António Braz dos Santos Costa
General Manager, CITEVE – Portuguese Technological Centre for Textile and Clothing Industries
Born in Portugal, António Braz dos Santos Costa is 52 years old. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minho in 1989 and in Advanced Public Management from the National Institute of Administration in 2008. Since January 2000, he works as General Manager at CITEVE – Portuguese Technological Centre for Textile and Clothing Industries, also as CEO at CeNTI – Centre of Nanotecnology and Smart Materials, since April 2012.
CITEVE is a European reference institute that provides technological support and services to companies acting in the textile and clothing business. Product design and development, prototyping, testing and applied R&D oriented to innovative applications are included in its service portfolio that also includes consultancy, training and fashion intelligence.
CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, is a research institute specialized in nanotechnology, functional materials, smart materials, printed electronics and additive technologies applied to textile sector, among others, mainly developing solutions for Automotive & Aeronautics, Architecture & Construction and Health, Security & wellbeing.
Braz Costa is member of the board of CEiiA, Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Mobility Industries (automotive and aeronautics) since 2007, as well as President of AFTEBI, a Technology School, specialized in technical post-secondary) level 5) training.
At international level, he is President of Textranet, the European Network of Textile Research Organizations as well as Vice President of Textile ETP, European Technological Platform for the future of Textiles and Clothing.