Hugo Pereira holds a PhD in Marine Biotechnology from the University of Algarve. He is currently the innovation manager of the GreenCoLAB – Green Ocean Technologies and Products Collaborative Laboratory. Previously, he was a research collaborator in the MarBiotech group (Centre of Marine Sciences, Portugal) and in the R&D departments of Necton S.A. (Belamandil, Portugal) and Allmicroalgae (Pataias, Portugal). He holds more than 12 years of experience in microalgal biotechnology, covering most of whole value chain, from strain bioprospection, to the development of novel products for different biotechnological applications. Hugo has 48 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters and performed 7 oral communications in international conferences. He has participated in different national (SEABIOMED, ALGACO2, ALGAVALOR, VALORMAR) and international projects (SABA, ALGARED+, MAGNIFICENT, SIMBA, PROFUTURE) related to microalgal biotechnology.