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Orientation Day in Portugal: Innovation Strategies in Established Companies

Orientation Day 2015 in Aveiro, Portugal
CMU Portugal Program:
“Innovation Strategies in Established Companies”
With the beginning of a new academic year, we usually organize an event to welcome the newly enrolled students and the students that are arriving in Portugal for the first time. This year it is not an exception, and we have the involvement of the Alumni Chapter. The Orientation Day is scheduled for October 17th, in Aveiro, which is known as “The Venice of Portugal.” PT Inovação will be the host of the workshop and the theme will be “CMU Portugal Program: Innovation Strategies in Established Companies.” (please register here)

We are currently a community of more than 600 young and senior researchers from all over the world, that together contribute to the mission of the CMU Portugal Program, which is to create new knowledge in key focused areas of ICT by means of cutting edge research, world-class graduate education and a close connection with the Portuguese industry, aiming at placing Portugal at the forefront of Science and Innovation. Please note that this event is also open to all the students and alumni that are in Portugal at the time.

October 17th, 2015 :: Aveiro
Preliminary Agenda
(transportation will be provided from Porto and Lisbon to and from Aveiro :: form)

10:00am Registration
Venue: Oficina do Doce, Aveiro

10:15am Student Reception
Welcome Words
Students & Alumni Introductions
Student Matters

10:45am Pastry Workshop & Boat Trip in Ria de Aveiro

1:00pm Networking Lunch
Venue: PT Inovação, Aveiro

Workshop: “CMU Portugal Program: Innovation Strategies in Established Companies”

2:20pm Welcome Words
Alcino Lavrador, CEO, PT Inovação

2:40pm CMU Portugal Program Insights
João Claro, National Director, CMU Portugal Program

3:00pm Lightning Talks
Filipe Condessa, Dual Degree Ph.D. Student in ECE, IST/CMU
Manuel Loureiro, Dual Degree Ph.D. Student in EPP, FEUP/CMU

3:30pm Keynote: Building Bridges with the Scientific System as Enabler of Innovation
Alcino Lavrador, CEO, PT Inovação

3:50pm Roundtable on “Innovation Strategies in Established Companies”
João Paulo Costeira, researcher and professor at ISR/IST and scientific director of the CMU Portugal Program (moderator)
Alcino Lavrador, CEO, PT Inovação
Ricardo Cabral, ECE alumnus (IST/CMU) and computer vision researcher
Ricardo Marques, MSIN alumnus (UA/CMU) and senior software engineer, OutSystems

5:20pm Closing Remarks
João Claro, National Director, CMU Portugal Program

(more information about the speakers will be provided as soon as possible)