Open Sessions

These sessions are a space of debate, ideas' exchange or source of information.


They are composed at least by one speaker and are open to everyone interested in the theme. The audience is strongly encouraged to participate with questions and comments which will enhance the debate.




Venue: FEUP | Grand Auditorium



08h30 – 08h45 | Welcome Speech from FEUP's DEAN
João Falcão e Cunha


08h45 – 09h15 | Innovation Regions - What's behind them?

Places like Stockholm, Berlin, London and Estonia always scores high on innovation rankings especially when we look at new emerging technologies. But what is behind the figures? Are there things a region or a city can do in order to attract the right people, boost innovation and create a good start up climate. Micael Gustafsson will tell about his experience from the Mobilise Europe study, where emerging regions in Europe were analysed in order to find out why some regions are more innovative compared to others.


Keynote Speaker:

Micael Gustafsson Micael Gustafsson

Serial entrepreneur, innovator, business developer and mentor. Micael is co-owner and acting VP Business Development at L2S in Malmo, a start up within mobile health solutions. He is also the the Managing Director at Clusterland Sweden, an independent network organisation for start ups and SME's in mainly ICT, Media and Creative sector helping them with internationalization and funding. Previous positions include being the Managing Director for Cluster 55 (Europe's most successful cluster organisation), Sales Director at Teknik i Media, Managing Director for Knowledge Partner, Regional Manager for WM-data (now CGI) and Marketing Manager for Iveco Trucks in Sweden and Norway. He is also a board member of Elite Education in Sweden (training company), Brewhouse Finn (microbrewery), MINC (Malmo Incubator)and is the Senior Advisor for TGY Sarl, a Luxembourg based start up. He sits in the advisory board of several start ups, such as Incentive and PinMeTo and is involved on an operational basis with the start up LinkLib. On a consultancy basis he works with development projects in Dublin, Luxembourg and Bulgaria and is also frequently used as an expert for the European Commission regarding mobile technology and ICT. In 2012 Micael was awarded European Cluster Manager of the Year at the European Cluster Conference.


09h15 - 09h45 | Speech by the European Commissioner for Transport

Violeta Bulc bulc

Violeta Bulc is the EU Commissioner for transport, having been appointed to the office in November 2014. Ms Bulc brings a diverse set of expertise and professional experiences to the role. As Commissioner, Ms Bulc has alreadt placed priority on digitalisation and innovation in transport. A noted academic, author, systems architect and entrepreneur, Ms Bulc has long had a high profile in her homeland of Slovenia. In the corporate sphere, she held various positions in the telecoms industry, including Telekom Slovenia and Telemach. She has also been the owner and CEO of Vibacom, engaged in work on sustainable and innovative business solutions. Immediately prior to her appointment to the European Commission, she was the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia, with ministerial responsibility for development, strategic projects and cohesion.


09h45 - 10h15 | Triple Helix Interactions as a tool for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Keynote Speaker: 

Panagiotis Ketikidis Panos Ketikidis

Professor Ketikidis is the VP for R&I & External Relations of CITY College – An International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Chairman of the Management Committee & Academic Director of the Doctoral Programme at the South East European Research Centre (SEERC) and member of the Senate and of the Research and Innovation Committee at the University of Sheffield-UK. Prof. Ketikidis has expertise in computer science, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, regional development, innovation, health informatics and strategic management of technology innovation. He has over 25 years of experience in management, education, research, and competitive research funding with various networks established as a result of this experience. He has over 90 publications in the forms of journal papers, books, edited books, edited proceedings, edited special issues, book chapters, conference papers, technical papers and reports. He is Chief Editor of the International Journal of Innovation & Regional Development (IJIRD), Associate Editor of the International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation (IJLEG) and a member of organizing and scientific committees in various national /international conferences and workshops. Prof. Ketikidis is also the President for the Greek Computer Society of Northern Greece (EPY), President of the Triple Helix Association- Chapter of Greece and Emeritus President of the International Society of Logistics – Chapter Thessaloniki, and Member of the Board "Alexandria Zone of Innovation" S.A. (2013-current), Member of the Board "Technopolis Thessaloniki S.A." (2011-current), Honorary Member of the Exporters' Association of Northern Greece Management Board (SEVE: 2006-present); Member of the Administration Board –Centre for the support of female employment and entrepreneurship ERGANI (2006-present).



10h15 – 10h45 | Entrepreneurship environment in Istanbul
Keynote Speakers:

Önder Mutlu Yilmaz onder

Önder Yilmaz (M), Founder Director of the Technology Transfer Office at İstanbul Şehir University for the last 5 years. With a background in both industrial research & business development for various global companies like BOEING Co, Ford Motor Co. and also state research centers such as The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). He has plenty of experience in working in innovation environments and developing cutting-edge R&D projects. His specialty areas are simulation, simulators, system engineering, radar and avionic systems. Yilmaz received his M.Sc degree from Joseph Fourrier Polytechnic School of Grenoble in France in simulation area and B.Sc degree in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul. He is a great enthusiast of TRIZ (Theory of inventive problem solving) and a Level 2 certificate holder.


Mehmet Alpatli mehmet

Mehmet Alpatli is currently the manager of the incubation centre at Istanbul Sehir University, "". Being an entrepreneur himself, he has a track record in start-ups, entrepreneurship and fundraising for SMEs and start-ups, as well as local and international business development. Being a finance and technology transfer professional, certified from UT at Austin, he is also a contracted expert of the EC Research Executive Agency on evaluation of proposals relating to main topics of the EU SME Instrument calls. He is a certified Lean LaunchPad educator and, as the primary mentor and instructor, he uses Lean LaunchPad methodology in our acceleration programs. He is a mentor in InvestHorizon programme (, funded with support from the EC and designed to increase investments made in Innovative European SMEs. He is proficient in preparing technical due diligence reports required for commercialisation of technology such as QuickLook and RapidCase, as well as financial forecasts and financial due diligence reports. Before, he was the managing director for a boutique consultancy company in London, raising funds for Turkish SMEs through private placements and IPOs in London market. He followed accounts on renewable energy, ICT, reinsurance and mining. Earlier, he was the CEO of a Turkish SME, a daughter company of an apparel producing group of companies of ca.100 million US$ annual turnover, where I reengineered the company and practiced management and production techniques like lean management and Hoshin. He was also the Vice President in insurance and reinsurance companies in Turkey, and research fellow at Bogazici University. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in civil engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, where he continued my studies and research for PhD. Also MBA from Istanbul Bilgi University.Lean LaunchPad certification from Steve Blank & his team at Venturewell.Technology Transfer Certification from University of Texas at Austin IC2 Institute. 


10h45 – 11h15 | Innovation acceleration by design: lean management, experimentation and agile learning
Keynote Speaker: 

Cristóbal García Cristobal Garcia

Cristobal Garcia is Director of the Innovation Lab (iLabUC) and Professor of Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship at the P. Universidad Catolica of Chile (PUC). Cristobal is International Director of PUC's Innovation Master Program where he teaches Systems, Environments and Networks for Innovation. In addition, he is External Faculty at Columbia's Center on Organizational Innovation (COI) and co-founder of both Jump Chile and Cristobal is a frequent international speaker on: interdisciplinary electronic networks, workplaces for innovation, innovation acceleration, lean management and design thinking.


Coffee break @ BIN Lounge


11h30 – 12h00 | Challenges and Opportunities in Engineering and Technology for the Sustainable Exploitation of the Atlantic
Keynote Speaker:

Karl Strømsem Karl Stromsem

Dr. Karl Christian Strømsem holds a MSc and a Doctor of Engineering from the Norwegian Technical University (NTNU) in Trondheim Norway/Institute Francais du Petrole (IFP) in Paris, within marine hydrodynamics and marine structures. Specialist on dynamic design of moorings, risers and slender structures in an offshore environment. Present position is as Head of Operations in Global Maritime AS Norway with P&L responsibility for 90 + persons. Previous position was as Head of Energy- and Environmental technology in Innovation Norway, which is the Norwegian governments body for innovation and export. Worked for more than 25 years with marine related design in the international offshore oil and gas industry with last held position before Global Maritime was as Projects Director Europe for Noble Denton Consultants in London. Since 2003 have worked with renewable industry with wind and ocean related projects and served 3 years director in the European Ocean Energy Association in Brussels.Experience from project management of several small and large projects including complex R&D projects within FP6/FP7 and Horizon 2020. Worked 10 years with the Scandinavian power industry delivering advanced forecast analysis and services for companies trading at the Scandinavian power exchange NordPool. Have funded several companies with or without external investors.


12h00 – 12h30 | Valuing Knowledge and Innovation
Keynote Speaker:

José Paulo Raínho Rainho

José Paulo Rainho (JPR) holds a Degree in Physics Engineering, a PHD in Physics (University of Aveiro) and a Post Graduation in Industrial Property from Faculty Law of University of Lisbon. JPR is the Director of the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Aveiro as well as Principal Investigator and Professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of the University of Aveiro, where he teaches Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship. JPR has a broad experience (more than 10 years) in Technology Transfer, namely, in Intellectual Property Rights registration, management and prosecution; in managing Innovation projects with companies at National and European level; in Valorization of R&D results, analyzing the IP and it commercial potential performing market studies and negotiating with potential licensees at national and international levels. JPR is responsible for the coordination of TT management, licensing, university-industry liaison and entrepreneurship at the University of Aveiro, where he currently supervises the participation of UATEC in 6 national, Iberian, and European projects. JPR has over 50 national and international presentations in Technology Transfer. JPR is also responsible for the coordination of Innovation and Knowledge Program of Aveiro Region Science Park. JPR is also an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the management of companies as CEO and CTO.


12h30 – 13h00Can we today speak on the innovation process as such?

Nowadays, innovation often is a result of various, separate, non-continuous processes like open innovation, crowd- sourcing, crowd-funding, out-sourcing, knowledge transfer, etc. that take place in a various time and in various points of the world.


Keynote Speaker:

Andrzej Jasinski Jasinski photo

Professor Andrzej H Jasinski, Phd, DD is head of Unit for Innovation and Logistics, School of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland. He has been a Visiting Fellow to Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK and a Visiting Professor to Palumbo School of Business Administration, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA. He is a member of: The Triple Helix Association (THA), The European Association of the Study on Science and Technology (EASST), The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) and The Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network. He has been an editor and co-author of Innovation in Transition: The Case of Poland (2002), Transition Economies in The European Research and Innovation Area: New Challenges for Their Science and Technology (2004) and Innovation in the Polish Economy: Selected Economic and Managerial Issues, (2010). Also, he is an author of several articles in Science and Public Policy.



Lunch Break @ BIN Lounge


14h00 – 15h30 | Debate: Visions on responsible Research & Innovation


"Responsible Research and Innovation means that societal actors work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes, with the values, needs and expectations of European society. RRI is an ambitious challenge for the creation of a Research and Innovation policy driven by the needs of society and engaging all societal actors via inclusive participatory approaches"

© European Union, 2012


Laurinda Alves Laurinda Alves

Laurinda Alves, journalist, columnist in Publico newspaper during 12 years, daily columnist in "i" newspaper, and more recently daily interviewer in Observador newspaper, online. Interviewer, TV host, blogger, radio analyst, author of 6 chronicle and short-story books published in the last 10 years, Curator and Manager of Dialogue Cafe, a United Nations/Civilizations Alliance - Cisco - Fundação Gulbenkian project till June 2014. She created XIS Magazine and was it's director during 8 years. Speaker and conferencist since 1990, she teaches how to communicate in schools, universities and enterprises. She was a non-elected candidate to the European Parliament in the last elections of June, 2009. She has been a volunteer in a palliative care unit since September, 2007 and is co.founder of Academia do Johnson. She is member of a social entrepreneur net.


Introduction talk by

Richard Jones Richard Jones

Professor Richard Jones is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation at the University of Sheffield. He is an experimental polymer physicist who specialises in elucidating the nanoscale structure and properties of polymers and biological macromolecules at interfaces. He has a first degree and PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, and following post-doctoral work at Cornell University, USA, he was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge´s Cavendish Laboratory, before he moved to Sheffield in 1997. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in 2009 was awarded the Institute of Physics Tabor Prize for his contributions to nanoscience. He is the author of more than 150 research papers, and three books, the most recent of which is Soft Machines: nanotechnology and life, published by Oxford University Press in 2004. He was the Senior Strategic Advisor for Nanotechnology for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) from 2007 to 2009, and in 2013 he was appointed to the Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).



Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato Vanderlei Bagnato

Professor Bagnato is PhD from MIT (1987). Double major in Material Science Engineering (Universidade Federal de São Carlos - Brasil - 1981) and Physics (USP - Brasil - 1981). Livre - Docent by USP (1989) and Full Professor by USP (1993). Has his activities based on two pillars: laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms and applications of optics and laser in dentistry and medicine. Has a pioneering work in the field of atomic and molecular physics with word wide recognition. Recently his laboratory has achieved Bose-Einstein Condensation and start a pioneering work with quantum gas and generation quantum turbulence. Responsible for the construction and evaluation of the first atomic clock developed in Latin America and the first pilot plant for the production of high precision microscopes. Recently his research group has implemented in Brazil the first clinical use of Photo-Dynamic-Therapy for the treatment and diagnostic of cancer and a full range of scientific activities in this topic. Prof Bagnato has been responsible for a strong relation between basic research and industry, ending with the implementation of high technology industries in the field of optics around São Carlos. Has published over 450 papers in international journals with over 5000 citations. Has supervised more than 75 graduate students. Maintain close international relation with many institutions around the world. He has been part of the editorial board of several international journals. Has received many prizes on science and teaching, including the National Order of the Scientific Merit. Is presently Titular member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, Brazilian Academy of Science, TWAS-Academic of Science, Vatican Academy of Science and the National Academy of Science (USA). Presently is Coordinator for the USP-Agency for Innovation.


Costas Soutis costas soutis

Professor Soutis, is a graduate of the University of London (Queen Mary College and Imperial College London, Aeronautics) and Cambridge University (Department of Engineering, PhD). He has taught and performed research in the areas of mechanics of aerospace composite materials and structures at the University of Cambridge (1986-1991), University of Leicester (1991-1994), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States of America (2000-2001 as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics), Imperial College London (1994-2002), where he held a personal chair in composite structures in the department of Aeronautics. Professor Soutis was the first Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Sheffield where he served as Head of Aerospace and Head of the Composite Systems Innovation Centre (Founding Director) until September 2012. In October 2012, he was appointed at the University of Manchester as Chair of Aerospace Engineering, Director of the Aerospace Research Institute and Director of the Northwest Composites Centre. 


Ana Sofia Carvalho Ana Sofia Carvalho

Ana Sofia Carvalho is the Director of the Institute of Bioethics of the Portuguese Catholic University (IB-UCP). She graduated in Biotechnology at the Superior School of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University. She is currently an associate professor at the same university and is the Coordinator of the Research Centre of Bioethics and of the PhD Program in Bioethics (IB-UCP). Additionally, she is the co-coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and an expert of the European Commission in the area of Ethics, Science and Society. 


Michael Tadros Michael Tadros

Michael Tadros has vested interest in technology transfer & innovation, R&D, investment and commercialization of biomedical and biotechnology research-based products. Since 2008 Michael is Senior Manager at Botin Foundation.
Previous to the Botin Foundation, Michael assumed various roles within venture capital firms, and administered technology transfer, innovation and industry/international liaison functions at the Ministry of Health's National Cancer Research Centre. Michael holds a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology from the National Biotechnology Centre (Ministry of Science and Technology), a B.Sc. degree Specialization in Cellular and Molecular Biology and an Economic and Business Clusters from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), and diplomas from the Lycee Francais Jean-Renoir (Munich) and JFK Institute (Berlin).




Venue: UPTEC TECH - Open Space


17h30 – 18h30 | Motivation to Innovate
Keynote Speaker:

Jorge Sequeira Jorge Sequeira TeamBuilding

Jorge Sequeira is one of the greatest portuguese motivational speakers. He participated in the behavioral development of more than one hundred enterprises, such as Carrefour, Toyota, Fujitsu, UEFA, Siemens, Zurich and Pepsi. Works mainly on Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Talent Management, Leadership, Commitment and Team Work. He's a College Professor, Ph. D. in Mental Skills Training, the author of several chronicles and scientific articles, TV commentator and lecturer. Founded the company Team Building and, in the field of high performance sports, was involved in the management of a portuguese top football team and taught, among others, famous football coach José Mourinho.





Venue: FEUP | Room B002


14h00 – 15h30 | Digital Disruption

Keynote Speakers:

André Fonseca Ferreira, Head of Deloitte's Centre for Disruption in Portugal. Leads and activates innovation in financial services industry

Pedro Gomes, Sonae


Venue: FEUP | Grand Auditorium

15h30 – 17h00 | Closing Session

  • Wrap-up of the Inclusive Design Challenge - Playful Wearables | Julia Cassim, Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • Signature Session for new Associate Partners
  • Handover to BIN@BRAZIL 2016 | Vanderley Bagnato, University of São Paulo

Focus Sessions





16h00 - 19h30 | Users Oriented Creative Innovation

Hosted by: Porto City Council - Reception at Porto City Hall by Dr. Rui Moreira (City Mayor)


16h00 - 16h10 | Welcome speech by the City Mayor

16h10 - 16h20 | Speech by the European Comissioner for Transport

16h20 - 16h40 | Presentation of the project "Rita.Red.Shoes" | Lígia Lopes, Designer

16h40 - 17h30 | Talk: Users Oriented Creative Innovation | Julia Cassim, Kyoto Institute of Technology

 Foto Julia Cassim

Julia Cassim's career spans the worlds of art, design, museum studies and social activism. She studied fine art in Manchester and Tokyo. She has an MPhil from the University of Newcastle and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Art and of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). She writes for many publications worldwide and is an international authority on inclusive design. The 24 and 48 Hour Inclusive Design Challenges she organises have been held in 21 cities worldwide and involved over 800 designers from different countries.
Her most recent project in Bosnia, Croatia and FYR Macedonia won the Grand Prix at D Day in Zagreb in 2011, the international jury prize at the 2012 Croatian Design Biennale and the Association Mrak, Network for Development and Creativity, Croatia. It was the subject of an exhibition at the British Council headquarters in London in January 2013.
In May 2014, she was appointed Professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, charged with setting up the KYOTO Design Lab, as a centre for interdisciplinary design innovation projects in collaboration with industry, the public sector and other national and international partners. She was included in Design Week's 'Hot 50' list of people who most influenced the design world in 2010.
Julia is Visiting Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem and Visiting Fellow at the RCA and an advisor to the Science Museum and Natural History Museum in London.


17h30 - 19h30 | Inauguration of the Exhibition "Rita.Red.Shoes" | by Designer Lígia Lopes

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NOVEMBER, 3rd and 4th


Inclusive Design Challenge | Playful Wearables

Hosted by: UPTEC's Product Development Lab

Co-organised by: IDEIA.M, Kyoto Institute of Technology & Design Includes You

Scientific Coordination, Julia Cassim, KIT

 poster workshopBIN2

In design terms, the area of assistive devices can be called the graveyard of aspiration and style, although this is not the intention of their creators. Function is so all-important to their effectiveness that the great technological leaps forward have taken place within an engineering rather than a mainstream design context. Where form has followed function, it has been as a poor cousin rather than an equal partner with scant attention paid to the aesthetic aspirations of the user and the resulting emotional impact on them of stigmatising design.
Poor styling too, has often obscured both the innovative potential of the devices themselves as well as the enormous creative value that the extreme scenarios of disability offer for the design of mainstream products, communication and service design. Technological advances particularly in the area of smart textiles, responsive materials and 3D printing have opened new avenues for innovation and co-design in this field. This Inclusive Design Challenge aims to explore those avenues hand in hand with the design partners who will work with the teams.


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19h30 - 22h00 | Happy hour on Creative Thinking

Hosted by: Maus Hábitos

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Talk/Debate: The terrible "F" word - Celebrating Failure | Sónia Teles Fernandes, Hapenner

           Intro: Changing perspectives on what we focus on - seeing is believing

                   - What does failing feel like?
                   - Where does the fear of Failure come from?
                   - Is Failing the opposite of having Success?
                   - When Failing isn't Failure
                   - Failure is an event, never a person - you included.

Sonia Teles Fernandes

Sónia Teles Fernandes started off in HRM and quickly understood the importance of excellent communication skills to better reach people and organizations. Specialized in Communication and Image and has since been executing ideas for people. Be them through public events or smaller more intimate happenings, there is always a strong focus on what people and organizations need to make something happen, better or, simply, a bit different.
Excellent communicator, a true people person, exceptional organizational and coordination skills, team manager and all round dedicated professional that works extremely well under pressure and always has a different perspective on how things can be done.

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Exhibition of the project "Inside Music Machine", with a performance from the musician Ianina Khmelik

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Informal Dinner included


soft drink not included (there's open bar available)



Technologies Showroom & Business Showcase




14h00 - 17h30 | Technologies Showroom & Business Showcase @ UPTEC TECH




The Technologies Showroom & Business Showcase will include:


Venue: UPTEC TECH - ShowSpace





Infraspeak is the dawn of a new age in Facility Management, allowing customers to increase control and productivity, reducing bureaucracy, risks and costs.

Infraspeak is the most simple, integrated, flexible and efficient software to excel at the overall process of facility and asset management. Using the most advanced web and mobile technologies, Infraspeak radically increases control and productivity of its users, reducing bureaucracy, risks and costs.

It is directed to companies supplying, managing or purchasing maintenance of equipment and infrastructure, particularly the ones responsible for Large infrastructures, Geographically disperse infrastructures and Maintenance services providers.




CONTINUE TO GROW is a firm with a strong focus and background in innovation management. CONTINUE TO GROW supports organizations in their roadmap for change, providing critical support services and products to boost the innovation effort.



3Decide is an innovative company specialized in advanced visual technologies and contents. Our core business resides on a cloud platform, a Visual Information System, on top of which we have created several products, for different purposes and commercial niches. This platform deals with 360 photos, 2D drawings, 3D models, GIS maps, etc enabling a powerful Do It Yourself approach and publishing to several digital channels.



SCRAIM ( is an online service for project management based on adaptable processes, to help standardise best practices, revolutionising the implementation of international certifications making them affordable for small/medium companies. It is a complete and easy Multiplatform SaaS, based on the most advanced methodologies.



Planeta Virtual
Planeta Virtual e-business software, B2B platforms, vertical solutions, custom made Web architecture solutions



HealthyRoad is a biometrical software house that is developing technology for sleepiness and fatigue detection, using the ultimate facial tracking and analysis techniques in order to identify and evaluate, with a high accuracy level, those physical states of the user.



AddVolt is currently developing WeTruck, a solution targeted to Transport and Logistics companies operating in the temperature sensitive product supply chain that possesses a fleet equipped with refrigeration units powered by diesel engines with high levels of fuel consumption, maintenance, noise and CO2 emissions.


University of Sao Paulo
Selective Signaling - We are designing and developing novel GPCR-targeted drugs for cardiovascular diseases.



CULTUREPRINT is a cultural cooperative founded in 2011 and we are based at UPTEC|PINC. We develop cultural projects specifically in the literary industry. We publish indy authors, organize literary festivals and events and we communicate culture through design\printing, managing social networks and press advisory. We have some innovative products related to the communication and cultural industries to present at BIN@Porto.



Helppier - Take user's manuals to the next level. The simplest solution to create interactive how-to-do tutorials and tooltips for any website, blog or web application



MASDIMA - Multi-agent System for Disruption Management is a system that aims to manage the operation of airlines, flights and monitoring the unexpected events that may affect and cause flight delays. These events can affect the aircraft, crews and passengers and MASDIMA analyses the impact on these three dimensions, looking for the best integrated solution (including the solution to the airplane, crew and passengers) and complying with the time available for arriving to a solution. A demo of the system will be shown. MASDIMA is the result of research performed at FEUP, University of Porto. MASDIMA company is a FEUP spin-off and it is incubated at UPTEC.



Connect Robotics
Connect Robotics - Autonomous Drone demo



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UISPA - Research Group from LAETA|INEGI at FEUP
Portable health devices:
LipoWise - integrated system for body fat evaluation by measuring skinfolds. Demonstration of the device performance during the evaluation process.
BodyGrip - device to measure compression and traction forces and their associated expended energy.
DataGlove - data acquisition glove for hand rehabilitation with finger and hand position sensors that communicate with a virtual environment interface.
RehabCup - instrumented cup for hand force re-education and rehabilitation for bionic prostheses and hand movement impairment.



ZABALA Innovation Consulting
The European Network for Eco-Innovation Investment - The INNEON network for eco-innovation investment aims to extend public and private funding sources available for eco-innovation and social innovation in Europe, and provide a unique forum dedicated to the interaction between a select cohort of innovators and relevant investors. Eco-innovation is a fast and growing market in EU and globally.



Xpectraltek - Multispectral imaging system. We provide solutions based on computer vision including automation and spectral imaging, allowing a wider analysis in spectrum, from ultraviolet ranges, visible radiation, to the range of the infrared.



CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials
CeNTI is a distinct European Research and development Centre, equipped with cutting-edge technology, and conducting world-class research and development. CeNTI provides, in a business to business approach, applied R&D, engineering and scaling-up production of innovative functional and smart materials and devices. CeNTI's services are comprehensive and integrated: from R&D to scaling-up production. CeNTI has strict protocols to protect client confidentiality and intellectual property. CeNTI's services take a multi-disciplinary approach and include the participation of experienced technologists and researchers (physicists, chemists, electronics/chemical/materials engineers.



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The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science
INESC TEC is an Associate Laboratory with 30 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. Present in 6 sites in the cities of Porto, Braga and Vila Real, INESC TEC incorporates 12 R&D Centres and one Associate Unit with complementary competences, always looking to the international market. INESC TEC brings together more than 800 collaborators, of which around 300 have PhDs (250 integrated PhDs in 600 researchers), forming a robust cluster with complementary skills and with notable international presence. INESC TEC invests in Scientific Research and Technological Development, as well as in Advanced Training and Consulting, Technology Transfer and supports the Establishment of new Technology-based Companies. INESC TEC was created to act as an interface between the academic world, the world of industry and services and the public administration in Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Electronics (ITT&E).




ERGOSTART aims to identify and promote innovative ideas for the development of new products with an end to its industrialization. Intrinsically linked to the company NAUTILUS, ERGOSTART is an ideas incubator that allows entrepreneurs to take advantage of the production capacity of NAUTILUS, as well as a mentoring program with specialized professionals. ERGOSTART intends to develop relationships between industry and university.




Colep, a RAR Group company, is a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries. With a turnover of around 512 million euros, Colep employs about 3 800 people in Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. As part of "ACOA, the Alliance of Colep & One Asia", Colep offers customers a global supply network.




LAUV - Lightweight Autonoumous Underwater Vehicle
OceanScan-MST is an European manufacturer of man-portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles - the LAUV.This tool is targeted for cost-effective underwater surveys. OceanScan-MST has an extensive experience in state-of-the art technologies and systems engineering to deliver innovative advanced engineering services and operational support for ocean systems.




Sage energizes the success of businesses and their communities around the world through the use of smart technology and the imagination of our people. Sage has reimagined business and brings energy, experience and technology to inspire our customers to fulfill their dreams. We work with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers who drive the global economy. Sage is a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 employees in 24 countries. For more information, visit



Venue: UPTEC TECH - Space B2B


14h00 - 17h30 | Pre schedulled B2B Meetings




Venue: UPTEC TECH - Space A


16h30 - 16h50 | Presentation of the Network Eco-Innovation Investment | Aitor Garro, Zabala Innovation Consulting

The INNEON network for eco-innovation investment aims to extend public and private funding sources available for eco-innovation and social innovation in Europe, and provide a unique forum dedicated to the interaction between a select cohort of innovators and relevant investors. Eco-innovation is a fast and growing market in EU and globally.

Innovators and investors can join a dedicated network providing access to pan European markets, live networking events and more, to improve the quality of deals and allow for efficient matching of entrepreneurs and investors. INNEON is a catalyst accelerating the commercialization of eco-innovation and social innovation bringing economic, environmental and social benefits for the investors and entrepreneurs and beyond that for Europe at large.


17h00 - 17h20 | Presentation of the Echord++ Project | Francesco Maurelli, Technical University of Munich

The European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development Plus Plus (Echord++ project) aims to bring robotics research close to market, in cooperation with SME and industries. Two initiatives (Experiments and Public end-user Driven Technological Innovation) are currently running involving around one hundred partners in Europe, including universities, companies, industries and various public bodies. Additionally, the Robotics Innovation Facilities will still be open for a number of years, providing free access (and IP-protection) to robotics facilities and expertise for up to 6 weeks, for SME, industries and start-up.


Complementary Events


Rita Redshoes


Venue: Palácio da Bolsa - Salão Árabe

Rita Redshoes is a solo artist from Portugal. In 1996 she sang with her first band, Atomic Bees, releasing an album in 2000 entitled love.noises.and.kisses. In 2003, she was invited to sing with David Fonseca, and shared with him the song "Hold Still" from Our Hearts Will Beat As One, his second solo album. In 2008 she released her debut solo album Golden Era. In 2010 the band Snow Patrol invited her to perform the single "Set the fire to the third bar" in Rock in Rio Lisbon. (source: wikipedia)







Meeting Point: FEUP Entrance at 8h30




Venue: Senate Room, Rectore Building, Santiago University Campus


09h45 – Reception of BIN@PORTO delegates

10h00 – Institutional Presentation of University of Aveiro UA), Carlos Pascoal Neto, Vice Rector

11h00 – Presentation of UA Tech Transfer Unit (UATEC), José Paulo Raínho

11h30 - Presentation of UA Entrepreneurial (IEUA), Celso Guedes de Carvalho

12h00 – Visit to UA Entrepreneurial 

Social Programme & Networking


These activities aim to strengthen relations and deepen cooperation between the participants.






10h30 - 11h00 | Network Coffee-break 


13h00 - 14h00 | Network Lunch-break @ 


19h30 - 22h30 Official Gala Dinner @ Palácio da Bolsa - Salão Árabe


Salao arabe Palacio da Bolsa


The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is a historical building in Porto, Portugal. The palace was built in the 19th century by the city's Commercial Association (Associação Comercial) in Neoclassical style. It is located in the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The highlight of the Palace is the Salão Árabe (Arab Room), built between 1862 and 1880. The room is decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style, fashionable in the 19th century, and is used as reception hall for personalities and heads of state visiting Porto.


The Official Gala Dinner includes:


Speech by UPORTO's Rector, Prof. Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo

Reitor UPorto


Speech by Premium Sponsor Deloitte


Announcement of the award "BIN@ Champion of the Year 2015" 


Concert by Rita Redshoes


Rita Redshoes





13h00 - 14h00 | Network Lunch-break @ UPTEC TECH 


19h30 - 22h00 | Network Dinner @ Maus Hábitos

Restaurante maus habitos

includes a performance by violinist Ianina Kmelick 





17h30 - 22h30 | Visit to Port Wine Cellars and Farewell Dinner @ Real Companhia Velha 

Performance of FEUP's Fado Group

Grupo Fados FEUP 


Action Tanks

Our goals are to bring about a culture change in terms of working across disciplines and sharing knowledge and experience, and to foster the creation of new interdisciplinary teams who focus on the proposed themes.






08h30 - 10h00 | Action Tank 1 - Oil & Gas


Theme: Future innovation challenges on Oil & Gas

Moderator: Gordon Winton, Herriot-Watt University

Invited Speakers: 

Carlos Martins, Galp Energia

Karl Strømsem, Global Maritime AS


The action tank on oil and gas will address the future challenges facing the exploration and production of oil and gas. This workshop will address issues such as how industry and researchers can facilitate the integration of innovation into existing operations and thereby safely deliver more autonomous operation in increasingly challenging environments, increase production efficiency and find different ways of forming effective collaborations to make faster progress.
Our challenge is to identify a set of actions to help deliver better, more effective innovation in an economically constrained environment whilst ensuring that the processes, systems and technology meet the demands of industry, society and the environment.



08h30 - 10h00 | Action Tank 2 - Building Technologies


Theme: Intelligent Systems for Structural Strengthening and monitoring

Moderator: Marcin Gorski, Silesian University of Technology

Invited Speaker(s): 

João Guimarães, CENTI | monitoring systems

Alexandre Costa, NCREP


Urban buildings are critical infrastructures which need to face natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes and cyclones. Apart from the safe housing of citizens, in many cases, we need also to preserve historical buildings. So, there is a necessity of strengthening and monitoring existing buildings. The traditional methods for strengthening of buildings are not always acting in most effective way, opposite, sometimes they caused hazardous situations. New strengthening systems that may also act as monitoring are very promising. This session will focus on innovative strengthening equipped with monitoring systems.



10h00 - 11h30 | Action Tank 3 - Energy Management

UPTEC TECH - Open Space

Theme: Global need to save energy

Moderator: Joaquim Borges Gouveia, University of Aveiro

Invited Speakers: 

Luis Castanheira, Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering

Helder Marques, SmartWatt


Energy management is the key to saving energy. Much of the importance of energy management comes from the global need to save energy. This global need affects energy prices, emissions targets, and legislation, all of which lead to several compelling reasons why we need to save energy. In this session we will talk about energy management systems and how these can be adopted in the organisations.



10h00 - 11h30 | Action Tank 4 - Healthcare


Theme: Technologies for regenerative medicine

Moderators: Biqiong Chen, University of Sheffield | Maria A. Lopes, UPORTO


Invited Speakers:

Michael Tadros, Botin Foundation | Technology transfer & innovation of biomedical and biotechnology research-based products

João Transmontano, Biolotus Biotech | Investable tech trends in Health


Discussion Panel:

Eduardo Ascenso, Ceramed
Rui Amandi de Sousa, Stemmatters

Regenerative medicine is a promising approach to promoting health and quality of life. However, there remain challenges in translating regenerative medicine to clinical applications in many cases. This Healthcare Action Tank will discuss novel technologies for regenerative medicine which may have potential to address some of the challenges, whilst also covering the technology transfer and commercialisation potential of selected healthcare-related products.




11h30 - 13h00 | Action Tank 5 Smart Cities


Theme: citizen engagement with new smart technologies

Moderator: Alex Peng, University of Sheffield

Discussion Panel:

Paulo Calçada, Porto City Council

António Bob Santos, CEiiA

Francesco Maurelli, Technical University of Munich


Although the smart city concept is driven by advanced technologies, its success is highly dependent on the engagement of citizens. Historically, such engagement has been problematic, especially considering individual differences in terms of age, education, skills, income levels, and family composition. A lack of citizen engagement is increasingly recognised as a global issue affecting successful deployment and usage of smart technologies worldwide. This session will address the issue of citizen engagement with new smart technologies and will discuss ways to overcome this lack of engagement. This session will focus on the new promising technologies and possible industrial application of flexible electronics.



11h30 - 13h00 | Action Tank 6 - Renewables


Theme: SMART Buildings: Local energy storage

Moderator: Anders Bentien, Fre3nergy (Denmark)

Invited Speakers: 

Adélio Mendes, University of Porto

Nuno Delgado, EFACEC


Buildings are increasingly encouraged to include Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for smart management of local energy production and consumption and cost savings. With local ESS solutions the end users can act as active players in an overall optimized electricity system. This session will focus on local energy storage solutions for smart grid integration, taking into account the synergies between technologies.

In collaboration with: CEner






08h30 - 10h00 | ActionTank 7 - Advanced Manufacturing

FEUP | Room I-105

Theme: Factories of the Future

Moderator: Ben Morgan, AMRC

Invited Speakers:


Ben Morgan, AMRC | Factory 2050

Factory 2050 will be the UK's first totally re-configurable, digital factory, built to respond to an increasing requirement for advanced manufacturers to be able to make rapid changes to product design, as a result of ever-changing customer demands. It is designed so that machines and manufacturing modules can easily be moved around the shop floor.


Tiago Brito e Faro, ADIRA | Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing won't replace conventional production methods but it is revolutionizing industry worldwide. Increasingly Efficient Machinery and the expected reduction of the production costs, particularly in printed metallic products, are key factors to be considered.



08h30 - 10h00 | Action Tank 8 - Novel Materials

FEUP | Room A104

Theme: Flexible Electronics

Moderator: João Gomes, CeNTI

Invited Speaker: Luiz Pereira, University of Aveiro


Flexible electronics are lightweight, rugged, bendable, rollable, portable, and potentially foldable. Most of the objects in our daily life such as paper, bags and textiles are bendable/foldable. The integration of electronic functionality into everyday objects can improve their benefit to the user, and also give rise to new applications, such as flexible displays and smart textiles.



10h00 - 11h30 | Action Tank 9 - Automotive Innovation

FEUP | Room I-105

Theme: C2G Life Cycle Prediction of Automotive Materials & Systems

Moderator: Clara Frias, University of Manchester

Invited speaker(s): Júlio Viana, University of Minho


Material ageing is commonly understood as changes of material properties with time. This physical or chemical alteration has a detrimental effect on the material properties and leads to gradual loss of the design function and unacceptable loss of efficiency or ultimate failure. Ageing of a material system under normal service conditions is a difficult case to treat. Many factors can significantly affect its durability, such as temperature, irradiation, moisture, chemicals, mechanical creep and fatigue loading. This means that the impact of ageing on performance can be critical on 'customer experience'. This session will focus on an 'age-aware' comprehensive simulation tool for the prediction and assessment of critically important automotive components and systems during manufacturing, in-service and the end of life.



10h00 - 11h30 | Action Tank 10 - Global Engineering

FEUP | Room A104

Theme: Global Engineering

Moderators: António Moreira and Marc Zupan, University of Maryland


Globalization has transformed engineering practice. Our interconnected world demands global engineers: a new generation of engineers adept at working in culturally diverse and geographically dispersed teams to solve large-scale technical challenges. Within this new paradigm, technical preparation is not enough. To be "globally competent," engineers must demonstrate certain "defining" technical skills as well as the "enabling skills" that allow them to operate effectively on international projects. The Global Engineering Action Tank will cover the interdisciplinary study intersecting engineering technology, entrepreneurship skills and the influence of the global society/culture on problem solving. Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to how engineering is practiced globally, cultural issues, differences in engineering around the world, how to conduct oneself in a foreign environment, and preparing for an international engineering experience. The Action Tank will develop rules, methods, tools and Global Engineering schemes within the context of the available literature and our direct workshop observations.



11h30 - 13h00 | Action Tank 11 - Innovation on Railways

FEUP | Room I-105

Theme: Innovation on High Speed Railways

Moderator: Rui Calçada, FEUP | Pedro Alves Costa, FEUP

Invited Speakers:

David Connolly, Herriot-Watt University

Sérgio Neves, University of Huddersfield

Augusto Franco, Nomad Tech


Making the transport of goods and the mobility of people more secure, efficient and environmentally friendly are key issues on modern societies. Looking ahead, we need transport systems that meet the needs of its users, demanding faster and more competitive systems, without forgetting the minimization of environmental impacts. The use of high-speed trains shows how this vision for the future can be made a reality today. The development of further connections remains a key priority. The completion of these new connections will soon give the EU and its citizens a true high-speed rail network that will allow its users to travel in conditions of improved comfort and safety while at the same time reducing their impact on the environment. This session will focus on the innovation, which allows us to create competitive and interoperable systems of real technological excellence that support the development of high-speed railways. 

In collaboration with: CSF



11h30 - 13h00 | Action Tank 12 - Service Design & Innovation

FEUP | Room A104

Theme: Fuelling service innovation through service design

Moderator: Lia Patrício, UPORTO

Invited speakers:

Dominik Mahr, University of Maastricht

Nelson Pinho, Compta


Service innovation has become a strategic imperative for Europe, as both service and manufacturing organisations look for new service solutions to co-create value with customers and improve their competitive position. Service design is crucial to service innovation, as it brings new service ideas to life.
Service design is a human-centered, creative, iterative approach to the creation of new services that incorporates multiple contributions from service marketing, operations, and information technology, all integrated through design-based methods and tools. It integrates designing thinking with its iterative process of exploration, ideation, reflection and implementation, with systems thinking that enables understanding and designing the interrelated components of service systems and value networks. In this session Professor Dominik Mahr from the Service Science Factory and University of Maastricht, and Dr. Nelson Pinho from Compta, will share their experience on how service design has helped fuelling service innovation in both academic and industrial contexts.

In collaboration with: CiPS



14h00 - 15h30 | Action Tank 13 - Blue Growth

FEUP | Room I-105

Theme: Sustainable Presence in the Ocean

Moderator: João Sousa, UPORTO

Invited Speakers:

Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU

Francesco Maurelli, Technical University of Munich


Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are playing an increasingly important role in helping scientists and industry understand the oceans. All can be programmed, some can be deployed for long periods, some to depths of 6,000 metres, most gather data about the water column, measuring ocean currents, while an increasing number map or photograph the ocean floor, reaching places inaccessible to other machines. Nowadays, the challenges are more related with the deploying of AUVs for longer periods, improving sensor capacity and making the machines less dependent on human intervention after deployment. Demands for greater capability by users means that AUV developers are focused on making improvements in areas such as energy efficiency, propulsion, command and control, payloads, autonomy and reliability. This session will focus on the challenges ahead and on the promising technologies that are being developed in the field.



14h00 - 15h30 | Action Tank 14 - Logistics & Mobility

FEUP | Room A104

Theme: Future transport and supply chain

Moderator: Lenny Koh, University of Sheffield

Invited speakers:

Pedro Côrte-Real, Sonae | IT for Logistics & Mobility

Jorge Pinho de Sousa, U.Porto / INESC TEC | Urban mobility, information systems and new business models


Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, Big Data Analytics and Industry 4.0 have influenced the role and value of data, information, knowledge and intelligence power in decision making across industry and public services. Mobility of goods and services from how they are sourced,produced/manufactured, stored, processed, transferred and consumed across the supply chain network are increasingly facilitated by complex network flow of data, information, knowledge and intelligence web. This Action Tank focuses on these issues in transport and logistics across supply chain network by exploring the possible future IT and Analytics power and changes required for Advanced Supply Chain Management.