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Nuno Gomes


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Nuno is the CEO of the BICMINHO Business and Innovation Centre, a non-profit organisation certified by the European Union for the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation, supporting the creation of startups and the modernisation and internationalisation of SMEs.

Working in regional development since 2009, Nuno helped transform BICMINHO into a renowned business support institution in Portugal.

He is an experienced specialist working with SMEs to develop and implement design-driven innovation across the so-called traditional and manufacturing sectors. He is also an external expert and evaluator of European projects, and has been developing several innovative projects to promote Portuguese design.

Nuno is Executive Director of BICS – Network of Portuguese EU-BIC, and founder-member of PTBAN – Association of Business Angels Network, and, recently, founder-member of AID Portugal – Association for Innovation by Design, Nuno is also member of a Special Interest Group of Creative, Cultural & Digital Industries of EBN – European BIC Network.

He has a post-graduate degree in Enterprise Recovery and an undergraduate Degree in Economics, Nuno was awarded with the European Diploma of International Management by 7 European Universities: Universidade do Minho (Portugal), International School of Economics Rotterdam (Holland), Universitat de Vic (Spain), Fachhochschule Bielefeld (Germany), University of Luton (England), Université de Valenciennes (France), and Höhere Wirtschafts - und Verwaltungsschule Winterthur, (Switzerland).