• Project Data

    European FP7 Project
    The CONVERGENCE project is funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme
    Collaborative Project
    Grant agreement n. FP7-257123

    CNIT (Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni)
    Prof. Nicola Blefari Melazzi

    Community contribution to the project
    2,989,140 Euro

    Project start date
    June, 1, 2010

    Project end date
    May, 31, 2013


image José Ribas
Head of Innovation


Area of Expertise:

Responsible for the overall control of the research and development function, directing research activities to new or improved products and processes. Formulates research & development policies and programmes to ensure the maintenance of the company’s competitive position and brand image. This includes managing the research and development function, new products development, new processes improvement, definition and implementation. Also responsible for the budgets including the usage of government funds for innovation and technological development.

Specialties: Retail Expertise, IT/IS/R&D Project Management, Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence, RFID, Innovation & Technology, Human Capital Management and Knowledge Management

image Hugo Neto
Innovation Manager


Area of Expertise:
Meta-national project management, Iberia Resource management, Partnerships, Commercial / Pre-sales support.

image Daniel Sequeira
Project Engineer


Area of Expertise:
Informatics and computing engineering, software development and testing.

Relevant Publications:

  1. D. Sequeira, J. P. Pereira, M. Oliveira, A. Reis and A. Sousa, 2010, “Integration of Design and Life-Cycle Systems towards Effective Product Optimization at Design Stage”, abstract submitted to the 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, to be held in Braunschweig-Germany, 2-4 May, 2011.