Pedro Oliveira
Pedro Oliveira
Professor (Adjunct)

Pedro Oliveira is Professor MSO at Copenhagen Business School; Gulbenkian Chair Professor for the Impact Economy and Adjunc Full Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics (NovaSBE). 

He is the Founder and President of Patient Innovation (www.patient-innovation.com); Academic Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures at Cornell University; co-founder of PPL Crowdfunding; member of the Environment and Sustainability Board of Energias de Portugal – EDP and Principal Investigator of several research grants.

Previously he was Professor at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, where he served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Academic Director of the Lisbon MBA (a partnership between NovaSBE, Católica-Lisbon and MIT Sloan School of Management), and Director of the doctoral program in Technology Change and Entrepreneurship (jointly offered by IST, Católica-Lisbon and Carnegie Melon University). He was also an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management and Advisor to the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

He received his PhD in Operations, Technology and Innovation Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; his M.Sc. in Operations Research and Systems Engineering; and his licenciatura in Naval Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)  in Portugal. He also completed some advanced training at Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

2004 - Ph.D., Operations, Technology and Innovation Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

2000 - M.Sc., Operations Research and Systems Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

1996 - Licenciatura, Naval Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


Open and User Innovation, Patient Innovation, Social and Impact Innovation, Services Operations Management