João Costa is the innovation manager of the PIXEL Ports Project. Mr. Costa is innovation manager at XLAB, holding a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Ljubljana. He worked as a researcher in topological data analysis at the Institute Jozef Stefan, and has experience with project management, business development and marketing processes in the R&D. He is a senior researcher at the UNESCO AI research institute IRCAI and a lecturer on AI-related topics at the Barcelona Business School, ENEB. He also collaborates for 10+ years with the business development team at XLAB’s premium remote desktop product ISL Online, and was head of marketing at the bioinformatics SME Genialis.