|08h45 – 09h00||Check-in of Participants|
|09h00 – 10h00||Exhibition: Tech Demo and Business Showcase (room 1 – Showroom)||Workshop ‘Building Blocks for the Future’ *by invitation
|10h00 – 11h00||UPTEC NON-STOP: Startup Pitches (room 6)|
|11h00 – 12h30||The Circle 2021 *by invitation
|12h30 – 14h00||Informal Lunch @ UPTEC|
|14h00 – 15h30||Exhibition: Tech Demo and Business Showcase
(room 1 – Showroom)
|Workshop ‘Building Startup Communities in the Times of Changes and Disruptions’ (room 3)|
|15h30 – 16h30||EIT Health – Digital Health and the Quadruple Helix (room 4)|
|16h30 – 17h00||Coffee-break|
|17h00 – 18h00||Workshop ‘Building Blocks for the Future’ *Open to public – presentation of results (room 2)|
|18h00 – 20h30||Farewell Party @ UPTEC|
Exhibition: Tech Demo and Business Showcase (09h00 – 12h30; 14h00 – 16h30 | room 1 – showroom)
The delegates will have the opportunity to present and/or just visit a wide group of technology showcases and some technology demonstrations / simulations. Any delegate can propose technologies to be presented, free of charge. The Business Showcase includes institutional showcases. The delegates have the opportunity (optional) to be present with a institutional showcase (free of charge) which offers the perfect spot for the companies to promote their expertise, products and projects, but also to interact and/or do business with other partners as well as with academic and scientific communities.
UPTEC NON-STOP: Startup Pitches (10h00 – 12h30 | room 6)
UPTEC Non-Stop is an opportunity for entrepreneurs installed at UPTEC (Science and Technology Park of UPorto) to present their business ideas to the wider scientific community, industry representatives, investors and to the media. The companies represented come from various scientific areas and each will have 5 minutes designated for a pitch in order to incite interest in the potential partners and investors. The event will take place at the UPTEC Asprela campus.
The Circle 2021 (11h00 – 12h30 | room 7)
This activity is designated for the members of the Circle (no open to public registrations).
The Circle is a club formed by companies that have emerged from the entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem of the University of Porto. The Club is promoted by U.Porto Innovation together with the founders of the companies that bear the U.Porto Spin-off seal. It is a unique initiative that brings spin-offs together in forums to debate the main challenges facing companies within some of the most dynamic value chains in the world. U.Porto develops its innovation ecosystem in conjunction with these companies, streamlining the exchange of experiences and the improvement of their processes and business. Partners include: Porto Business School, Santander Universidades, UPTEC.
Workshop ‘Building Blocks for the Future’ (09h00 – 11h00; 17h00 – 18h00 | room 2)
Society | Circularity | Health and Well-being
09h00 – 11h00 (*by invitation)
The aim of the first part of this workshop is to wrap up the underlying themes of the event ‘BIN@PORTO 2021′ (based on the prior interviews with Open Sessions’ speakers and other invited experts) and make final conclusions about what had been presented and discussed throughout the event. The morning session thus only counts with the participation of the invited experts and is thus by invitation only.
17h00 – 18h00 (*Open to public)
The evening part of the workshop, presentation of results, is open to all interested participants as the key takeaways from the event are introduced – the results and conclusions that will serve as the final material for the production of the event White Paper.
Workshop ‘Building Startup Communities in the Times of Changes and Disruptions’ (14h00 – 15h30 | room 3)
This workshop will focus on 4 different case-studies of startup communities.
Moderator: Maria Oliveira, UPTEC
Mark Birch, AWS
Henrique Reis, SUPERA Parque
Daniela Monteiro, Porto Digital
Chen Shmilo, 8200 Impact
UPTEC supports the creation and development of business projects in the arts, sciences and technologies and hosts national and international innovation centres. UPTEC also offers a propitious environment for innovation and the creation of companies, as it assumes itself as a valuable role in bridging the gap between the knowledge generated at the University and the market. Besides, its vision is to become a world reference Science and Technology Park, capable of driving change and reinventing the Portuguese economy. Since 2007, UPTEC has supported more than 630 business projects, graduated 86 companies, and contributed — in 2019, only — to the direct and indirect creation of 6500 new jobs.
Maria Oliveira is Business Director at UPTEC. With more than 15 years’ experience working in technology transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation management, Maria worked in several capacities in Portugal and abroad, namely in innovation consultancy, heading of U.Porto Innovation, invited fellow of Boston University, Executive Director of UTEN, a component of the UT Austin | Portugal Program. She is regularly invited as an external expert to evaluate proof of concept proposals for the European Commission and to participate in conferences and seminars. Maria graduated in Engineering (UTAD), with a M.Sc. in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (U.PORTO), an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management and MBA from Porto Business School.
AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster, including the world’s top startups, from Airbnb to Zocdoc. There’s a reason more startups build on AWS than any other provider: we’re here to help you succeed, from inception to IPO. Whether you’re looking for help solving a technical challenge, hiring the right engineers, or finalizing a fundraising round, we have the resources you need to get started.
Mark is a community builder, software entrepreneur, and startup advisor. He currently works at AWS as a Principal Startup Advocate helping founders and technical teams on how startups successfully build and scale their startups on AWS. Previously, Mark was at Stack Overflow to launch their SaaS Q&A platform.
Mark is the author of Community-in-a-Box where he shares lessons from his time at Stack Overflow and his own community efforts. He founded DEVBIZOPS, a community for technology leaders. He also is the founder of the Enterprise Sales Forum, a global community of 25,000 B2B sales professionals to learn, collaborate & network. Connect with Mark at https://www.linkedin.com/in/startupmark/
Supera Park is an innovation environment responsible for attracting technology companies especially in the sectors of Health, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Bioenergy and Agribusiness. The Park Integrates universities, research institutes, startups and technology companies through the exchange of knowledge and technologies. The Park has a portfolio of 86 companies, which 60 of them are on the Incubation Program, 22 are inside the Business Center and 4 are foreigner companies in the Softlanding Program. Supera Park is in the ranking of World Top University Business Incubator – from the UBI Global World Rankings of Business Incubators and Accelerators 2019/2020.
Henrique is the coordinator of the International Office at Supera Innovation and Technology Park of Ribeirão Preto, responsible for the communication with foreign companies, embassies, consulates, incubators and technological parks. He is also the responsible for the development of the Sofltanding Program, which structures a business and compatibility market analysis for a foreign company for the Brazilian market. Henrique graduated in Business Management from State University of Londrina (UEL).
A private non-profit association, promoting the creation of a digital community, which values innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of the city of Porto and its metropolitan area. Aimed at developing the city’s digital technological and communications infrastructure, as well as to develop tools to support the processes and actions of open innovation and cocreation and to ensure the implementation of effective public policies and services. Through Porto Digital, the Municipality is supporting entrepreneurs in transforming challenges into innovative business opportunities, supporting their growth and internationalization process.
Daniela Monteiro is Head of Entrepreneurship at Porto Digital, collaborating with the innovation ecosystem in the city of Porto to enhance its potential. She’s worked with entrepreneurs and new companies since she co-founded Startup Pirates, a pre-acceleration program for aspiring entrepreneurs, that grew to more than 60 cities in 20 countries. She’s also worked with public and private organizations, developing and implementing innovation projects and was Executive Director at Startup Braga, startup accelerator and incubator on digital economy, nanotechnology and medical technologies.
Founded by 8200 alumni in 2013, 8200 IMPACT is the first acceleration program and community in Israel for impact-tech startups, that aim to tackle significant social or environmental challenges through advanced technology, for the benefit of society and economy both locally and globally. Up to date, the program’s alumni startups have raised more than $58M and created over 170 jobs, with a survival rate of 55%. The 7th cycle of the program focuses on Climate-tech, Health-tech and accessibility. 8200 Impact is also a design partner of Calling 2 Scale, a program led by EIT Hub Israel to support Impact-tech startups in the growth stage.
Chen Shmilo is a veteran of Unit 8200 and the Prime Minister’s Office, a lawyer by profession. At the beginning of his professional career, Chen served as a parliamentary advisor to the chairwoman of a faction in the Israeli Parliament, and later was appointed Public Policy Director at the Israeli Medical Association. In 2018, Chen was appointed CEO of Israeli AIDS/HIV Task Force, and in 2020 was selected to be the Managing Director at 8200 Impact in the 8200 Alumni Association. He’s also a steering committee member of Israel-Tohoku Startup Global Challenge, a unique accelerator for Impact-tech Japanese startups, and a Co-Managing Director of 8200 Cactus, an acceleration program for ESG-oriented startups led by Ben Gurion University’s students and alumni.
EIT Health – Digital Health and the Quadruple Helix (15h30 – 16h30 | room 4)
This session counts with the participation of panellists coming from different involved sectors and has the following composition:
Moderator: Joana Carrilho | University of Porto
Academia: Benjamim Harris | University of Oxford
Civil Society: João Malva | Ageing@Coimbra
Industry: José Bastos | knok Healthcare
Healthcare professional: Tiago Taveira | MTG Healthcare Data Services
Joana Carrilho has a degree in Aquatic Sciences and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences – University of Porto. Between 2002 and 2013 she was uninterruptedly linked to scientific research in the area of genetics. Alongside her scientific growth, she also developed her teaching and communication skills, being a certified trainer and facilitator in Innovation (FORTH methodology) especially in the area of Health, and a mentor in the area of communication and debate. Before joining Porto4Ageing team at the University of Porto, she worked in a consulting company in the areas of internationalisation, management and project planning. Over the last few years she has dedicated herself to the areas of entrepreneurship promotion, protection of intellectual property and commercialization of technologies. She has experience in managing international projects for sharing best practices and improving management policies in the health sector.
Clinical doctor with PhD in Cancer and Machine Learning (University of Oxford). Innovative Educator & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Academy of Medical Educators EIT Health project lead (Education & Accelerator pillars). He is a dedicated, efficient and empathetic doctor with a passion for providing excellent clinical care. Benjamin exercises this passion through his teaching, entrepreneurial activities, research and clinical practice. He is an accomplished tutor holding teaching positions at the University of Oxford and a pioneer in novel learning approaches. Further, he is a keen researcher both at the bench and bedside with numerous academic publications and expertise in personalised medicine, bioinformatics and machine learning which he has applied to help unravel the complexities of malignancy. He will be talking about our novel EdTech platform which is transforming learning across the globe.
João O. Malva
João O. Malva is a Neuroscientist, Ageing Research Network Manager and Research Coordinator at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra. He is founder of Ageing@Coimbra, four stars Reference Site of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. João Malva has been coordinator of strategic projects funded under Horizon 2002, including the ERA Chair at the University of Coimbra, the teaming project of the Multidisciplinary Institute of Ageing (MIA-Portugal) and the EIT Health Ageing PhD School, just to mention some of the most impacting achievements. He holds H factor 42 and has been cited near 5000 time. He was President of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience 2007-2011.
José Bastos is an experienced high-level manager driven by his dream of providing universal healthcare to the world. As Co-founder & CEO of knok Healthcare, his goals include empowering every person on the planet to have access to quality and affordable health care. José has a degree in Management from the University of Oporto and a Mergers and Acquisition Programme from the University of Chicago – Booth and is fluent in Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Before knok, he worked for 17 years in Finance and Strategic Planning at a multinational. He has managed international and multicultural teams and developed businesses in a global context.
Tiago Taveira is a specialist in Family Medicine, visiting Professor at FMUP, UFP and CESPU, in the areas of Preventive Medicine, General Practice, Medical Informatics, and Data Science. He is also the founder and CEO of MTG Healthcare Data Services, a company dedicated to the application of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions in the health sector.
B2B Meetings (09h00 – 12h30 | room 5)
Pre-scheduled B2B meetings. All the delegates who would like to participate in this activity can demonstrate their interest in B2B Meeting by ticking the relevant box in the online registration form and specify thereafter the type of partner they would wish to meet in order the event organisation team could promote the match. If the proposal for a meeting proves to be successful (i.e. both counterparts confirm their interest), a B2B Meeting has been pre-scheduled.
Additionally, and in partnership with Business & Innovation Network (BIN@) partners, we have enabled the opportunity to take part in remote B2B Meetings to delegates who are unable to physically be present in the event but are still interested in taking part in the B2B Meetings with other participating companies/organisations. The delegates participating remotely represent the following companies: