Preliminary Program

Monday, May 28th

9:00 – 9:30      Registration

9:30 -10:00     Opening Session

  • António Cunha, Rector of the University of Minho
  • Miguel Seabra, President of FCT

10:00 -11:15    Key-Note Lecture "Climate and the Clean Energy Future: Opportunity or Train Wreck?"

  • Ernest Moniz, MIT

Chairman: António Cunha, Rector UMinho

Discussants: António Vidigal, EDP Inovação; Paulo Ferrão, MIT Portugal

11:15 -11:45      Coffee Break

11:45- 13:00      Innovation Systems for Economic Development
  • José Estabil, MIT

Cairman: Manuel Mota, UMinho
Discussants:Gonçalo Amorim, MIT Portugal Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative; Sebastian Pfotenhauer, MIT

13:00-14:30      Lunch and Poster Session

14:30-15:45      Economic Impact: Leverage and Case Studies

  • António Cardoso Pinto, ADIRA
  • José Valente, IBER-OLEFF
  • José Oliveira, COLEP
  • André Pina, Watt-IS
  • Cristiana Paulo, Matera
  • Bruno Sommer Ferreira, SilicoLife

Chairman: António Torres Marques, FEUP

15:45-16:30     Coffee Break and Poster Session

16:30-18:30      Scientific and Technological Impact: Opening New dimensions

Green Island Project
  • João Peças Lopes, INESC Porto
  • Steve Connors, MIT
Smart Galp Project
  • João Nuno Mendes, GALP
Stem Cells and and Regenerative Medicine Network
  • Lino Ferreira, U Coimbra
Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Manuel Freitas, IST
Transportation Systems
  • António Pais Antunes, U Coimbra

21:45      Concert by the University of Minho Orchestra

Tuesday, May 29th

9:00 – 10:00      Education and Scientific Impact

Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing, Bioengineering, Transportation Systems, Sustainable Energy Systems

Chairpersons: Area Coordinators and MIT Portugal Students

10:00-10:30      Coffee Break

10:30-11:30      MIT Portugal Initiatives – Reaching the Society

Dava Newman, MIT
Daniela Couto, Cell2B
Gonçalo Mendes, MIT Portugal Energy Club
Rui Bonifácio,  Continental-Mabor
Sara Matias, E3 Forum

11:30-12:15     Focus on Leaders - Students’ Pitch

Chairpersons: Isabel Rocha, UMinho;  Lígia Rodrigues, UMinho;  Frederico Ferreira, IST

12:15-13:00      Award ceremony and Closing session

13:00                  Lunch