Sofia (Portuguese) is the Project Manager of CONNECT - Exchange of Entrepreneurs between Europe and Brazil, having joined the EBN Projects Team in 2014. She is a senior consultant at SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação since 2011. Sofia contributes to H2020 proposal writing and to the management of EU and World Bank funded projects in the fields of entrepreneurship, startups investment, innovation policy, internationalization, tourism, among others, with a strong focus on communication. She also provides direct support to the implementation of entrepreneurship plans of municipalities in Portugal.
Sofia has a MSc in Services Management and a BA in Languages & International Relations from the University of Porto, Portugal. She did the Erasmus programme at the University of Manchester, UK. Previously to her experience in consultancy and project management, Sofia participated in entrepreneurship programmes and business competitions in Europe and the USA, and worked at the Rectory of the University of Porto (Academic Services and International Office).