Guilherme Meneses

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Short biography

I am a NOVA Alumnus, with background in Biomedical Engineering. I had the opportunity to work for the leading private hospitals company in Portugal – CUF – having had different roles, ranging from hospital management to digital product development. Especially throughout the latter position, I learned how to build and apply innovation inside a corporate, applying agility processes and “fail fast, learn fast” kind of mindset. I became familiar and advocate for these innovation and entrepreneurship concepts thanks to a post-graduation/hands-on project in Barcelona (d.Health), where I applied the biodesign methodology and followed through the different stages of development of new medical technologies, from identifying a real clinical unmet need to developing a viable solution and business model. After working in NOVA in helping reimagine the future of healthcare education, I am currently working at Ferrer (pharmaceutical company based in Barcelona) as a Digital Health Consultant, managing the Ferrer’s open-innovation program and partnerships with healthcare start-ups.

Main skills

  • Product Development;
  • Biodesign – design thinking and innovation applied to healthcare;
  • Digital Health and Technology;
  • Business analyst.

Areas of interest for mentoring

Healthcare (digital health, medical devices, biotech, etc.).

Motivation to be a mentor

I look for purposefulness, innovation and challenge in what I do on daily basis, and I am also driven by people and projects that inspire me, specially those in early stages of life. I take great pleasure in listening to different thoughts and ideas, getting challenged and challenge others to think further. I am very pleased and grateful to join a group of mentors and projects that help recognizing the talent in my University.

Availability for mentoring sessions

  • Face to face;
  • E-mail;
  • Online meeting.