1st Joint Conference and Exhibition of the International Partnerships 

Fostering Science & Innovation Ecosystems: Portugal - USA Partnerships

 

 IPC 2015 logo  Date: May 28 - 29, 2015
Venue: Palácio Foz, Lisbon
Streaming: http://live.fccn.pt/fct/fsie/
Transportation will be provided (partnerships members): form
Email: ipartnerships.conference@utenportugal.org
Invitation: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5910 

 
 

 

On May 28-29, 2015, the International Partnerships - CMU Portugal, MIT Portugal and UT Austin Portugal -, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, will hold the 1st Joint Conference and Exhibition. The purpose of these events is to showcase the quality of the activities and outcomes of the partnerships to Portugal, the commitment and the high regard that the partnerships have in the US universities, and the strength and quality of the relationships that have been created.

Exhibition
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Highlighting the collaboration between Portuguese institutions and American universities.

8:30pm - 11:00pm        Science Dinner and Poster Exhibition    


Conference
Friday, May 29, 2015

8:30am – 9:00am    Participants Registration

9:00am – 10:15am Opening Session 

Chair: José M. Mendonça, Scientific Director, UTEN Portugal

CMU Portugal Program
João Claro, National Director
José M.F. Moura, Director at CMU

MIT Portugal Program
Paulo Ferrão, National Director
Bruce Tidor, Acting Director at MIT

UT Austin Portugal Program
Fernando Santana, National Director
Marco Bravo, Director at UT Austin

Fostering Science & Innovation Ecosystems: Portugal-USA Partnerships
Jimmy Hsia, Vice Provost for International Programs and Strategy, CMU
Bernd Widdig, Director of International Affairs, MIT
Juan Sanchez, Vice President for Research, UT Austin

António Cruz Serra, Rector of the Universidade de Lisboa, CRUP Representative
Maria Arménia Carrondo, President, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Leonor Parreira, Secretary of State for Science

10:15am – 10:50am Keynote 

Full STEAM Ahead for Growth
The Seminal Role of ICT and the Knowledge Triangle of Research, Higher Education and Innovation

Sir John O’Reilly, FREng HonFIET, Chairman of NICC (Standards) Ltd., former Director-General for Knowledge and Innovation, UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

10:50am – 11:10am Coffee break with Poster Session 

11:10am – 1:00pm  

Panel A - Transforming Graduate Education in Portugal

Chair: António Rendas, Rector of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, CRUP Representative in the Board of Directors, UT Austin Portugal Program

Keynote: Jimmy Hsia, Vice Provost for International Programs and Strategy, CMU

Highlight talks
André Martins, Research Scientist, Priberam Labs
António Neves Silva, Project Manager - Innovation & Markets, Veolia
Paulo Vicente, Assistant Professor, Universidade Nova Lisboa; Founder/CEO Bagabaga Studios

Roundtable
Elsa Henriques, Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico
Isabel Rocha, Professor, Universidade do Minho
Nuno Correia, Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Nuno Nunes, President, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI)

 1:00pm – 2:10pm     Networking Lunch with Poster Session 

2:10pm – 4:00pm     

Panel B - Investing in World-class Research

Chair: Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, Rector of the Universidade do Porto, CRUP Representative in the Board of Directors, CMU Portugal Program

Keynote: Bruce Tidor, Acting Director at MIT, MIT Portugal Program

Highlight talks
Brian Korgel, Emerging Technologies
Maria Pereira, Head of Adhesive Technologies, Gecko Biomedical
Susana Sargento, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Veniam'Works

Roundtable
Adélia Sequeira, Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico
Afreen Siddiqi, Research Scientist, MIT
Paula Vilarinho, Professor, Universidade de Aveiro
Peter Steenkiste, Professor, CMU

4:00pm – 4:20pm     Coffee break with Poster Session 

4:20pm – 6:20pm  

Panel C - Enhancing Innovation for Social and Economic Impact

Chair: José Carlos Caldeira, President, Agência Nacional de Inovação

Keynote: Gregory Pogue, IC2 Institute, UT Austin

Highlight talks
Aurora Teixeira, UTEN Portugal, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto
Gonçalo Amorim, Building Global Innovators
Pedro Oliveira, Project Leader and Principal Investigator, Patient Innovation
Pedro Pinto, Founder and CEO, Take the Wind

Roundtable
Diamantino Lopes, Co-founder and CEO, Metablue
Jorge Salles Gomes, CEO, Brisa Inovação
Paulo Marques, Co-founder and CTO, Feedzai
Priya Narasimhan, Professor, CMU

6:20pm – 7:00pm    Closing Session 

James H. Garrett, Dean, CMU’s College of Engineering
Bernd Widdig, Director of International Affairs, MIT
Robert Peterson, Associate Vice President for Research, UT Austin
Pedro Carneiro, Vice President, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

IPC 2015 logos 

Organizing Committee
João Claro, National Director, CMU Portugal Program
José M.F. Moura, Director at CMU, CMU Portugal Program
José M. Mendonça, Scientific Director, UTEN Portugal
Paulo Ferrão, National Director, MIT Portugal Program
Bruce Tidor, Acting Director at MIT, MIT Portugal Program
Fernando Santana, National Director, UT Austin Portugal Program
Marco Bravo, Director at UT Austin, UT Austin Portugal Program

Executive Directors of the International Partnerships
Luís Meneses Nazaré, UTEN Portugal
Miguel Carvalho, MIT Portugal Program
Pedro Madeira, UT Austin Portugal Program
Sara Brandão, CMU Portugal Program

Coordination of the Event
Alexandra Carvalho Vieira, Head of Communications and Events, CMU Portugal Program
Ana Lopes, Events Support, CMU Portugal Program
Silvia Castro, Communications Director, MIT Portugal Program