EIT Digital Braga Satellite opening

Join us on 26 June in Braga, Portugal, for the opening of EIT Digital's latest Satellite!

Key speakers include the Portuguese Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and the Minister of Planning, Nelson Souza.

EIT Digital's first Satellite in Portugal will focus on three core tasks:

  1. Engagement of industrial and knowledge partners from the Portuguese ecosystem in EIT Digital’s Focus Areas (Digital Cities, Digital Finance, Digital Industry, Digital Tech, Digital Wellbeing)
  2. Proactive scouting and coordination of impactful opportunities for collaborative innovation commercialisation by companies and universities across Portugal
  3. Design, organization and delivery of networking activities between the business and academic communities in Portugal and the EU-wide EIT Digital ecosystem in order to achieve mutual cooperation, program alignment and commercial success.

The Satellite will serve all regions of Portugal.


Praça Conde de Agrolongo, n° 123
4700-312 Braga, Portugal


10:00 Opening Session - EIT Digital in Portugal: Leveraging the pan-European network for Digital Transformation
- Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga
- Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital
- Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of Economy

10:45 Boosting Digital Transformation through Entrepreneurial Education
• Keynote: Roberto Prieto, Chief Education Officer EIT Digital

Panel “Educational and skill-related challenges for digital transformation”
- Ricardo J. Machado, Vice-Rector, University of Minho / DTx
- Dániel Bányay, EIT Digital Master School
- Célia Reis, CEO Altran Portugal
Facilitator: Carlos Oliveira, Executive President José Neves Foundation

11:45 Coffee Break

12:15 Digital Transformation in the Economy and the Society

- Portuguese Digital and AI Agenda, Nuno Rodrigues, Member of the Board FCT/ INCoDe 2030
- Digital Transformation, António M. Cunha, President DTx CoLab
- EIT Digital Innovation Factory: Jesus Contreras, Node Director EIT Digital Spain

13:15 Lunch Break

14:45 Filling the gaps in the innovation funnel
Keynote: Rui Paiva, CoFounder & CEO WeDo Technologies (Thales Group)

Panel “The European innovation funnel”
- José Manuel Mendonça, Chairman of the Board and CEO INESC TEC
- Mário Rui Santos, Partner Wavecom
- Fabio Pianesi, Head of External Collaboration EIT Digital
- Teresa Martins, CEO Neadvance
Facilitator: Nuno Serra, Mentor and Business Executive BGI

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Closing Session
- Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
- Nelson de Souza, Minister for Planning
- Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital

17:00 End


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