Simão Lima is a young enthusiast for entrepreneurship, technology, food trends and processes and sustainability. He was born in 1989 in Trofa and remained there until moving to Coimbra to study Biological Engineering at Coimbra Institute of Engineering , where he graduated in 2011. After, in 2013 finished his master’s degree in Biological Engineering – Food & Chemical Technology at the University of Minho, in Braga. In 2020 added a Postgraduation in Industrial Management at Porto Institute of Engineering (ISEP).
In his still short career, Simão worked on the development of new products, food safety and quality control and management and coordination of R&D projects. In 2013 he had his first professional experience at Hitag Biotechnology working in a genetics and proteomics laboratory. In 2014, without experience, Simão tried to create his own business with healthy alternatives in gluten-free bakery. In 2015 he joined Panrico – Food Products and stayed there for four years working in quality control and food safety. In 2019, he embraced the challenge of being the Innovation Manager at Silos de Leixões and managing and coordinating a PT2020 project. You’re most likely to find him running in his neighbourhood, cycling or on a tennis court. Playing sports, being in communion with nature and feeling the wind in his face are the things he loves to do.