Inês Lynce

João Paulo Carvalho

Helena Galhardas

Nuno Roma

Miguel Pupo Correia


The Board of Directors ensures INESC-ID’s general management, encompassing administrative, logistic, and financial aspects of the institution, and consists of the President and four other members of the Board with assigned portfolios. The Board of Directors, along with, to a lesser extent, the Scientific Council are the two central governance bodies at the executive level. The Board is assisted by a set of offices and specialised services, which collectively provide the backbone support for all activities, ensuring the organisation runs smoothly and efficiently.

Luís Rodrigues

Jorge Fernandes

Rui Prada

The Scientific Council oversees the strategic planning and organisation of INESC-ID’s research units in strong coordination with the Board of Directors. It also assesses its research projects, the annual budget, plan, and activities report. It is led by a Coordinating Committee, formed by the Board of the Scientific Council (three members) and representatives from the eleven scientific areas of INESC-ID. Workgroups such as the Careers Board, Awards Committee, and others stem from the Council to perform specific tasks when needed.

Rogério Colaço

Arlindo Oliveira

Abílio Henriques

Pedro Brogueira

Luís Rodrigues

The General Council approves the annual technical and financial reports of INESC-ID, as well as the annual plan and budget. It is constituted by three representatives of Instituto Superior Técnico, two of INESC, and by the chairman of the Scientific Council of INESC-ID.

José Borbinha (Societal Digital Transformation)

Ana Teresa Freitas (Life and Health Technology)

Pedro Carvalho (Energy Transition)

Miguel Correira (Security & Privacy)


The Thematic Lines Board (TLBoard) is responsible for the high-level management of the Thematic Lines. It operates under the Board of Directors and the Scientific Council and comprises the coordinators or representatives of the four Thematic Lines. Additionally, it aligns the Scientific Areas with the Thematic Lines, facilitating interaction and communication among them and with the support offices.


Ana Paiva

Pedro Carvalho

José Carlos Monteiro

Leonel Sousa

Inês Lynce

Mário Gaspar da Silva

Isabel Trancoso


The Careers Board, an internal commission of INESC-ID, aims to evaluate and mentor researchers’ progress in their research activities. Its composition, ensuring broad coverage of INESC-ID’s scientific areas, is approved by the Coordinating Committee of the Scientific Council based on a proposal from the Board of the Scientific Council.

Prof. Srinivas Devadas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) – Chair of the Advisory Board

Prof. Bram Nauta, University of Twente (Netherlands)

Prof. Ingrid Moerman, Ghent University (Belgium)

Prof. José Carlos Príncipe, University of Florida (USA)

Prof. Marija Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

Prof. Morris Sloman, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT (USA)


The Advisory Board, comprising internationally prominent research experts,  offers independent guidance and strategic assessments. It engages annually with INESC-ID to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the institution, based on the submitted reports and plans. Additionally, it decides on internal awards based on the assessments of  an awards committee and provides counselling on various subjects. The Advisory Board is also consulted on medium to long-term strategic matters. This collaboration is further strengthened by an in situ evaluation every two years, which includes two days of work meetings.


Sílvia Castro

The Innovation Management Office (IMO) is dedicated to supporting researchers in their innovation and science management journey. IMO aims to empower INESC-ID researchers by providing them with the necessary tools and guidance. This mission is supported by assisting researchers in preparing proposals for competitive European-level research projects, identifying opportunities, establishing partnerships with industry and academia, and supporting the Board of Directors in Research, Development, and Innovation (R&D&I) matters.

Elisabete Rodrigues

Natália Costa

The Projects Support Office supports general applications for competitive funding and also the management of research projects.

Paula Dias

Teresa Mimoso

The Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Office is INESC-ID’s administrative unit with the mission of supporting INESC-ID’s board of directors in bringing INESC-ID’s innovations to the market through intellectual property valorization, industry partnerships, and the creation of new business ventures.

Manuela Dias

Vanda Fidalgo

Manuela Sado

The Human Resources Office (HRO) at INESC-ID manages all human resources affairs. A subunit within the HR office focuses specifically on Training and Development. This subunit supports researchers at every career stage by facilitating skill development, offering career opportunities, organising team-building activities, and implementing well-being initiatives and staff engagement programs.

Rodrigo Abril de Abreu
Sara Sá
Inês Mesquita

The Communications and Outreach Office (COO) is responsible for defining and executing INESC-ID’s communications and marketing strategy, working closely with the Board of  Directors. 

The COO manages the institutional communications plan, which includes internal and external communication, community building, events, and outreach activities for various societal audiences. Additionally, it also supports researchers in science communication and outreach for their projects, as required by funding agencies, including European Projects.

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