9:00 Registration

9:20 Welcome Session

Moderator: Manuel Heitor, Conference Chairman; Head EDAM PhD Program at IST; Director, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, IST Lisboa

  • António Rendas, Rector of Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Bruce Tidor, MIT Portugal, Acting Director at MIT
  • Paulo Ferrão, MIT Portugal, Director in Portugal
  • Paulo Pereira, Member of the Board, Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, FCT

10:00 Session I: Science transforming our lives

Moderator: João Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

  • Maria José Pereira, Head of Adhesive Technologies at Gecko Biomedical (PhD in Bioengineering, 2013; MIT Portugal Alumna) "Life Sciences & Healthcare: how to bring innovation to patients
  • João Fernandes, Scientist, R&D Medical Devices at Hovione (PhD in Engineering Design, 2015; MIT Portugal Alumnus) “Enabling the society of tomorrow through Engineering Design: case-studies in the pharmaceutical industry"
  • Carlos Lima de Azevedo, Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, SMART; (PhD in Transportation Systems, 2015; MIT Portugal Alumnus) "Simulating Urban Mobility: a Case-study on Autonomous Mobility On-Demand"
  • Manuela Bairos, Portuguese Consul at New York City “MIT Portugal and the Portuguese in Boston: lessons learned”

Discussants: João Crespo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Elsa Henriques, IST Lisboa

11:00- 11:30 Coffee Break & Poster session I ( pdf Abstract Book

11:30 Session II: Shaping cities – the challenge of sustainable urban ecosystems

Moderators: Luis Picado Santos, IST; Pedro Arezes, U Minho

  • Jennifer Dungs, Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Berlin “Mobility of the Future – the Chance for Innovation
  • Andre Dias, CEIIA “Mobi-me: lessons learned and future challenges”
  • Filipe Joel Soares, INESC TEC “Research towards Urban Sustainability”
  • Teresa Almeida, Council of Lisbon “Transforming the city: challenges and opportunities in Lisbon”

Discussants: Paulo Ferrão, IN+/IST

13:00- 14:15  Lunch & Poster Session II (Abstract Book

14:15 Session III: Translational research towards new frontiers of life

Moderator: Lino Ferreira, CNC, Coimbra, Joaquim Sampaio Cabral, IST LIsboa

  • Ingeborg Friehs, Childrens Hospital, Cardiac Surgery, Boston, MA "How to mend a broken heart"
  • Teresa Alves, CEO, GenIbet “Integrating translational research and cGMP production”
  • Paula Martins de Jesus, CSO, Novartis, "The Changing Paradigm in Heart Failure”".
  • Otília Vieira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Cardiovascular Disease Predictors from Lipidomic Analysis - Translation from the Laboratory Bench to the Hospital Bedside”

Discussants: Daniela Couto, Cell2B; Bruce Tidor, MIT

15:30 -16:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session III (Abstract Book

16:00 Session IV: New Horizons - lightening the unknown

Moderator: Manuel Heitor, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, IST

  • Nuno Ferrand, Director, CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto “Bio-inspired design”
  • António José Pontes, Instituto de Polímeros e Compósitos; I3N, Instituto de Nanoestruturas, Nanomodelação e Nanofabricação, Universidade do Minho “Smart and Innovative Solutions for Car Multimedia”
  • António Vidigal, EDP Innovation “Windfloat: challenges and new paradigms for energy production and distribution”
  • Doug Hart, MIT, MIT-Portugal Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship “Ocean Robotics: building new leaning environments”
  • Artur Costa, CEIIA, and Rui Pimentel Santos, IN+, IST Lisboa “+atlantic: an agenda towards the sustainable exploration of Atlantic”

Discussants: António Sarmento, WAVEC; Francisco Pires, FEUP

17:30 Closing Session

  • Paulo Ferrão, MIT Portugal Director in Portugal
  • Bruce Tidor, MIT Portugal, Acting Director at MIT
  • Manuel Heitor, Conference Chairman

18:00 Social Event and Poster award