André Oliveira has a degree in Aerospace Engineering from IST in Portugal, and is an alumnus of the International Space University (ISU) SSP06, Space Systems analysis and design department, as well as an alumnus of IMD in Lausanne for business leadership. After 2,5 years at ESA-ESTEC working on smart structures and multi-body dynamics, André spent 14 years at the TEKEVER group where he was responsible for all R&D activities in the domains of Aerospace, Defence and Security with a focus on small satellites, drones, remote sensing and soldier systems. He’s been subject matter expert at EUROCAE, RTCA and NATO since 2011 on multi-domain unmanned systems and soldier energy systems. André also supports the EC as expert evaluator for the Space theme and EDF and is an active member of the Commission’s expert group on Policies & Programmes relevant to EU Space, Defence and Aeronautics Industry. André has been involved in winning and successfully completing over 60 R&D contracts and has managed and coordinated directly 14 international projects.
Since 2019, André splits his time between the +ATLANTIC Collaborative Laboratory and CEiiA, dedicating his time to Space projects related to remote sensing and the setup of the NewSpace Portugal Agenda under the Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan.