Jorge de Carvalho Alves
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
* First degree in Electrotechnical Enginnering, University of Lourenço Marques, 1969
* MSc in Communications Engineering, University of Manchester, 1972
* PhD in Digital Communications, University of Manchester, 1975
* “Agregado” degree, University of Aveiro, 1987
* Professor of Innovation and Technology Transfer, University of Aveiro
From 1969 to 1976
Assistent Lecturer at the Lourenço Marques University, Mozambique from 1969 to 1971; MSc and after PhD student at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in Manchester, England, from 1971 to 1975; Auxiliar Professor at the University of Maputo, Mozambique in 1975/76.
From 1976 to 1988
Auxiliar Professor at the University of Aveiro from 1977 to 1979; Associated Professor at the University of Aveiro from 1979 to 1987; Tenured Full Professor at the University of Aveiro in 1987. Academic and scientific interests in Communications Systems, Computer Networks, Data Communicatios Standards.
Head of the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the University of Aveiro, from 1976 to 1979, and in 1980; Member of the Installation Committee of the University of Aveiro, from 1978 to 1981; President of the Scientific Council of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the University of Aveiro, from 1981 to 1983; Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Comunicações” (“Communications”) of the Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications; President of the Management Committe of the Inforjovem Programme, in 1986 and 1987 (The Inforjovem Programme was launched by the Portuguese Government, to raise awareness and offer training on computers and informatics among youngsters); Consultant to various companies and institutions on voice and data communications; Founding partner of Teledata and of Databit, two computer solutions companies established in Aveiro and Coimbra; Visiting Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1978, 1979, 1983 and 1985.
From 1988 to 1992
Principal Administrator at the Directorate-General XIII (Telecomunications, Information Industry and Innovation) of the Commission of the European Union, Luxembourg. Responsabilities in the areas of intellectual property protection practices and policies; evaluation and commercial exploitation of Community financed R&D results; conception and launch of an innovation support programme (VALUE).
From 1992 to 1996
President of the Instalation Committee of the Portugese Innovation Agency, from May 1992 to June 1993; President of the Board and CEO of the Agência de Inovação S.A. (Innovation Agency), from its creation in July 1993, until March 1996 (Agência de Inovação S.A. is a private law, public funded share holding company, whose business is industrial innovation and technology transfer services); Director of the PRAXIS XXI Programme from March to December 1995 (the PRAXIS XXI Programme had a budget of around 500 milion US$ for 5 years, was co-financed by the Portugese Government and the European Union, and aimed at the support and promotion of R&D activities and scientific infra-structures); Expert / consultant of the European Union in the fields of Information Technologies, Innovation, Technology Transfer and Regional Development; Portuguese Delegate to the European Union VALUE, SPRINT and Innovation programmes.
From 1996 to 2001
Full Professor of the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of the University of Aveiro (DEGEI); Pro-Rector of the University of Aveiro between September and December 1966; Vice-Rector of the University of Aveiro between December 1996 and January 2002; President of the Executive Council of the Foundation João Jacinto de Magalhães (University of Aveiro cultural foundation); Visiting Professor at the University of Macau; Member of the Board of Directors of AURN (Association of the Universities of the Northern Region of Portugal); Member of the Management Board of the programme “Aveiro – Digital City”; Manager of GrupUnave, Inovação e Serviços, Lda (a University of Aveiro Company); President of the General Assembly of CESAE(continuing and professional life-long training organization); President of the General Assembly of IDAD (Institute for Development and Environment); Member of the Scientific Council of PT Inovação S.A.(PT Inovação S.A. is a company of the Portugal Telecom Group. Its business is the development and sale of advanced and innovative telecommunications technologies); Member of the General Assembly of INESC (National Institute for Engineering in Systems and Computers); Member of the General Assembly of IT (Portugese Telecommunications Institute); Member of the Executive Board of ECIU (ECIU is an association, incorporated in Holland, joining 11 european universities: Stratclyde -UK, Warwick -UK, Compiègne -F, Dortmund -DE, Hamburg-Harburg -DE, Twente -NL, Joensu -FI, Chalmers -SE, Aalborg -DK, Autónoma de Barcelona -S, Aveiro -P; and two associated universities, Monterey -Mexico and HK Polytecnic -Hong Kong); Member of the General Assembly and President of the Fiscal Audit Council of APCTN (Association for the Science and Technology Park of Nothern Portugal); Member of CRUP (Portuguese Universties Rectors Conference) Special Commission on Research and Knowledge Transfer; Coordinator of the book series UA-Gradiva (series of science books); Consultant to the Macau Government for the conception and monitoring of the PASNET Programme (creation of business ventures by new entreprenneurs in the Territory of Macau); Advisor of the University of Macau in the planning and follow up of the “Self-Evaluation” of the University; Member of the Steering Committee of the Regional Technology Plan for the North Region of Portugal.
Since February 2002
Full Professor of DEGEI, on sabatical leave for one year (from February 2002 to February 2003); academic and scientific interests are centered on Innovation, Entreprenneurship, Information and Communication Technologies, and Development.
President of the General Assembly of the Association “Aveiro Cidade Digital” (Aveiro – Digital City); Manager of the Project “House of the Future” (being developed by an association of 14 companies and the University of Aveiro); Member of the Strategic Council of RINAVE S.A. (Rinave is a group of companies involved in ship registration, consulting, and quality and security services); Member of the Higher Council of PT Inovação, S.A.(PT Inovação S.A. is a company of the Portugal Telecom Group. Its business is the development and sale of advanced and innovative telecommunications technologies).
Communications and Publications
Many publications and communications on telecommunications systems, computer networks, innovation practices and policies, regional development, university-industry relations.