Francisco Rocha is a Senior International Consultant at Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação with experience in innovation strategy and business development. He is a key team member in a range of European Commission projects under the 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020, specifically in the fields of cluster promotion, ICT, entrepreneurship, internationalization, social innovation, among others. Francisco Rocha currently supports the daily operations of the international business activities of the company, mainly in the Asian market (China, Indonesia and Singapore). He has developed several market internationalization projects for private companies related with China and Southeast Asia.
Francisco was, during 2014, in SPI’s Representative Office in Beijing, providing input and supporting activities for the development of SPI’s business and presence in the Chinese market. In China, he developed market internationalization projects for private companies, including in the areas of software solutions for healthcare services, food and beverages, IT transportation solutions and moulds manufacturing.
Mr. Francisco Rocha was also, in 2015, based in Brussels under the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN).
Mr. Francisco Rocha has a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the Portuguese Catholic University in Porto, and a Masters degree in Services Engineering and Management from the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto. Mr. Francisco Rocha developed his Thesis on Organizational Knowledge Management.