Inaugural Symposium "Carnegie Mellon Portugal: An Entrepreneurial University-Industry Ecosystem in ICT"

Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Venue: Salão Nobre, Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal (Alameda Campus; http://www.ist.utl.pt/en/about-IST/location/)

Agenda 

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome Coffee and Registration 

 

10:00 – 11:15 Opening Session

                        Welcome:
                        
António Cruz Serra, Rector, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

                        Chairs:
                        
José Marques dos Santos, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 
                        Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and Rector of the Universidade do Porto
                        James H. Garrett Jr., Dean of the College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

                        Roadmap for Phase II: 
                        “ICT Portugal: An Entrepreneurial Research Initiative”
                        
João Claro, National Director, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

                        Keynote:
                        Duplex Characteristics of Shared Vision and Understanding in the 
                        Research Business
                        
Sir John O’Reilly, Chairman of the External Review Committee of the 
                        Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and Vice-Chancellor of the Cranfield University

                        Miguel Seabra, President, Foundation for Science and Technology
                        Leonor Parreira, Secretary of State for Science 

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11:15 – 11:30
Coffee-Break with Demos and Posters
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11:30 – 13:00 Towards an Environment for Creative Science and High-Growth Ventures

                        Chair: Luigia Aiello, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
                        Moderator: João Barros, Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto
                        Speakers: 
                        Henrique Madeira, Vice-Rector, Universidade de Coimbra
                        Francisco Veloso, Dean, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics
                        Rogério Carapuça, Chairman, Novabase
                        Priya Narasimhan, Carnegie Mellon University
                        José Epifânio da Franca, Chairman and CEO, Portugal Ventures
                        Paulo Marques, CTO, Feedzai

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13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
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14:00 – 15:00 Case Studies of Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives

                        Moderator: Ed Schlesinger, Carnegie Mellon University
                        Speakers: 
                        João Paulo Cunha, Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto 
                        Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University
                        João Paulo Costeira, Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
                        David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University

15:00 – 16:30 Engaging Sessions

 

I) Bridging Science and Market
Venue: Amphitheater VA4
 

II) Building and Exploiting
Test Beds
Venue: Amphitheater VA1
 

III) Fostering Inter-Disciplinary Research
Venue: Amphitheater VA2
 

Coordinator and Rapporteur:
Mário Zenha-Rela, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade de Coimbra

Pedro Oliveira, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Hugo Vieira, Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade de Lisboa

Bernardo Motta, Founder and Manager, Observit

Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon University

José Mendonça, President, INESC Porto

Coordinator and Rapporteur:
Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University

Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University

Rui Avelãs Nunes, Business Development Manager for Energy & Mobility, Critical Software

Rui Meireles, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science (Universidade do Porto and Carnegie Mellon University)

Michel Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto

Paulo Ferrão, Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL), Director of the MIT Portugal Program

Coordinator and Rapporteur: Nuno Nunes, Universidade da Madeira

Marija Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University

Paulo Luz, Energy & Utilities Sector Managing Director in Portugal, CGI

Ana Venâncio, Alumna in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Católica-Lisbon, and Carnegie Mellon University)

Maria Gil, Managing Director, Novabase Capital

Valentina Nisi, Universidade da Madeira

Nuno Correia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCTUNL), Director of the UT Austin Portugal Program

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16:30 – 16:45
Coffee-Break
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16:45 – 17:30 Wrap-up of the Engaging Sessions

                        Chairs: Joel Moses, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and 
                        Tariq Durrani, University of Strathclyde
                        Rapporteurs: 
                        
Nuno Nunes, Universidade da Madeira
                        Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University
                        Mário Zenha-Rela, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade de Coimbra

 

17:30 – 18:00 Closing Session                        

                        Arlindo Oliveira, President, Instituto Superior Técnico of the 
                        Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
                        James H. Garrett Jr., Dean of the College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
                        Sir John O’Reilly, Chairman of the External Review Committee of the 
                        Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and Vice-Chancellor of the Cranfield University
                        José M.F. Moura, Director at CMU, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
                        Carlos Oliveira, Secretary of State for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness 
                        and Innovation

 

 

 

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About Lisbon: http://www.visitlisboa.com/Home_UK.aspx .
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Article about the Symposium: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=4626