Alberto Moreira Baptista, PhD, is a career researcher at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). His professional and academic background is in agricultural policy development, and his research focuses on agro-industry, agricultural systems and sustainable production, quality local products, alternative agri-food systems, rural innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation, and knowledge extension and transfer systems. In addition to his participation in numerous national and international research projects (some of which as coordinator), he also has extensive experience in the planning and execution of institutional research strategies.
In the last eight years I have assumed institutional role in the administration of the university.
I have coordinated the following 5 projects of knowledge and technology transfer: Lab2Business; Terrano; Newfound; Climat-KiC; DESAGRO 4.0.