• From Technologies to the Market: Winning the Innovation Death Valley

    INNOVATE SME CONFERENCE

    10th Edition // 2020

    November 25th 2020

    Digital

    INNOVATIVE SME CONFERENCE

    10th Edition // 2020

    November 25th

    Digital

Speakers

Institutional Speakers

H.E. the President of the Portuguese Republic and Honorary President of COTEC Portugal

Professor Doutor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

H.E. the President of the Portuguese Republic and Honorary President of COTEC Portugal

Professor Doutor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Speakers

Aurora Baptista

CEO
BEEVERYCREATIVE

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Aurora Baptista
Academic background in Management (ISCTE), several post graduation programs (national and international). Member of several not for profit organizations related to social, cultural en climate change activities. Former consultant at Arthur Andersen/Deloitte and McKinsey, investor in statrt-ups, lover of technology, completely passionate for 3D Printing.

Eduardo Marçal Grilo

President of the General Council
University of Aveiro

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Eduardo Marçal Grilo
Licenciado e Doutorado pelo IST. Foi Presidente do Conselho Nacional de Educação entre 1992 e 1995. Ministro da Educação entre 1995 e 1999. Membro do Conselho de Administração da Fundação Gulbenkian entre 2000 e 2015. Actualmente é Presidente do Conselho Geral da Universidade de Aveiro e Membro do Conselho de Curadores da Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

Gonçalo Salazar Leite

President of the Monitoring Committee
COTEC SME Innovation Network

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Gonçalo Salazar Leite
COTEC Board member; Vicechairperson at Secil, previously CEO; Lecturer at Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics; Previously with Unilever, McKinsey&Co and Semapa. President of the Cement Association

Hanne Gielis

Innovation Manager
Materialise

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Hanne Gielis
As part of Materialise Mindware, the company’s advisory service for additive manufacturing, Hanne Gielis supports businesses to make the most of the technology’s potential. Since joining Materialise, Hanne is using her international strategic consulting background to support companies to find new applications for AM, to validate business cases for AM, and to scale AM ideas to certified solutions. With an academic background in economics together with hands-on start-up experience, she has developed a passion for co-creation, entrepreneurship and innovation, always looking to create a positive and meaningful impact.

Isabel Furtado

President of the Board
COTEC Portugal

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Isabel Furtado

Isabel Gonçalves Folhadela Furtado was born in 25th July 1961.

Since 2018, appointed as the first woman for Chairman of COTEC Portugal, the Portuguese National Association for Innovation, whose honorary president is Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Portugal´s President.

Attended basic  school in Toronto, Canada, and completed high school in Tunbridge Wells, England. Holds a degree in Economics by the University of Manchester

Isabel is a 3rd generation family member working at TMG – a private family-owned group, over 80 years old, and stands as a Member of the Board of Directors of TMG Group companies and Casa de Compostela.

Since 2008 is the CEO of TMG Automotive, one of the TMG Group companies that supplies premium most of premium OEM interiors.

Currently holds the following positions:

  • Chairman of COTEC Portugal
  • Vice presidente of  ATP (Portuguese Textile Association ).
  • Member of Board of Curators (  University of Minho ) 
  • Member of Board of Directors and Executive Board of CEIIA ( Engineering Centre )
  • President of High Council of Portuguese Family Business Association (APEF)
  • Member of General Council of AEP
  • Member of  General Council of  Forum da Competividade
  • Member of the Chancelaria das Ordens Honorificas
  • Member of the  Governance Committee of MIT- Portugal Program

In 2014, was awarded with the Industrial Order of Merit  ( Comendador ) insignia by the President of Portugal.

In July 2019, was awarded with Prémio D. Antónia Ferreira, a prize that distinguishes women for her accomplishments and career.

Jaime Sá

Member of the Board
Simoldes

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Jaime Sá
40 years career as a global international manager within Electronics and Automotive industries

João Castro

Associate Professor

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João Castro
Electrical Engineer and Computer Scientist from Universidade do Porto, Masters (ABD) from Instituto Superior Técnico and Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Extensive career in industry as project manager and director for technology and innovation projects for different industries. Currently Associate Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, School of Business and Economics Non-executive board member of large and small companies where he helps with a focus on topics such as product development, innovation and technology evolution

Madis Talmar

Assistant Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven TU)

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Madis Talmar
Madis Talmar is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology (NED) and a consultant for innovation programs in corporations. His research and consultancy activities focus on organizing ecosystem-based innovation. In that topic, he is also the lead author of the Ecosystem Pie Model toolbox (www.ecosystempie.com) that can help managers improve the quality of NPD and technology commercialization decisions by considering their ecosystem implications. As a consultant, he has designed and facilitated open innovation programs in organizations such as Red Eléctrica de España (ESP), RWE Generation (GER), Innogy (NED) and Swedegas (SWE). Previously, Madis has worked as a marketing manager in a manufacturing firm and as a team leader in two technology ventures.

Moisés Domingues

CEO
CODI

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Moisés Domingues
Iniciou a sua actividade profissional em 1982 como técnico projectista de moldes para injecção de polímeros, desde então tem feito caminho profissional ligado ao desenvolvimento de produtos em várias áreas tecnológicas, sendo também consultor e formador nas áreas de CAD, CAM e CAE e FA - Fabrico Aditivo, tendo iniciado a sua prática na impressão 3D em 1996 com a tecnologia de FDM. Sócio fundador e gestor da empresa CODI desde 1995, onde lidera uma equipa de Designers e Engenheiros no desenvolvimento de produtos, que recorrem diariamente às várias tecnologias de fabrico aditivo (Impressão 3D) para a prototipagem ou produção do produto final.

Paulo Bártolo

Industry 4.0 Lead & Head of the Manufacturing Group
University of Manchester

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Paulo Bártolo
Professor Catedrático do Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Aerospacial e Civil da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade de Manchester (Reino Unido); e Professor Convidado no Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (México) e no Indian Institute of Technology de Kharagpur (Índia). Na Universidade de Manchester lidera as actividades relacionadas com a Indústria 4.0; integra a comissão de coordenação da iniciativa Digital Futures onde lidera o tema Indústria 5.0; integra o Thomas Ashton Institute onde lidera as actividades relacionadas com a Indústria 4.0 e suas implicações em termos de saúde e. segurança no trabalho; e integra a comissão de coordenação do programa doutoral em Medicina Regenerativa. No Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Aerospacial e Civil, integra o Comité Executivo do Departamento, e lidera o Manufacturing Group e o Centro de Biofabricação. Paulo Bártolo é Fellow da Academia Internacional de Engenharia da Produção (CIRP), onde foi Chairman da Comissão Técnico-científica em Processos Químicos e Electro-físicos; é conselheiro do Instituto Brasileiro de Biofabricação, e tem colaborado com várias agências científicas no Reino Unido, França, Holanda, Israel, Suíça, Itália, África do Sul, Bélgica, Holanda, Singapura e Canadá. Paulo Bártolo é Editor-fundador da “Virtual and Physical Prototyping”, publicou mais de 600 artigos científicos e capítulos de livros, editou 22 livros e tem 16 patentes.

Paulo Malta

Managing Partner
Innovsky

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Paulo Malta
Paulo Malta is specialized in Innovation Management, Business Model Innovation, and Customer Experience Innovation. Paulo is Managing Partner of Innovsky, a consulting company focused on Innovation Management and Business Model Innovation, and also an Invited Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics. Previously, Paulo was Senior Advisor to the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization in the Portuguese Government, having been responsible for driving Public Sector Innovation, ICT Strategy, and the creation of competency centers in the Legal and Digital areas. During most of his career, Paulo worked for technological multinationals, like Cisco and Alcatel, building and leading sales, pre-sales, and consulting teams in several market sectors. He is an IMBB Innovation Management Black Belt™ and a certified facilitator in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and Design Sprint methodologies.

Pedro Barreto

President of the Jury of the SME Innovation Award
COTEC-BPI

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Pedro Simões de Almeida Bissaia

Licenciado em Gestão de Empresas pela Universidade Católica Portuguesa e frequência do Programa de Formação para Executivos da Universidade de Stanford.

Trabalhou durante todo o período em que frequentou o curso de gestão, os primeiros quatro anos na área de sistemas informáticos da Soporcel-Sociedade Portuguesa de Celulose e o quinto ano no Banco BPI, instituição onde ainda permanece desde Outubro de 1988.

Nos primeiros dez anos no Banco BPI, desenvolveu a sua carreira essencialmente nas áreas Comerciais e de Marketing, tendo sido nomeado Diretor Central de Marketing em Novembro de 1998, função que desempenhou até Março de 2004.

Membro da Comissão Executiva do Banco BPI desde Março de 2004, tem exercido funções de administrador em diversas áreas como sejam Banca de Retalho, Redes Comerciais Internacionais, Marketing, Organização, Segurança, Qualidade, Recursos Humanos, Sistemas de Informação, Aprovisionamento, Operações, Banca Digital, e, atualmente, Banca de Empresas e Clientes Institucionais. Esteve na origem da criação do Comité de Inovação do Banco BPI, órgão que presidiu desde a sua fundação, em Abril de 2009, até Abril de 2012.

Em termos não executivos, é Vice-Presidente do BCI, líder do mercado bancário moçambicano, desde 2013, e desempenhou funções de Administrador da Unicre e da SIBS, entre 2014 e 2017, e da Allianz Portugal entre meados de 2016 e de 2017.

Outras responsabilidades:

  • Presidente do Júri do Prémio PME Inovação COTEC-BPI
  • Membro do Conselho Geral da COTEC
  • Presidente do Júri do Prémio Nacional de Agricultura
  • Presidente do Júri do Prémio Nacional de Turismo
  • Membro do Júri do Prémios Empreendedor XXI Portugal e Ibérico

Raquel Vieira de Castro

Administradora
Vieira de Castro

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Raquel Vieira de Castro
Vieira board member since 2007 and Vice President of of PortugalFoods since2012; Degree in Public Administration from Um and International Executive Master MBA from Escuela de Negocios Caixa Nova; Married, mother, fascinated by different cultures and people, music and sports lover.

Teresa Martins

Co-Founder & CEO
Neadvance

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Teresa Martins
Graduated in Systems Engineering and Computer Science in 1991, by the University of Minho and IT Masters, at the same university in 1998, she began her professional career in ​​software development in industrial weighing systems. From 1998 to 2001, she leads the Artificial Vision Department at IDITE Minho, Braga, as a project manager, an area that became her professional pursuit since then. In 2001 as co-founder, she created ENERMETER - Measurement Systems, consisting of two areas of operation; Measurement Systems and Artificial Vision Systems focused on conceiving, developing and installing automatic systems, based on image processing and artificial vision technologies, for the most varied industrial sectors of both national and international markets. To encourage business growth, in 2017, Neadvance - Machine Vision is founded as a spin-off of Enermeter's Artificial Vision department, being the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2019, AI4Medimaging was born, a company dedicated to the research and development of solutions that support clinical diagnosis, as a spin-off of Neadvance's medical research department, Teresa Martins is the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Thomas Sundén

CEO
Sustainable Innovation

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Thomas Sundén
Thomas is the CEO of Sustainable Innovation, a Swedish non governmental reaserch institute, owned by a number of large companies within the community build sector with an overall focus on matching research with market challenges to more quickly bring innovations to market and scale up. This focus includes both energy, climate & resource efficiency, circular, social and economic perspective. Thomas is depely involved in the development of the Swdish innovationssystem through the development, coordination and scaling up of testbed plattforms and local, regional and national climate initiatives in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agenda more quickly.

Tiago Rebelo

Director - Product & Service Development Unit
CEiiA - Center of Engineering & Product Development

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Tiago Rebelo
Tiago Rebelo is currently the Director of CEiiA’s Product & Service Development Unit. Before taking leadership of a multidisciplinary team facing the challenges associated with product and service development for the automotive, mobility, aerospace and ocean fields, Tiago has worked at CEiiA as a Research Engineer and project manager for aerospace research, development and engineering projects, having also founded, led and matured the development of a new department associated with Space and Ocean Engineering. In his past, he worked as a Research Engineer at Airbus Space and Defence, having collaborated, as well, with the European Space Agency - ESA, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Beira Interior – Portugal, an MSc with a Major in Space Technology from Luleå University of Technology – Sweden and an MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University – United Kingdom.

Vincent Favier

CEO & Founder
Ecoslops

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Vincent Favier
Graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a Master in Strategic Management from HEC, Vincent Favier, began his career as a strategy consultant for a management company. In 2000, he joined Worms & Cie as Director of Development and Investments. In 2006, he became head of the Paris office of the investment company Amber Capital. Then in 2012, he became director of holdings of Tikehau Capital. Vincent Favier participates since 2009 in the foundation of Ecoslops, of which he will be appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

Aurora Baptista

CEO
BEEVERYCREATIVE

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Aurora Baptista
Academic background in Management (ISCTE), several post graduation programs (national and international). Member of several not for profit organizations related to social, cultural en climate change activities. Former consultant at Arthur Andersen/Deloitte and McKinsey, investor in statrt-ups, lover of technology, completely passionate for 3D Printing.

Eduardo Marçal Grilo

President of the General Council
University of Aveiro

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Eduardo Marçal Grilo
Licenciado e Doutorado pelo IST. Foi Presidente do Conselho Nacional de Educação entre 1992 e 1995. Ministro da Educação entre 1995 e 1999. Membro do Conselho de Administração da Fundação Gulbenkian entre 2000 e 2015. Actualmente é Presidente do Conselho Geral da Universidade de Aveiro e Membro do Conselho de Curadores da Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

Jaime Sá

Member of the Board
Simoldes

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Jaime Sá
40 years career as a global international manager within Electronics and Automotive industries

Gonçalo Salazar Leite

President of the Monitoring Committee
COTEC SME Innovation Network

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Gonçalo Salazar Leite
COTEC Board member; Vicechairperson at Secil, previously CEO; Lecturer at Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics; Previously with Unilever, McKinsey&Co and Semapa. President of the Cement Association

Hanne Gielis

Innovation Manager
Materialise

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Hanne Gielis
As part of Materialise Mindware, the company’s advisory service for additive manufacturing, Hanne Gielis supports businesses to make the most of the technology’s potential. Since joining Materialise, Hanne is using her international strategic consulting background to support companies to find new applications for AM, to validate business cases for AM, and to scale AM ideas to certified solutions. With an academic background in economics together with hands-on start-up experience, she has developed a passion for co-creation, entrepreneurship and innovation, always looking to create a positive and meaningful impact.

Isabel Furtado

President of the Board
COTEC Portugal

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Isabel Furtado

Isabel Gonçalves Folhadela Furtado was born in 25th July 1961.

Since 2018, appointed as the first woman for Chairman of COTEC Portugal, the Portuguese National Association for Innovation, whose honorary president is Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Portugal´s President.

Attended basic  school in Toronto, Canada, and completed high school in Tunbridge Wells, England. Holds a degree in Economics by the University of Manchester

Isabel is a 3rd generation family member working at TMG – a private family-owned group, over 80 years old, and stands as a Member of the Board of Directors of TMG Group companies and Casa de Compostela.

Since 2008 is the CEO of TMG Automotive, one of the TMG Group companies that supplies premium most of premium OEM interiors.

Currently holds the following positions:

  • Chairman of COTEC Portugal
  • Vice presidente of  ATP (Portuguese Textile Association ).
  • Member of Board of Curators (  University of Minho ) 
  • Member of Board of Directors and Executive Board of CEIIA ( Engineering Centre )
  • President of High Council of Portuguese Family Business Association (APEF)
  • Member of General Council of AEP
  • Member of  General Council of  Forum da Competividade
  • Member of the Chancelaria das Ordens Honorificas
  • Member of the  Governance Committee of MIT- Portugal Program

In 2014, was awarded with the Industrial Order of Merit  ( Comendador ) insignia by the President of Portugal.

In July 2019, was awarded with Prémio D. Antónia Ferreira, a prize that distinguishes women for her accomplishments and career.

João Castro

Associate Professor

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João Castro
Electrical Engineer and Computer Scientist from Universidade do Porto, Masters (ABD) from Instituto Superior Técnico and Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Extensive career in industry as project manager and director for technology and innovation projects for different industries. Currently Associate Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, School of Business and Economics Non-executive board member of large and small companies where he helps with a focus on topics such as product development, innovation and technology evolution

Madis Talmar

Assistant Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven TU)

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Madis Talmar
Madis Talmar is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology (NED) and a consultant for innovation programs in corporations. His research and consultancy activities focus on organizing ecosystem-based innovation. In that topic, he is also the lead author of the Ecosystem Pie Model toolbox (www.ecosystempie.com) that can help managers improve the quality of NPD and technology commercialization decisions by considering their ecosystem implications. As a consultant, he has designed and facilitated open innovation programs in organizations such as Red Eléctrica de España (ESP), RWE Generation (GER), Innogy (NED) and Swedegas (SWE). Previously, Madis has worked as a marketing manager in a manufacturing firm and as a team leader in two technology ventures.

Moisés Domingues

CEO
CODI

READ MORE
Moisés Domingues
Iniciou a sua actividade profissional em 1982 como técnico projectista de moldes para injecção de polímeros, desde então tem feito caminho profissional ligado ao desenvolvimento de produtos em várias áreas tecnológicas, sendo também consultor e formador nas áreas de CAD, CAM e CAE e FA - Fabrico Aditivo, tendo iniciado a sua prática na impressão 3D em 1996 com a tecnologia de FDM. Sócio fundador e gestor da empresa CODI desde 1995, onde lidera uma equipa de Designers e Engenheiros no desenvolvimento de produtos, que recorrem diariamente às várias tecnologias de fabrico aditivo (Impressão 3D) para a prototipagem ou produção do produto final.

Paulo Bártolo

Industry 4.0 Lead & Head of the Manufacturing Group
University of Manchester

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Paulo Bártolo
Professor Catedrático do Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Aerospacial e Civil da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade de Manchester (Reino Unido); e Professor Convidado no Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (México) e no Indian Institute of Technology de Kharagpur (Índia). Na Universidade de Manchester lidera as actividades relacionadas com a Indústria 4.0; integra a comissão de coordenação da iniciativa Digital Futures onde lidera o tema Indústria 5.0; integra o Thomas Ashton Institute onde lidera as actividades relacionadas com a Indústria 4.0 e suas implicações em termos de saúde e. segurança no trabalho; e integra a comissão de coordenação do programa doutoral em Medicina Regenerativa. No Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Aerospacial e Civil, integra o Comité Executivo do Departamento, e lidera o Manufacturing Group e o Centro de Biofabricação. Paulo Bártolo é Fellow da Academia Internacional de Engenharia da Produção (CIRP), onde foi Chairman da Comissão Técnico-científica em Processos Químicos e Electro-físicos; é conselheiro do Instituto Brasileiro de Biofabricação, e tem colaborado com várias agências científicas no Reino Unido, França, Holanda, Israel, Suíça, Itália, África do Sul, Bélgica, Holanda, Singapura e Canadá. Paulo Bártolo é Editor-fundador da “Virtual and Physical Prototyping”, publicou mais de 600 artigos científicos e capítulos de livros, editou 22 livros e tem 16 patentes.

Paulo Malta

Managing Partner
Innovsky

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Paulo Malta
Paulo Malta is specialized in Innovation Management, Business Model Innovation, and Customer Experience Innovation. Paulo is Managing Partner of Innovsky, a consulting company focused on Innovation Management and Business Model Innovation, and also an Invited Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics. Previously, Paulo was Senior Advisor to the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization in the Portuguese Government, having been responsible for driving Public Sector Innovation, ICT Strategy, and the creation of competency centers in the Legal and Digital areas. During most of his career, Paulo worked for technological multinationals, like Cisco and Alcatel, building and leading sales, pre-sales, and consulting teams in several market sectors. He is an IMBB Innovation Management Black Belt™ and a certified facilitator in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and Design Sprint methodologies.

Pedro Barreto

President of the Jury of the SME Innovation Award
COTEC-BPI

READ MORE
Pedro Simões de Almeida Bissaia

Licenciado em Gestão de Empresas pela Universidade Católica Portuguesa e frequência do Programa de Formação para Executivos da Universidade de Stanford.

Trabalhou durante todo o período em que frequentou o curso de gestão, os primeiros quatro anos na área de sistemas informáticos da Soporcel-Sociedade Portuguesa de Celulose e o quinto ano no Banco BPI, instituição onde ainda permanece desde Outubro de 1988.

Nos primeiros dez anos no Banco BPI, desenvolveu a sua carreira essencialmente nas áreas Comerciais e de Marketing, tendo sido nomeado Diretor Central de Marketing em Novembro de 1998, função que desempenhou até Março de 2004.

Membro da Comissão Executiva do Banco BPI desde Março de 2004, tem exercido funções de administrador em diversas áreas como sejam Banca de Retalho, Redes Comerciais Internacionais, Marketing, Organização, Segurança, Qualidade, Recursos Humanos, Sistemas de Informação, Aprovisionamento, Operações, Banca Digital, e, atualmente, Banca de Empresas e Clientes Institucionais. Esteve na origem da criação do Comité de Inovação do Banco BPI, órgão que presidiu desde a sua fundação, em Abril de 2009, até Abril de 2012.

Em termos não executivos, é Vice-Presidente do BCI, líder do mercado bancário moçambicano, desde 2013, e desempenhou funções de Administrador da Unicre e da SIBS, entre 2014 e 2017, e da Allianz Portugal entre meados de 2016 e de 2017.

Outras responsabilidades:

  • Presidente do Júri do Prémio PME Inovação COTEC-BPI
  • Membro do Conselho Geral da COTEC
  • Presidente do Júri do Prémio Nacional de Agricultura
  • Presidente do Júri do Prémio Nacional de Turismo
  • Membro do Júri do Prémios Empreendedor XXI Portugal e Ibérico

Raquel Vieira de Castro

Administradora
Vieira de Castro

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Raquel Vieira de Castro
Vieira board member since 2007 and Vice President of of PortugalFoods since2012; Degree in Public Administration from Um and International Executive Master MBA from Escuela de Negocios Caixa Nova; Married, mother, fascinated by different cultures and people, music and sports lover.

Teresa Martins

Co-Founder & CEO
Neadvance

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Teresa Martins
Graduated in Systems Engineering and Computer Science in 1991, by the University of Minho and IT Masters, at the same university in 1998, she began her professional career in ​​software development in industrial weighing systems. From 1998 to 2001, she leads the Artificial Vision Department at IDITE Minho, Braga, as a project manager, an area that became her professional pursuit since then. In 2001 as co-founder, she created ENERMETER - Measurement Systems, consisting of two areas of operation; Measurement Systems and Artificial Vision Systems focused on conceiving, developing and installing automatic systems, based on image processing and artificial vision technologies, for the most varied industrial sectors of both national and international markets. To encourage business growth, in 2017, Neadvance - Machine Vision is founded as a spin-off of Enermeter's Artificial Vision department, being the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2019, AI4Medimaging was born, a company dedicated to the research and development of solutions that support clinical diagnosis, as a spin-off of Neadvance's medical research department, Teresa Martins is the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Thomas Sundén

CEO
Sustainable Innovation

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Thomas Sundén
Thomas is the CEO of Sustainable Innovation, a Swedish non governmental reaserch institute, owned by a number of large companies within the community build sector with an overall focus on matching research with market challenges to more quickly bring innovations to market and scale up. This focus includes both energy, climate & resource efficiency, circular, social and economic perspective. Thomas is depely involved in the development of the Swdish innovationssystem through the development, coordination and scaling up of testbed plattforms and local, regional and national climate initiatives in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agenda more quickly.

Tiago Rebelo

Director - Product & Service Development Unit
CEiiA - Center of Engineering & Product Development

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Tiago Rebelo
Tiago Rebelo is currently the Director of CEiiA’s Product & Service Development Unit. Before taking leadership of a multidisciplinary team facing the challenges associated with product and service development for the automotive, mobility, aerospace and ocean fields, Tiago has worked at CEiiA as a Research Engineer and project manager for aerospace research, development and engineering projects, having also founded, led and matured the development of a new department associated with Space and Ocean Engineering. In his past, he worked as a Research Engineer at Airbus Space and Defence, having collaborated, as well, with the European Space Agency - ESA, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Beira Interior – Portugal, an MSc with a Major in Space Technology from Luleå University of Technology – Sweden and an MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University – United Kingdom.

Vincent Favier

CEO & Founder
Ecoslops

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Vincent Favier
Graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a Master in Strategic Management from HEC, Vincent Favier, began his career as a strategy consultant for a management company. In 2000, he joined Worms & Cie as Director of Development and Investments. In 2006, he became head of the Paris office of the investment company Amber Capital. Then in 2012, he became director of holdings of Tikehau Capital. Vincent Favier participates since 2009 in the foundation of Ecoslops, of which he will be appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

Moderators

Carina Ramos

CEO / Sales Manager
3DEver

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Carina Ramos
Carina Ramos, com Licenciatura em Engenharia e Gestão Industrial e Mestrado em Engenharia da Conceção e Desenvolvimento de Produtos. O percurso profissional teve início em 2007, como Project Leader na Indústria de Moldes e Plásticos. Em 2013, foi abraçado um novo projeto, na área da impressão 3D como processo produtiva, tanto em Metal como em Plástico. Desde então, todas as atividades profissionais têm passado pela utilização da impressão 3D como processo produtivo, junto da Indústria tanto a nível Nacional como Internacional.

Filipa Franco

Head of Listing Portugal
Euronext

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Filipa Franco
Filipa Franco, Head of Listing of Euronext Lisbon, supports companies on their capital markets route, promoting a joint effort across the ecosystem. Previously her career was developed on the corporate finance and M&A financial advisory. Filipa was also advisor on privatizations for the Portuguese Government. As a senior professional with over 15 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Filipa combines a profound awareness of the Portuguese corporate sector with a deep understanding of investors’ mindset and the benefits of becoming a listed company. This 360º framework is decisive for helping shareholders, entrepreneurs and managers understand how they can benefit from the stock exchange to support their ambitions and promote their companies’ strategies and growth.

Jorge Portugal

General Manager
COTEC Portugal

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Jorge Manuel Moura Portugal da Rocha
Since 2016, Jorge Portugal acts as general manager of COTEC Portugal, the leading business network for promoting technology and innovation collaborative networks. Jorge served for 10 years as advisor on innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness for the President of Portugal. Previously, he served as advisor to the Portuguese Government on innovation in public services. Jorge accumulated extensive corporate management experience in innovation projects in retail, banking and information technology sectors. Jorge earned his graduation, MSc and PhD studies in mechanical engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, on Numerical Prediction of Geophysical Stratified Flows, a topic on which he published a number of peer-reviewed research. While a researcher at IST, Jorge managed several EU-financed research projects and taught for a decade engineering subjects. Subsequently, he earned a MBA from NOVA School of Business and Economics. Currently he is an instructor for Executive Training at Católica University for management subjects.

Carina Ramos

CEO / Sales Manager
3DEver

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Carina Ramos
Carina Ramos, com Licenciatura em Engenharia e Gestão Industrial e Mestrado em Engenharia da Conceção e Desenvolvimento de Produtos. O percurso profissional teve início em 2007, como Project Leader na Indústria de Moldes e Plásticos. Em 2013, foi abraçado um novo projeto, na área da impressão 3D como processo produtiva, tanto em Metal como em Plástico. Desde então, todas as atividades profissionais têm passado pela utilização da impressão 3D como processo produtivo, junto da Indústria tanto a nível Nacional como Internacional.

Filipa Franco

Head of Listing Portugal
Euronext

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Filipa Franco
Filipa Franco, Head of Listing of Euronext Lisbon, supports companies on their capital markets route, promoting a joint effort across the ecosystem. Previously her career was developed on the corporate finance and M&A financial advisory. Filipa was also advisor on privatizations for the Portuguese Government. As a senior professional with over 15 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Filipa combines a profound awareness of the Portuguese corporate sector with a deep understanding of investors’ mindset and the benefits of becoming a listed company. This 360º framework is decisive for helping shareholders, entrepreneurs and managers understand how they can benefit from the stock exchange to support their ambitions and promote their companies’ strategies and growth.

Jorge Portugal

General Manager
COTEC Portugal

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Jorge Manuel Moura Portugal da Rocha
Since 2016, Jorge Portugal acts as general manager of COTEC Portugal, the leading business network for promoting technology and innovation collaborative networks. Jorge served for 10 years as advisor on innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness for the President of Portugal. Previously, he served as advisor to the Portuguese Government on innovation in public services. Jorge accumulated extensive corporate management experience in innovation projects in retail, banking and information technology sectors. Jorge earned his graduation, MSc and PhD studies in mechanical engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, on Numerical Prediction of Geophysical Stratified Flows, a topic on which he published a number of peer-reviewed research. While a researcher at IST, Jorge managed several EU-financed research projects and taught for a decade engineering subjects. Subsequently, he earned a MBA from NOVA School of Business and Economics. Currently he is an instructor for Executive Training at Católica University for management subjects.

Hosts

Anja Lange

Presenter/ Host / Moderator & Coach

Catarina Marques Rodrigues

Journalist / Host & Moderator

Anja Lange

Presenter/ Host / Moderator & Coach

Catarina Marques Rodrigues

Journalist / Host & Moderator

Concept Note

The creation of a value chain for the design, production and distribution of an innovative product requires the alignment of the incentives and skills of all the participants. Each stage in the chain is potentially a source of risks for the innovation process, whether it is in the interdependence between partners who contribute to product development and performance, or in the “adoption chain” – the participants who stand between the company and the potential customers – and who guarantee successful commercialization .

An innovative concept, even if very attractive, does not guarantee industrial achievement. The creation of a prototype with technical feasibility is not a sufficient condition to guarantee its commercial viability in the market. The key is to understand in advance the link between the product’s design and its manufacturing cost, in order to reduce market risk, maximize margins and reduce costs in the industrialization of innovation.

Product engineering, manufacturing and additive manufacturing simulation technologies bring many advantages over classic prototype manufacturing, allowing for the reduction of the time and cost of a prototype development cycle, collection of user information, reducing the impact of design errors and the exploration and testing of multiple possibilities of cost optimization and final profitability of scale production. Sectors such as construction, aerospace or healthcare equipment, among many others, are increasingly adopting these technologies in the development of new products.

Let’s discuss in this one-day conference the topics:

  • Risk identification and management in the innovation ecosystem
  • Innovation in fast cycles – success stories
  • The role of open “Test beds” in supporting experimental development
  • Digital manufacturing technologies in education and training
  • The future of additive manufacturing technologies

And also:

  • Round table on the State of Innovation
  • Portugal País de Engenharia Award Announcement
  • PME Innovation Award Announcement
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