New Frontiers for a Sustainable Prosperity

8:30   Registration

9:00   Welcome Session

  • António Gomes Martins, Conference Chairman
  • Luis Godinho, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra; 
  • João Gabriel Silva, Rector of University of Coimbra;
  • António Cunha, Rector of University of Minho, Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP) representative at the MIT Portugal program PGC;
  • Pedro Carneiro, Vice President, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

9:30   Entrepreneurship at MIT Portugal Program

  • Keynote Speaker - Professor Charles Cooney, MIT 

 Exploring New Frontiers by Translating Ideas into Commercial Impact 

10:30 Discussion panel

  • Diana Fernandes, E3 Forum
  • Gonçalo Amorim, Director of the MIT Portugal Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and Building Global Innovators
  • João Nuno Moreira, University of Coimbra, Treat-U co-founder
  • José Costa, University of Coimbra, WSBP co-founder
  • Joseph Shamon, ‎Independent Board Advisor at MIT Portugal Program Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, Building Global Innovators
  • Teresa Mendes, President, Instituto Pedro Nunes, IPN
  • Moderator: Jorge Figueira, Industry Liason Officer, University of Coimbra

    11:30 Students' Research Highlights – Poster session

    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 New Frontiers in Science and Engineering

    14:00 New Frontiers in Sustainable Cities

    • António Gomes Martins, University of Coimbra
    • Susete Albuquerque,  EDP Distribuição
    • Claúdia Sousa, MPP student
    • Luís Seca, MPP Student
    • Miguel Moreira da Silva, REN & MPP alumnus ;

    14:50 New Frontiers in Stem Cell Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

    • Bruce Tidor, MIT
    • Francisco Santos, Cell2B Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder
    • Sezin Aday, MPP alumnus

    15:25 New Frontiers in Design and Manufacturing Approaches

     

  • Alexandre Ferreira da Silva, Universidade do Minho
  • Dava Newman, MIT
  • José Valente, Managing Director Iber-Oleff
  • Nuno Valverde, MPP student
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    16:00 Coffee break

      16:30 Best poster award

      16:45 Graduation ceremony

      17:30 Closing remarks

      MIT Portugal Program Directors: Dava Newman, Paulo Ferrão