city partner 2015


city partner 2015

Steering Group

Paulo Carvalho


Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho is currently the General Director for Economy and Innovation in the Lisbon City Council. He is responsible for the areas of Economy/Investment, Entrepreneurship, Innovation/Knowledge, Strategic Clusters and Employment in the City Council. Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho is a researcher and an expert in Foresight, Strategy and Innovation, with more than 15 years of experience in consulting, teaching and training projects in those fields. He has been working in consulting projects in the fields of foresight, scenario planning, strategy and innovation with public and private organisations in different industries including telecommunications, electronics, software and tourism. Active in several academic and training activities, in the fields of Foresight and Scenario Planning, Strategy and Competitiveness, including the design and the scientific coordination of a Post Graduation in “Foresight, Strategy and Innovation”, advanced training seminars in “Scenario Planning and Strategic Agility” and “Strategy and Leadership”, in ISEG – Lisboa School of Management and Economics / Lisbon University. Born in 1969 in Lisbon, Paulo has a PhD in Management Sciences in the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, with a thesis entitled: “Scenarios as a tool to give context and sense to Weak Signals in a process of Competitive Intelligence”. Paulo graduated in Economics in 1994 (ISEG), concluded a Master in Economics and Management of Science and Technology (ISEG) in 1997 and a Master in Foresight and Strategy (Portuguese Institute for Financial and Fiscal Studies) in 1998.