UTEN Portugal - Annual Conference 2013

“Internationalization, Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Exchange”

Dates: October 28-29, 2013
Venue: Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto (Porto, Portugal)

In conjunction with ALTEC 2013, XV Latin-Iberoamerican Congress on Technology Management


DAY 1 (Open to Public)


             José Manuel Mendonça, UTEN Scientific Director, President of INESC Porto
             José Marques dos Santos, Vice-President of the Council of Rectors of the Portuguese Universities
             Mark Calhoun, Chairman of the Advisory Board, IC2 Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

11:30PANEL I: Technology Commercialization in Latin America

              Moderator: João Claro, University of Porto, CMU|Portugal

              11:35-12:15: Key-note speakers

                                   Juan Pablo Ortega, Public Utility Company of Medellín (EPM), former Executive Director of Rutan, Medellín, Colombia
                                   Carlos Ross, Director of the Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CGIE), UT Austin, IC2 Institute, Monterey, Mexico

              12:15-12:30: Round table discussion

                                    Elsie Echeverri-Carroll, UT Austin, IC2 Institute
                                    Maria Oliveira, University of Porto, UPIN

               12:30-13:00: Q&A and dialogue with the audience

13:00 Lunch

14:00 – PANEL II: Internationalization of Startups to Global Markets

             Moderator: Jorge Gonçalves, Vice-rector at University of Porto  

             14:05-14:30: Key-note speakers                                 

                                 Pedro Bizarro, co-Founder Feedzai, Portugal
                                 Gregory Pogue, UT Austin, IC2 Institute

             14:30-15:15: Round table discussion:

                                 José Franca, Chairman and CEO Portugal Ventures*    
                                 Anders Haugland, Managing Director of TTO in Bergen
                                 Tara Branstad, CTTEC Carnegie Mellon University

             15:15-15:30: Q&A and dialogue with the audience

15:30 – Coffee-break

16:00 – PANEL III: New technology venture opportunities in the Oil & Gas industry

             Moderator: Carlos Costa Pina, Member of Galp Energia’s Board of Directors and the Executive Committee*

             16:05-16:45: Key-note speakers

                                Carlos Pina Teixeira, CEO Eneida, Portugal
                                Manuel Parente, CEO Abyssal, Portugal

             14:30-15:00: Round table discussion:

                                 Paulo Ferrão, Instituto Superior Técnico, MIT|Portugal
                                 Paulo Santos, IPN incubator, University of Coimbra
                                 Max Green, UT Austin, IC2 Institute

              15:00-15:30: Q&A and dialogue with the audience


               Aurora Teixeira, University of Porto: UTEN Survey on Technology Transfer and Spin-offs in Portugal
               Marco Bravo, IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin, UT Austin-Portugal
               José Manuel Mendonça, UTEN Scientific Director, President of INESC Porto
               Miguel Seabra, President of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

*To be confirmed

18:00 – 20:00: SPECIAL EVENT (for selected companies for the Global Startup Program with UT Austin): Project Prioritization / Selection Tools

DAY 2 (By invitation only, location to be defined)

Training session for startup ventures current enrolled in the Global Startup initiative on business development, incubation, and acceleration under the UT Austin|Portugal Program

9:00–13:00: Session 1 (DEFINING VALUE)

                    Topic A: Figure of Merit Positioning and Valuation
                    Topic B: Market Articulation in the US
                    Project: Marriage of these two concepts in action

13:00 Lunch

14:30-17:30: Session 2 (WORKING SESSIONS)

                      Topic C: Build Company-focused Global Startup Project Strategies
                      Topic D: Establish Program Roadmaps with Priorities and Milestones