João Vasco Lopes has an integrated Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and a Master’s degree in Public Policies from ISCTE-IUL. He was for several years an Operations Engineer at the European Space Agency; Project Manager and responsible for the Earth Observation unit at the company EDISOFT.

He has been developing studies and publications in the area of public policy evaluation, having worked in the Office of Strategy and Studies of the Ministry of Economy.

He is a researcher at CoLABOR since 2019, where he works mainly on impact assessment of technologies on work and employment.