Biomedical startup Adapttech announced the hire of four new employees on March 8, International Women’s Day: Carla Sampaio, Leonor Valente, Carlota Armillas, and Leonor Monteiro. They join Adapttech with study and work experience across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, known collectively as STEM. Women have been underrepresented in STEM professions, but the proportion is growing, from 8 percent in 1970 to 27 percent in 2019.
Sampaio, a full stack developer, joined Adapttech, Birmingham, England, having earned her degree in electronic engineering and informatics. She is currently completing a master’s degree in informatics engineering.
Valente, a digital marketer, has a degree in marketing management and a master’s degree in digital marketing.
Armillas, a product designer, earned her joint honors in industrial design engineering and mechanical engineering and her master’s degree in engineering for sustainable development.
Monteiro, the first new hire into Adapttech’s internship program, is a third-year student at NOVA School of Science and Technology studying biomedical engineering. She is working with the biomedical team to support the development of Adapttech’s inaugural product, the INSIGHT System, which is designed to improve the fitting process of lower-limb prostheses.
“I am thrilled to welcome our four new team members who bring an impressive range of knowledge and experience between them,” said Frederico Carpinteiro, Adapttech founder. “We look forward to having these women on the team and learning from their wealth of expertise. We have a busy schedule of opportunities in the coming year to share INSIGHT with our customers and grow our overall product offering so it is an exciting time for us to be expanding our team.”