• 1750 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

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Gulbenkian Chair Professor for the Impact Economy & Invited Full Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics; Professor MSO at Copenhagen Business School with special responsabilities; Academic Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures at Cornell University; Founder and President of Patient Innovation; Co-founder of PPL Crowdfunding; Principal Investigator of several research initiatives; Member of the Environment and Sustainability Board at EDP - Energias de Portugal.
Previously he was Associate Professor (with Habilitation) at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at Católica-Lisbon; Academic Director of the LisbonMBA (a joint-venture in the collaboration with NovaSBE and MIT-Sloan); Director of CUBE - Católica Lisbon Research Unit in Business and Economics; Director of the doctoral program in Technology Change and Entrepreneurship (jointly offered with IST and Carnegie Mellon University). He was also an International Faculty Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Project Leader for Creative Commons PT and Advisor to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.
He received his Ph.D. in Operations, Technology and Innovation Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; his M.Sc. in Operations Research and Systems Engineering and his licenciatura in Naval Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico. He also completed some advanced training programs at Harvard Business School and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Education/Academic qualification

Operations, Technology and Innovation Management, Doctorate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Award Date: 15 Jul 2004

External positions

Professor MSO with special responsabilities, Copenhagen Business School

15 Jul 2018 → …

Member, Environment & Sustainability Board, EDP - Energias de Portugal

Apr 2018 → …

Academic Scholar, Cornell University

Jul 2017 → …

Founder and President, Patient Innovation

7 Feb 2014 → …

Co-founder, PPL Crowdfunding Portugal

Jun 2011 → …

International Faculty Fellow , MIT Sloan School of Management


Associate Professor, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Feb 200415 Jul 2018

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Research Output at NOVA

  • 1750 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Other contribution
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Empowering patients to innovate: The case of Patient Innovation

Oliveira, P., Azevedo, S. & Canhão, H., 1 Jan 2019, Responsible Innovation in Digital Health: Empowering the Patient. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, p. 42-55 14 p.

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  • Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Challenges and opportunities in developing and sharing solutions by patients and caregivers: the story of a knowledge commons for the patient innovation project

    Oliveira, P., Zejnilovic, L. & Canhao, H., Oct 2017, Governing Medical Knowledge Commons. Strandburg, K. J., Frischmann, B. M. & Madison, M. J. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge Universtiy Press, p. 301-325

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
    13 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 22 Downloads (Pure)