Conference Agenda

9:30 / Opening Session

  • Chairs: João Sentieiro, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, and Dan Roos, MIT
  • Welcome addresses: Carla Pepe, Leaders for Technical Industries PhD student, and Esmeralda Dourado, SAG & Entrepreneurs Forum
  • Keynote: Engineering for better jobs, Steven Eppinger, MIT
  • Signing: Engineering Systems Consortium between engineering schools, associate laboratories and industrial research centers
  • Special remarks: José Mariano Gago, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and Prime Minister José Sócrates (to be confirmed)

10:45 / coffee break + poster session

11:15 / Sustainable energy and transportation systems: the Green Islands project

  • Chairs: Carlos Costa, Dean of FEUP, and Vianney Valès, CEO of SGC Energia
  • Keynote: Technology innovation to support long-termbusiness sustainability, Nicola de Blasio, ENI
  • Discussion: Paulo Ferrão, IST, António Mexia, CEO of EDP, Carlos Martins, CEO of Martifer, Luís Filipe Pereira, CEO of Efacec, Manuel Ferreira de Oliveira, CEO of GALP, João Peças Lopes, FEUP, André Pina, Sustainable Engineering Systems PhD student

12:30 / Uncertainty and dynamics in engineering problems: Portuguese cases

  • Chairs: José Pinto Paixão, Dean of FC-UL, and Alfredo Vicente Pereira, RAVE
  • Keynote: Flexibility in design: Maximizing expected value of engineering systems, Richard de Neufville, MIT
  • Discussion: José Viegas, IST, António Vidigal, CEO of EDP Inovação, Manuel Nunes, Siemens Portugal, Tiago Oliveira, Portucel, António Andrade, Transportation Systems PhD student

13:15 / Lunch & discussion with the deans of engineering

  • Addresses by Carlos Matos Ferreira, Dean of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), and José António Barros, President, Associação Empresarial de Portugal (AEP)
  • Remarks from deans of engineering: António M. Cunha, Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho (UMinho), Carlos Costa, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Fernando Santana, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), João Gabriel Silva, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCT-UC), and José Pinto Paixão, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FC-UL)

14:30 / Stem cell engineering for regenerative medicine: novel therapies

  • Chairs: Fernando Santana, Dean of FCT-UNL, and Carlos Faro, CNC & Biocant
  • Keynotes: Tissue engineering, Bob Langer MIT (by videoconference); Microengineered hydrogels for tissue engineering, Ali Khademhosseini, MIT
  • Discussion: Joaquim Sampaio Cabral, IST, Lino Ferreira, CNC & Universidade de Coimbra, Manuel Abecasis, Instituto Português de Oncologia, Manuela Gomes, 3Bs-IBB & UMinho, Rui Sousa, CEO of Stemmatters, Pedro Andrade, Bioengineering Systems PhD student

15:45 / Coffee break + poster session

16:15 / Materials and design-inspired products: products for the (new) mobility industry

  • Chairs: João Gabriel Silva, Dean of FCT-UC, and Isabel Furtado, CEO of TMG Automotive
  • Keynote: Research opportunities in electric vehicles, Joel Clark, MIT
  • Discussion: António M. Cunha, UMinho, Bernardo Macedo, CEO of SONAFI, Diamantino Costa, Vice-President of Critical Software, Francisca Duarte Pacheco, Ministério da Economia, Ricardo Almeida, Leaders for Technical Industries PhD student

17:30 / Closing session

  • Chairs: Luis Magalhães, Knowledge Society Agency, and Paulo Ferrão, MIT-Portugal
  • A view from a large EU company, Claúdia Vaz, DSM; Engineering Systems in the European context
  • Henk Sol, MIT-Portugal External Review Committee & TUDelft
  • Poster awards ceremony: Carlos Zorrinho, National Coordinator of the Lisbon Strategy, and Manuel Heitor, Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education