Vitor Verdelho Vieira is mentor of several companies that he co-founded with partners in different sectors. He started his first microalgae biotech company Necton, SA in March 1989. Now the company is a European leader in the production and sale of traditional sea salt and fleur de sel, as well as the production of microalgae for aquaculture and cosmetics. He is also co-founder of A4F - Algae for Future, SA - an international reference company in the sector of microalgae technologies.
He is the General Manager of EABA the European Algae Biomass Association, with headquarters in Florence, Italy. His business experience is wide and ranges from engineering consulting and real estate to biotechnology and medical devices. In the different companies where he has been involved, he developed and participated in more than 40 R&D projects along the last 30 years and interacted with more than 200 different organizations in Europe.
Between 2000 and 2015 he has been involved in the management of SpinLogic the entrepreneurship programme and business Incubator from the Catholic University in Porto, where he followed and supported more than 200 startup projects. He is presently visiting professor in Católica Porto Business School and School of Arts in Catholic University in Porto, Portugal. He is the author with Susana Costa e Silva of the 3 volumes Book: The Business Case Roadmap. He has a background in Physics from the Porto University Sciences Faculty and established his management knowledge through consulting experience and more than a dozen specialized training courses in Portugal and abroad in the last 30 years.