* * * Please note that this is a preliminary programme subject to further updates.


The Focus Sessions will include pre-scheduled B2B meetings. This means that all the participants who are interested in this activity, need to submit a partner search query (by ticking the relevant box in the online registration form and specifying thereafter the type of partner they would wish to meet) in order the event’s organisation team could promote the matching. If the matching proves to be successful the B2B meeting is pre-scheduled. The Focus Sessions will also include debates on “Empowering Innovators for a Sustainable Localism” and “How to Put Open Innovation in a Sustainability Context” where various stakeholders take the floor during discussion panels.



Venue: UPTEC


08h45 – 10h00 | Check-in of Participants 

10h00 – 12h40 | Pre-scheduled B2B Meetings

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Building Partnerships

12h40 – 14h00 Informal Lunch @ UPTEC

15h00 – 16h30 | Debate: Empowering Innovators for a Sustainable Localism


Carlos Oliveira, FEUP
Carlos Cardoso Oliveira is the director of communication and cooperation at FEUP – Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (since 2005). He is also active as a community manager at Porto Innovation District, and as an invited professor of the U.Porto multimedia master’s degree (since 1996). Carlos Oliveira has graduated from electrical engineering and has a master’s degree in telecommunications, both from FEUP. He has also been a researcher at INESC Porto and an entrepreneur in the multimedia sector.




Micael Gustafsson, Clusterland Sweden
Micael is the CEO of Learning to Sleep a Swedish company working with treatment of sleeping disorder. He is a frequent speaker around sleep, stress and how bad sleeping behaviour has affected especially the tech industry. He also runs the cluster organisation Clusterland Sweden, focusing on the digital health sector. Micael has his theoretical background in political science and economics from the Lund University (MBA). Micael has an extensive international network in Europe, US, South America and Asia. He also got appointed as European Cluster Manager of the Year 2012 by the European Cluster Collaboration platform, is a board member in several companies and works as an advisor for several regions in Europe on regional innovation. During the latest years he has been very engaged in encouraging young people to choose to start their own business and also to use their creative skills in order to develop both industry and society. He has also built up the knowledge around Open Innovation and Living Labs and worked with several different models for design driven innovation.


Luís Neves, Porto Tech Hub
Luís enjoys unifying his extensive experience in leadership, business activities and sponsored innovation through IT. During the last few years he has been fully engaged in the leadership of R&D projects and IT companies either as a founder, entrepreneur or external consultant. His career has included top level executive positions in companies across several business and expertise domains – telecommunications, healthcare systems, business intelligence and knowledge management, data quality, customer relationship management, software engineering, software architecture and design, product conception and development.


Ricardo Yogui, PUC-Rio
Ricardo Yogui is member of Innovation Agency of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (AGI/PUC-Rio). Yogui is also member of Anpei – The National Association for Research and Development of Innovative Companies – and Open Innovation BR community. His main focus is to promote open innovation initiatives that allow interactions between industry and academia in order to promote innovations with social impacts. Yogui is associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of PUC-Rio and guest professor of Innovation Management in Brazilian Business School such as IAG/PUC-Rio, FDC and Ibmec. He is the author of Innovation Framework – open model, adopted by organizations in different sectors in order to develop their strategic innovation plan. Ricardo Yogui is also a guest editor of “International Journal of World Review of Science & Technology for Sustainable Development Brazil/Sweden – edition 2018”. As researcher, Yogui worked on Plataforma iTec, an open innovation plataform developed by Anpei and MCTIC – Brazilian Ministry of Science Technology, Innovation and Communications. Before a sabbatical period, between 1994-2009, Yogui served global/local organizations as business operation head for South America region. In that period, he helped to introduce emerging technologies in the local market such as CAD/CAM, Printer 3D and 3D Laser Scanning, combined with new business models and new product licensing agreements.

António Moreira, UMBC
Professor Antonio R. Moreira is a well-known and highly regarded biotechnology expert in cell culture and fermentation bioprocessing. He holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Moreira is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where he holds the position of Professor of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Moreira has also been Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering. Professor Moreira has an active research program currently focused on the production of biologics via novel mammalian cell culture processes. Prior to UMBC, professor António Moreira spent 10 years in senior management positions with the food and biopharma industries. He is also a consultant to various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, is a frequent lecturer for a number of professional organizations and received the PDA James Agalloco award in 1997. Dr. Moreira was the Founding President of the Chesapeake Bay Area chapter of ISPE and is currently a member of Board of Directors of the ISPE Foundation.

Nick Morgan, Kollider Projects Ltd
Nick is an award winning creative director with an international career in design and branding. He has lead significant projects for renowned global brands working for both publicly quoted agencies and through his own consultancies in both the UK and Australia.





16h30 – 18h00 | Debate: How to Put Open Innovation in a Sustainability Context   (session put forward by Open Innovation BR)


Shirley Coutinho, PUC-Rio
Shirley Coutinho has Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), obtained in 1990 from Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and Bachelor’s in Pedagogic, obtained in 1963, from Federal University of Espírito Santo. From 1993 to 2000, liaison responsibility as independent consultant and official Project Manager between the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and the Brazilian business community, and also collaboration with the Enterprise Incubator of Genesis Institute at PUC-Rio, to launch new business ventures with recent graduates, focused on technology based products and services. In 2001, initiated the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office at PUC-Rio, actual Innovation Agency, being its Executive Manager. Co-founder and actual Vice-President of FORTEC – Forum of Innovation and Technology Transfer Managers and in this capacity member of its Board of Directors. Previous experience in various management positions held in “Companhia Vale do Rio Doce”, actual VALE, Brazil’s largest mineral and logistics company.


Bruna Alves Bueno, Braskem
Bruna is responsible for innovation at Braskem Digital Center. She holds a MSc in Policy of Science and Technology (UNICAMP) and a graduation degree in Business. Her main research topic is open innovation, studying automotive  and petrochemical industries. Bruna joined Braskem 8 years ago, where she has occupied different roles in IT/technology teams. Currently, she is responsible for exploring and evaluating innovation opportunities and digital technologies outside Braskem, including state-of-the-art and experimental technologies. She is also responsible for connections with innovation ecosystems, design, coordination and support for the internal processes of generation, acceleration and incubation of digital ventures, and promotion & dissemination of innovation culture in the company.


Tatiana Faria de Araújo, BCSD-Brazil (CEBDS)
Institutional Project Advisor at the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD-Brazil) since 2016, coordinating projects in the following themes: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Cities, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Integrated Reporting, Sustainability Reporting and Leaders Council. Previously, she was Senior Consultant at Deloitte, where she coordinated an audit team on projects in management area (Safety, Environment and Health), ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. She also worked at Bureau Veritas in environmental auditing and environmental management system (ISO 14001:2004). Tatiana is biologist by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with Master’s Degree in Ecology at the same university.


Carlos Magno Nascimento, FIRJAN
The educational background of Carlos Magno Nascimento includes Production Engineering with specialisation in marketing services from UFF (Brazil), and business models from UFRJ/Coppead e Dom Cabral (Brazil). He has also received executive training in Strategic Management at Wharton/Pennsylvania University and in Innovation Management at Columbia University. Carlos Magno Nascimento is the executive of Firjan (Industry Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), where today he holds the position of General Manager of Business, being responsible for the strategic services. Within the framework of his day-to-day tasks, if to name few, he has implemented corporate CRM, the aftermarket service model, the national integrated service, the mathematical model of B2C and B2B customer segmentation for services, the commercial bidding channel, and other strategies.