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1st Innovation in Aeronautics Roundtable: Fostering Global Supply Networks for the Aeronautics Industry in Portugal

1st Innovation in Aeronautics Roundtable: Fostering Global Supply Networks for the Aeronautics Industry in Portugal
Date: 16th January 2015 | 09h30-16h00
Venue: INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal

The Innovation in Aeronautics Roundtables is a series of debates designed with the purpose to foster the exchange of ideas between different players on critical issues on aeronautical development. The goal is to discuss research results and directions using complementary viewpoints from industrial partners, in order to allow the development of a comprehensive perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced by the aeronautics. More specifically, issues regarding the uncertainty in which the industry is expected to develop, fostering a global perspective in the discussion, and addressing the critical issues of skills development in and for the industry are expected to be discussed.

These roundtables are organized in the scope of the Entrepreneurial Research Initiative – Innovation Dynamics in Aeronautics and Embraer in Évora: Towards a Distributed Platform for Entrepreneurial Initiatives, New Employment and Skills Development -, of the CMU Portugal Program, funded by FCT.


09h30 Welcome

Artur Pimenta Alves (INESC TEC / FEUP)


Joana Mendonça (IN+ / IST)

09h45 Keynote Speech

John Whalley (Aerospace Wales Forum)

10h30 Global Supply Networks in Uncertainty


Ricardo Reis (Embraer)


Nuno Ferreira (IN+/IST) – Actors, trust and autonomy in the aeronautics industry

Ana Cristina Barros (INESC TEC) – Forming and managing supply networks

Maria João Corte-Real (IN+/IST) – Skill specialization in the aeronautics industry


Júlio Martins (Idea.M)

Sérgio Oliveira (PEMAS)

11h45 Coffee Break

12h00 From Lab to Market, From Market to Lab


José Sampaio (INEGI)


Hugo Faria (INEGI) – Advanced materials for the aeronautics industry

Cláudio Santos (INESC TEC) – Developing a firm’s technology strategy

Joana Mendonça (IN+/IST) – Challenges for the integration of entrepreneurial initiatives


Celeste Pereira (HPS)

João Claro (CMU Portugal Program)

13h15 Lunch

14h30 Technology Development for Aeronautics


Manuel de Freitas (IDMEC)


Anabela Reis (IN+/IST) – On the technological change in aeronautics: the wing evolution

Jaime Bonnin (CMU/IST) – Role of additive manufacturing in aeronautics: feasibility analysis through process-based cost modelling of metal components

Francisco Cunha (CEIIA) – Center of Aeronautics Engineering


José Neves (GMV)

Gustavo Dias (Critical Materials)

15h45 Closing

Ana Cristina Barros (INESC TEC)

16h00 Coffee/ Networking