He is an international innovation expert, currently AID (Assoc. Inovação Design – Portugal) executive director. Since 2010, has been European Commission expert and external consultant in the fields of innovation, creativity and creative economy. He collaborates with the Design and Craft Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Design Council (UK), Birmingham City University (STEAMHOUSE project), Coventry University (Research Unit), Assoc. Modalisboa, Fed. Portuguesa de Artes e Oficios (FPAO) and with the Spanish Network of Creative Cities and Territories. He holds several non-executive positions in international cultural and creative institutions in Europe, Brazil and United States, and is invited teacher at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Catholic University in Porto and Lisbon University. He is a regular writer and contributor in several international publications, blogs and events. He was the executive director of Lisbon design Biennale experimentadesign (2013 and 2015 editions) and has curated several professional fairs and national pavilions showcasing the best of Portuguese design, crafts and fashion in Europe, Asia and Americas.