Startup's Challenges and the BGI 5th Edition Presentation

Date: April 29, 2014    Hour: 5:30pm

Venue: UPTEC (Auditorium of the Central Building, Alfredo Allen Street, n.o455/461), Porto     

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The 5th Edition of the Building Global Innovators (BGI) Competition is open! This year the tracks areOcean Economy; Smart Cities & Industrial Tech; Medical Technologies & HealthIT; Enterprise IT & Smart Data.  BGI focuses in creating global value propositions that are leverage on technology-based entrepreneurship and marketable innovations. This competition results from the partnership between MIT, Sloan Business School, Deshpande Center for Innovation, ISCTE-IUL and MIT-Portugal. The deadline to submit applications is May 20, 2014. More information available at 


5:30pm Welcome Words by Carlos Brito, from UPTEC 
5:40pm Debate
    – Alexandra Xavier, INESC Porto
    – Carlos Brito, UPTEC
    – Diamantino Lopes, Metablue, Alumni BGI
    – Gonçalo Amorim, Building Global Innovators
    – João Claro, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
    – Pedro Almeida, Fraunhofer Portugal
18h30 Networking