2012 Carnegie Mellon Portugal Student Orientation in Portugal

Date: October 12, 2012
Place: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - V0.15/Space 24 (CMU Portugal CLASSROOM), at the Civil Pavilion
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/95q4mbo

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program is organizing the Orientation Day for the newly enrolled students who are starting their academic year 2012/2013 in Portugal, and for all the students that want to be a part of the event. The goal of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal team is to give valuable information about the Program, and living and studying in Portugal. The students will have the opportunity to share their experiences and to meet faculty that will explain what inspire them to become entrepreneurial.


10:30 – 11:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

11:00 – 11:10 Welcome to Lisbon
                       Arlindo de Oliveira, President, Instituto Superior Técnico of the
                       Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

11:10 – 11:25 Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Overview
                       João Barros, National Director, ICTI@Portugal

11:25 – 11:40 New Students Introductions

11:40 – 11:55 Proper Attribution
                        Luís Caires, Scientific Director, ICTI@Portugal

11:55 – 12:20 Student Matters (residence card, visa requirements, other issues)
        Sara Brandão, program manager, ICTI@Portugal
                        Lori Spears, associate director, ICTI@CMU

12:20 – 12:40 Expectations & Experience
                      Short presentations created by students about life in Portugal:
                            Susana Brandão, ECE Ph.D. Student
                            Leid Zejnilovic, TCE Ph.D. Student

12:40– 12:55 Alumni Chapter
                       Ricardo Oliveira, President, Portuguese CMU Alumni Chapter

12:55 - 14:15 Light Lunch

14:15 – 14:35 Technology Transfer at IST
Luis Caldas de Oliveira, Prof., Executive Board, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Relations and Technology Transfer, IST/UTL

14:35 – 14:55 Crowdfunding: Collaborative Way to Raise Funds for Ideas and Projects
                       Pedro Oliveira, faculty and founder of the Orange Bird

14:55 – 15:25 Closing Remarks
                       João Barros, National Director ICTI@Portugal