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Ana Tavares

RDD Textiles


Graduated in Chemical Engineering, Ana started her professional career in the University of Leibniz in Hannover, Germany, joining a research group in the area of materials for biomedical applications for 2 years.

She led the sustainability department of a dyeing, finishing & coating mill (Tintex Textiles) for 5 years, focused on product and service innovation, ensuring process certification and traceability.

Until March 2021, she was responsible for Communication and Partnerships at Smartex, a start-up that develops technology based on artificial intelligence to detect defects in the production of circular knits from where she left to coordinate the Strategic Agenda for Sustainable, Bio and Circular Economy at CITEVE, the technological center for the textile and clothing industries in Portugal.

Currently, Ana is the CEO of RDD, a joint venture between Valerius Group and Pangaia, that develop and scale up technologies for the textile industry.

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