Science & Technology Week 2012

Once again, IBMC.INEB responds to the challenge launched by Ciência Viva to set in motion science and research related activities for a week, in an effort to widen the sphere of science outreach. This year our focus is, on the one hand, the immense possibilities that the relationship between research and the entrepreneurial tissue comprehends, and, on the other, the discussion of relevant issues within the scope of Science and Society.

 

PART 1: SEMINARS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY | AT IBMC•INEB MAIN AUDITORIUM 

20th NOVEMBER | 16H-18H
BIOMEDICINE, IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Moderator: Tatiana Moutinho

HCP: From knowledge to market
Joaquim Cunha, Executive Director of Health Cluster Portugal
Brief introduction to Health Cluster Portugal and its institutional functioning and projects.

Health R&D – overview and opportunities
Luís Soares, Director of Studies and Planning of Health Cluster Portugal
A review of Health R&D statistics in Portugal, as well as an exposure on the role Health Cluster Portugal plays in this matter. This will also be an opportunity to find out the trends and fields in high demand within the R&D market.

 

22nd NOVEMBER | 16H-18H
SCIENCE, IDEAS AND THE MARKET

Moderator: Marta Mendes

From creating knowledge and innovation to setting a business
João Cortez, Business Development INEB
An approach to the stages of translating ideas into profitable products and processes, as well as to funding sources for the several steps leading to the fulfillment of an idea.

Funding of innovative start-ups: the specificities in regard to Biotechnology projects
Roberto Branco, CEO BetaCapital

All projects need funding and so do start-ups. Technologically innovative start-ups, though, are a recent development within the entrepreneurial tissue and its funding remains a question to be answered. How are they funded? What are the main obstacles they are up against? What role do venture capitals play and what are they looking for? Answering these and other questions is the purpose of this session, focusing on Portugal’s reality.

 

 

PART 2: SCIENCE IN SOCIETY | TELEVISED DEBATES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC  

TELEVISED DEBATES TO BE BROADCAST UPON NOTICE
AT FACULTY OF SCIENCES - UNIVERSITY OF PORTO | AUDITORIUM PROF. FERREIRA DA SILVA, BUILDING FC6 – COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 

22nd NOVEMBER | 18H-19H
Livestock production and animal welfare: opposites or complementary?
Moderator: Daniel Catalão

- Anna Olsson, IBMC
- Virgínia Joaquim, Associação Zoófila Portuguesa
- José Oliveira, Vice-president of Confederação de Agricultores de Portugal

Livestock production is an increasingly industrialized activity in which animals are the obvious main factor of production. Is it possible to ensure animal welfare throughout this process? How should welfare be measured? These are two of the many questions set to be discussed in this session.

 

28th NOVEMBER | 18H-19H
Man-Machine interface: how far can you go?
Moderator: Daniel Catalão

- Alexandre Quintanilha, IBMC
- Pedro Granja, INEB
 

What comes to mind when thinking about human enhancement? This isn’t an easy concept to define and it triggers a lot of controversy: how far can we go? What should we expect in the future? How can we separate fact for fiction? These are just a few issues subjected to debate.

 

The debates are open to the participation of the public at large but registration is required. To register, just send an email to rute.verdade@ibmc.up.pt.

 

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