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Sandro Mendonça (Prof)

Board Member, Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM), Portugal

Sandro Mendonça (Prof)

Sandro Mendonça is a Member of the Board of ANACOM, the Portuguese national regulatory authority for electronic communications, postal affairs, spectrum management, and outer space-related economic activities.

Mr Mendonca is also Professor at the Department of Economics, ISCTE Business School. He is a German Marshall Fund Fellow since 2012 and in 2015 he was nominated “European Young Leader” by the Friends of Europe Foundation. Since 2012 he teaches doctoral programs at the Southern Medical University (Guanghzou) and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (Chengdu). He is faculty of SPRU, University of Sussex, since 2016.

Mr Mendonca held Science Officer duties for two terms at CYTED, the Ibero-American program for science and technology from 2014 to 2017. His research has been cited in the scientific literature and in a number of academic textbooks, professional handbooks and official reports by international organisations, including the European Commission, the OCDE, several UN agencies, etc. He has held opinion columns over the years in several Portuguese newspapers (Expresso, Público, Diário de Notícias) and currently features in UP, the on-board magazine on TAP airlines. His research and policy work have mostly focused on innovation, intellectual property and strategic foresight. He has consulted extensively and internationally.

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