For three days Guimarães was the capital of design and innovation. Portugal’s birthplace welcomed the 25th edition of the annual conference of the EU-BIC network - European Union Business and Innovation Centre – between September 28th and 30th.
Investing in new technologies, focusing on the cooperation between the various economic players and promoting cooperation between European governments, are the necessary elements for the EU to re-impose itself as the world leader in the digital revolution. This is the conclusion of the The Power of Digital Transformation meeting, that COTEC held on 21st October in Lisbon, in partnership with Nokia.
As Minister of the Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral argues that the coming of the Web Summit to Portugal will have a "huge impact" on the country, so we should be able to improve our image abroad and appreciate ourselves and our products.
Portuguese science and technology based start-ups have assumed an increasingly decisive role in the enhancement of scientific knowledge in Portugal. In fact, nowadays they are one of the main players regarding the growth of the demand for tools aiming to support R&D business.
Access to investors. For the next three years the Web Summit will take place in Lisbon. This global benchmark event in the field of information technologies will establish itself as a step forward towards the development of technological entrepreneurship in Portugal. It is expected that start-ups will gain more and better access to new customers and partners and have greater visibility among venture capital investors.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are terms and concepts increasingly used nowadays. As we usually say, they are "fashionable".
When I say that despite being a innovation management specialist and being able to approach any subject, I maintain a blog to speak only about food innovation, many are astonished: "What is food innovation? Is it a new diet to lose weight? Are you a chef that cooks different foods?" I explain why I chose this topic because I am a food scientist and the doubt goes on: "So you create Frankenstein-type green food in the laboratory, deal with transgenics?"