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Encontro Ciência 2020 “Warm up Session” with CMU Portugal Director Rodrigo Rodrigues

This year’s edition of Encontro Ciência 2020 will be preceded  by three Warm up Sessions starting in Lisbon on October 14th. This first session entitled “Rebuilding Portugal through knowledge, jobs and digital transformation” will take place at Pavilhão do Conhecimento with online streaming and will have CMU Portugal National Director Rodrigo Rodrigues as one of the speakers.

The two other Warm up sessions will take place on October 21 and 26 in Ponte de Sor and Porto. For more information about these sessions and this edition of Encontro Ciência  please visit the Summit website.

Encontro Ciência 2020 , the main Science and Technology Summit in Portugal will take place on November 2nd, 3nd and 4rd at the Lisbon Congress Centre. This year main topic will be the importance and challenges of science, research and innovation in the recovery of Portugal in times of pandemic, making our country and Europe more resilient, more digital, greener, more social and more global.

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“Rebuilding Portugal through knowledge, jobs and digital transformation”

Date: October
Time: 11am – 1pm (Lisbon time)
Location: Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Lisbon) and online streaming at Encontro de Ciência webpage


  • Manuel Heitor (Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education) – Videoconference
  • José Paulo Esperança (Vice President, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia)


  • Cátia Batista (Associate Professor at NOVA School of Business and Economics)
  • Célia Reis (Altran CEO )
  • Liliana Ferreira (Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS Executive Director)
  • Rodrigo Rodrigues (CMU Portugal Program Director, Full Professor at IST and researcher at INESC-ID)


  • Helena Canhão – Ciência 2020 Commissioner (NOVA Medical School)
  • Pedro Oliveira – Ciência 2020 Commissioner (Copenhagen Business School and NOVA School of Business and Economics)


Start date

Oct. 14, 2020

11:00 am

End Date

Oct. 14, 2020

1:00 pm