Helder da Silva is the founder of the Nenita Sá Engineering Foundation (NSEF). Preeminent supporter of Bissau Guinean's education transformation, who is from Bissau, is a Graduate Engineer with the degree of BEng Hons in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with specialisation in electrical power engineering.
He developed his research work for an MPhil and PhD on design for a manufacture of permanent magnet synchronous servomotors with University of East London. This research was sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Control Techniques Dynamics Ltd in Andover, Hampshire, where he carried out the work. During this research sponsorship period, he attended training courses on both electromagnetic design and thermal analysis for electric motors and generators with Motor Design Ltd and CFD with ANSYS UK. At present apart from developing the NSEF project, he is developing also his business for motor design, thermal analysis and manufacturing processes. Helder's main interest is in the development of engineering and environmental education, and R&D works on farming industry, renewable energy and power electronics integrated in the electric motor systems.