The 8th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 28-30, 2014

Dr. Carla Costa

Assistant Porfessor, Maastricht University

Dr. Carla Costa is an assistant professor at Maastricht University. In addition to her teaching, she continues to research strategy in industrial organization, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Dr. Costa excels in supporting the development of technology-based companies. Additionally, she has helped with the development of the biotech industry in Portugal as a researcher, and later worked to establish links with venture capital and business angels. Since 1994, she has taken on top management positions with companies such as, The Portuguese Innovation Relay Centre, Multisector, Stab Biotech Holding and Biocodex.

In 2011, during the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, she was acknowledged with an honorable mention in the Best Paper Award.

Dr. Costa received her bachelor's degree in business management and her master's degree in engineering policy and innovation management. She attended Carnegie Mellon University, where she received her doctorate degree in technological change.