2011 Carnegie Mellon Portugal Student Orientation Day in Portugal

Date: September 24th, 2011
Place: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal :: Building I room -105 (map ; map in jpg)
Registration Form: http://tinyurl.com/3tnd9k4

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program is organizing the Orientation Day for the newly enrolled students who are starting their academic year 2011/2012 in Portugal, as well as for the students that are coming to Portugal for the first time. The goal of the event is to give the opportunity to these students to learn more about the partnership, the alumni chapter, and also about the role of the Science and Technology Park as an Interface between the University and the Market in Portugal. This year the Orientation Day will be held in Porto on September 24th, and the chosen venue is the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP).


10:30 – 11:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

11:00 – 11:10 Welcome to Porto
                      Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, Dean, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto*

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

11:25 – 11:40 New Students Introductions

11:40 – 11:55 Proper Attribution
                       Francisco Veloso, Scientific Director, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

11:55 – 12:10 Students Matters (residence card, visa requirements, other issues)

12:10 – 12:30 Expectations & Experience 
                      Short presentations created by students about life in Portugal
                            • Vikram Gupta, Ph.D. student in ECE
                            • Rui Meireles, Ph.D. student in CS

12:30– 12:45 Alumni Chapter 
                     Nuno Seixas, Luís Costa e Ricardo Caetano, CMU Portuguese Alumni Chapter

12:45– 14:15 Light Lunch

14:15 – 14:35 The Role of the Science and Technology Park as an Interface between the University and the Market
Felipe Ávila da Costa, UPTEC                    

14:35 – 14:55 From Research to the Market
                      Hugo Gonçalves and Leonel Ramos, Founders, Efisenergy

14:55 – 15:15 Differentiation through Innovation in a Global Market
                      Paulo Ferreira dos Santos, CEO, Tomorrow Options

15:15 – 15:35 Innovation and Competitiveness
                      Francisco Fonseca, CEO, Anubisnetworks

15:35 – 15:55 Closing Remarks 
                       João Barros, National Director, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

*to be confirmed