João Gomes holds a Master’s degree in Materials Processing and Characterization and a Degree in Physics from the University of Minho. Between 2005 and 2006 worked as physical data and device analyst and as a junior meteorologist at the Portuguese National Meteorological Institute. From 2006 to 2007 worked as a researcher for the Electroactive Materials Group of the Department of Physics of the University of Minho. Since 2007 works at CeNTI, from 2013 to 2017 as R&D Manager of the Smart Materials & Embedded Systems Department at CeNTI, focusing on the areas of Printed and Integrated Electronics and Embedded Systems and currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer with the responsibility of overseeing the development of new technologies and products with printed and integrated electronics and smart functionalities for the automotive and aeronautics, home and wellness, and construction industrial sectors. He has many publications in this field in international journals including several patents.