a deep interest in behavioral areas, such as leadership, people management, emotional intelligence, communication skills, and crucial and influential themes for action. After being invited by AddSolutions to be part of the INNOVATE™ world, and bring the Portuguese Innovative Ecosystem to the world, she did not hesitate to embrace the challenge!!
If you’d like to find out more about INNOVATE® Oeiras, and how we could work together to showcase and celebrate your Innovation Ecosystem, you can reach Lígia at [email protected]
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