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Born in Lisbon, Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho is an expert in Foresight & Scenario Planning, Strategy and Innovation, with more than 20 years of experience in consulting, teaching and training projects in those fields.

After years of professional experience, consulting, research and teaching in the fields of Strategic Foresight, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, he decided to create “IF Insight & Foresight”, a consulting studio that blends Foresight, Strategy and Innovation in order to create lasting value and meaningful experiences for people and organizations.

From May 2011 to December 2018 Paulo was the General Director for Economy and Innovation in the Lisbon City Council. He was responsible for the areas of Economy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategic Clusters and Employment.

Paulo’s portfolio includes work with the following organizations:

  • Companies:

Daimler; Volkswagen; Zurich; Bosch Thermotechnology; EDP - Energias de Portugal; GALP Energia; Sonae; Novabase; Siemens; Brisa; Celfocus; FIAT Brasil;


  • Government and Nonprofits:

World Economic Forum; Lisbon City Council; Invest Lisboa; Startup Lisboa; Beta-I; AICEP Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; EEA - European Environment Agency; European Commission; IDEFE/ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management; IDN – National Defense Institute (Portugal); INA - National Administration Institute (Portugal); Porto Vivo - Urban Rehabilitation Society (Porto); 

In the last years he has been very active in several academic activities in the fields of Foresight, Scenario Planning, Strategy and Innovation, including the design and the scientific coordination of a Post-Graduation in “Foresight, Strategy and Innovation”, and the executive programs “Futures, Strategic Design and Innovation” at IDEFE/ ISEG – Lisboa School of Management and Economics / Lisbon University. 

Paulo has a PhD in Management Sciences in the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. He is graduated in Economics (ISEG), concluded a Master in Economics and Management of Science and Technology (ISEG). 

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