Pedro Grilo, MSc
BIOREF - Laboratório Colaborativo (CoLAB)
After graduating in 2017, I start working at Sonae MC as a commercial manager for private label (food department). A great experience in which I was able to learn about the retail business and what it takes to get the best quality products to the customers, on price, organoleptic and design perspectives.
After 1 year, I decided to leave Sonae MC to start a business of my own, I have always had this objective since I was a kid and felt that the time was right. I launched a brand of portable ashtrays (Beatabag) so that smokers can store their cigarette butts wherever they are, instead of throwing them on the ground and hurting our environment.
In July 2020 I started working on BIOREF – Laborório Colaborativo para as Biorrefinarias as a scientific researcher. I was missing working with science and engineering and I´ve always had an interest in biorefineries technology, so this was a perfect opportunity for me.