Ana Rita

Innovation Management

“Mad about science and crazy about food (can’t live without travelling)”

Rita is a woman of the world. Having lived in Porto until she was 17, she then moved to Aveiro to begin her journey in Biology. At 20 she lived in Italy for one year in an exchange program with Centro di Ricerca per le Scienze Ambientali from the University of Bologna, where she worked in marine ecology and dove into the amazing Italian food scene. Back in Portugal she began her love affair with fish and Aquaculture Nutrition at Ciimar and later pursued her PhD between sunny Faro, in the University of Algarve, and rainy Bergen at NIFES. After living in Norway for 6 years, Rita pursued another passion: food. Once she graduated in Culinary Arts, she worked in several restaurants in Lisbon, in quality and food safety and travelled around to eat the world. But Rita wanted more: she wanted to combine her greatest passions – science and food. She joined B2E in the summer of 2020 with enthusiasm and excitement, bringing an excellent overview of the whole value of chain for aquaculture and food produce. She is highly aware of market demands and contemporary food trends. You will probably spot her during some events, tasting fish produce and maybe cooking something up.

Other Members

Maria Coelho

B2E CoLAB Coordinator

Ana Rita Ribeiro

Innovation and Project Manager

Marta Santos

Development and Knowledge Transfer Manager

Patrícia Gonçalves

Communication Manager

Nuno Carvalho

Financial Manager

Diana Bicho

Project Manager

Hugo Barros

Innovation Management

Joana Tomé

Innovation Management and Business Development

José Barbosa

Innovation Management

João Reis

IT Project Manager

Rute Moreira

Innovation Management

Tânia Almeida

Innovation Management

Ana Braga

Knowledge Transfer Manager

Carla Costa

Marketing and Communication Technician

Taynara Franco

Innovation Management & LCA

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