Helena Navas

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Helena Navas is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), Portugal, and a Researcher for the Unit for Research and Development in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (UNIDEMI). She represents the Portuguese Association for Quality (APQ) in the Portuguese Technical Standardization Committee on Research Activities, Development, and Innovation (RDI) and represents FCT NOVA in the Portuguese Standardization Committee on Project Management. She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Portuguese Society of Metrology (SPMet). She was a member of the International Executive Board of the European TRIZ Association (ETRIA) for the 2011–2012 term. She has been a columnist for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship newsletter since April 2014. She is a lean leader and completed the Six Sigma Black Belt Manufacturing course from The Lean Six Sigma Company. Professor Navas has been a guest speaker at several seminars, round tables, and events dedicated to innovation. She is a researcher, consultant, and trainer in innovation, systematic innovation, TRIZ methodology, and lean and continuous improvement.

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