José Martins, portuguese, born in 1953 is graduate in Mechanical Engineering by University of Porto, Portugal and has other complementary degrees.
After working for several years in the biggest Portuguese venture capital company, since 1997 is the General Manager of NET – Novas Empresas e Tecnologias, SA, the oldest Business & Innovation Centre of Portugal, founded in 1987 and situated in Porto.
Is member of the Executive Board of EBN-European Business & innovation Network and also President of BICS- Portuguese Business & innovation Network. Is EBN Accredited Evaluator for the attribution of the Quality Logo for new and existing BICs. Has participations in several workshops, seminars and congresses organised by EBN. In this activity has been participate as organiser and speaker in a large number of national and foreign conferences and seminars and as author producing papers of themes like entrepreneurship, innovation, creation of technology based enterprises, cooperation and internationalisation.