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Celso Martinho

Celso Martinho is co-founder and Director of the Technical SAPO, the largest portal and Internet project in Portugal.

He loves technology, internet, programming, communications, online communities, universal access to information, entrepreneurship, opensource software, OSX and Linux, 8-bit retro-computing, music, electronics and DIY movement, and digital photography. Has the rare profile Myers-Briggs INTP. He studied electronics education at the University of Aveiro where eventually collaborate with your Computer Centre. It is linked to the emergence and development of the Internet in Portugal and other projects and start-ups. He worked in São Paulo, Brazil during the year 2000.

And recently with a group of 3 more friends, developed the amateur draft Spacebits and launched several high-altitude balloons into the stratosphere in Portugal collecting videos and spectacular images seen from almost space.

Carlos Santos Silva

Carlos A. Santos Silva is invited Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Field of Energy and Environment since June 2008 under the MIT-Portugal Program.

Born in Lisbon in 1976, he graduated in Mechanical Engineering, branch Automation Control and Robotics at Technical University in 1999 and completed a master’s degree in Control Systems. In 2001 he joined as a researcher in the Department of Neuro-Computer Siemens AG, Corporate Technology – Information and Communications (Siemens CT-IC4) in Munich, in the area of ​​optimization of supply chains. In 2004, he returned to Portugal as Wizard in Control Systems, Department of School of Engineering Machinery Nautica Infante D. Henrique, during which time he completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon in late 2005.

In 2006, becomes project manager Albatroz Engenharia SA, one start-up of information systems applied to energy technologies, where he participated in the development of an integrated system of inspection airlines to EDP. During this period also obtained a graduate degree in Project Management from the Portuguese Catholic University.

In 2008, he entered the Technical University to perform coordination functions the doctoral programs and advanced training of the MIT-Portugal Program in Sustainable Energy Systems and research in planning and optimization of sustainable energy systems. It is also responsible for the scientific coordination of the project at IST Green Islands , which aims to design and implementation of future energy systems of the Azores. He is the author of 12 articles in international journals and more than 50 conference papers. It is also the coordinator of the Energy Efficiency row Pole Competitiveness and Energy Energy – ENERGYIN.

Erica Nascimento

Erica Nascimento has a degree in International Relations from the Lusíada University of Lisbon, and has a graduate degree in management from the New Forum for executives (New University of Lisbon). He began his professional activity in the international relations office of the National Industrial Property Institute ( INPI). Between 2007 and 2010 was Programme Manager at Junior Achievement Portugal. Since 2010 to date is regional director of the same organization.

Pedro Gadanho

Pedro Gadanho divides its activity between architecture, curators, critics and teaching university. It is MA in Art & Architecture and realized doctorate in FAUP, where he teaches. Is editor of the blog ShrapnelContemporary and bookazine Beyond, Short-Stories on the Post- Contemporary in Amsterdam, regularly contributing to other publications internationally.

Was commissioner ‘ Metaflux ,’ Portuguese representation at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2004, and shows like ‘ Space Invaders ,’ ‘ Post.Rotterdam ,’ ‘ Pancho Guedes An alternative modernist ,’ and ‘ Inhabit Portugal 2006-2008. ‘ Integrated steering ExperimentaDesign between 2000 and 2003. His architectural projects include the Orange House in Carreço, the Art Center of Ellipse Foundation and Casa Balthasar in Porto.

Helena Marujo

Helena Agueda Marujo is Professor of Psychology at the University of Lisbon.

Taught chairs in School Psychology Master of the University of Minho, in the School of Health Alcoitão, and Postgraduate and Masters in the fields of Family, Education and Community Intervention at the Portuguese Catholic University and the University of the Azores. More recently taught in the Master of Education, Social Pedagogy area, the Portuguese Catholic University, and coordinated, for two years, Postgraduate Studies and Interventions with Families of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

PhD in Psychology by the same Faculty, was Visiting Researcher at the University of Massachusetts. It is forming credited with extensive experience in training teachers, educators, parents, psychologists, health workers and social intervention, and in a business context, also of employers, entrepreneurs, managers and professionals from various fields. In these areas has developed lectures and training activities across the country and abroad, in Portugal privileged relations with the Social Security of the Azores – Social Insertion Income and CEFOS – Center of Studies and Social Institute of Social Training.

Member of the Research Centre for Psychology, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, which conducts research in varied fields, but especially in the field of positive psychology, and network Ibero-American Positive Psychology, which is part as a representative Portuguese.

He is co-author of six books entitled disclosure: “Family and School Success: guide for parents and other educators” (1998, 4th Edition); “Educating for Optimism: guide for teachers and parents” (1999); “Optimism and Emotional Intelligence: guide for teachers and leaders” (2001, 3rd edition); “Optimism and Hope in Education: sources of inspiration for a creative school” (2004); “The secret pain of infertility” (2004), all published by Editorial Presence; Positively: science in the service of well-being (in the publication of books Sphere, and together with Catherine Rivero).

Nuno Jerónimo

Nuno Jerónimo was born in Coimbra and a degree in Sociology from the University of Beira Interior where he is currently assistant sociology department.

In progress (slow) is developing a doctoral thesis on mood.

Public Enemy was regular contributor between 2005 and 2009 and writes the humorous weekly newspaper column Interior.

Senior was the Atlantic magazine (now defunct).

Regularly participates in the “Spot the Difference” on Radio Europe.

He is the author of the book (humorous) “How to Get Stupidly Worship in Only 10 Minutes”

John Abrantes

John Abrantes, 30, researches and develops interactive technological languages. It is managing partner and technical director Mikroelement, a company that operates in the areas of IT & Development and R & D in Integrated Multimedia in INSerralves, pole of the creative industries in the Serralves Foundation. it was a finalist for the national Prize for Creative Industries 2010. Between 2006 and 2008 worked in video game development, Digital TV, and software for mobile devices to domestic and international companies. He has a master in Computer Science in computer graphics at the University of Minho, which made the degree in Systems and Computer Engineering. Under the Erasmus program he was also from the University of Oulu in Finland.

Luis Quental Pereira

Luis Quental Pereira is director general of the Quotidian, a company specializing in innovation and organizational transformation through participatory methods. It has a degree in Equipment Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon and a Masters in Management from ISCTE. Between 1997 and 2001 he studied in the course of doctorate from the Institute of Design of the IIT in Chicago, where he also taught the master’s students. Along with his professional activity, he has maintained activity as a speaker at conferences and as a reviewer for scientific committees.

After a brief stint from 1989 to 1992 for teaching in secondary education and professional in 1993 started its activity of designer and innovation manager for Vulcan, factory central heating equipment of the Bosch Group. In 2000 he was in the department design of Steelcase in Grand Rapids, design methods of research focused on the user and applied to the design of work environments. Between 2001 and 2003, before founding Quotidian, was still in Lisbon and Barcelona, ​​Director of User Experience at IconMedialab (LBi), the company responsible for the design of interactive experiences.

André Macedo

André Macedo, 30, founder and CEO of ActualSales, group leader in the promotion and online sales in Portugal. ActualSales inaugurated a new paradigm in marketing and sales on the Internet market, to establish an entirely new business model based on the results of compensation . Today is ActualSales of the largest investors online in Portugal and is present in Spain, Brazil and Mexico.


Pedro Aniceto

Pedro Aniceto, has 47 years and is computer professional since 1980, a time when he had the opportunity to start in the intricacies of mechanical time computing that began to spell out the extraordinary phrase “If I knew it was, had brought a hammer! “. Something skeptical by nature, was making use of his considerable diopters in observing the evolution of technology, who loves but which is not considered married to a” crash “separate us, and will smile before all that has been given observe.

He studied electronics but a profound disagreement with Mr. Kirchoff made him shiver path and embark on other areas of the school, and still think that the computer was a huge match that destiny played him.

It is Product Manager and Marketing Responsible for the largest Apple Premium Reseller in Portugal and prominent figure in the creation of communities related to the brand of apple. He fought for years for the evangelization of the brand and its products and continues to propagate the faith and the doctrine to all who have not seen “the light.”

It is adept return to the roots in many of his extra-professional activities. It is capable of reasonable things in the field of carpentry and especially likes to write (having never published). Not dance, you have a blog and is Benfica.

Continues to like the phrase “If I knew it was, had brought a hammer!”


Nuno Brás

Nuno Brás is licensed since 2000 in Physics Engineering and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering both at IST.

He Was Lab teacher and worked in consulting firms. Since 2009 is Director General of LMIT, a pioneering IT company for energy efficiency in buildings, which aims to help change the way buildings are managed.

It is also a guest professor auxiliary Dep. Of Physics, University of Évora, where he teaches chairs in the area of ​​Energy Systems.



Francisco Duarte

Francisco Duarte holds a masters degree in Engineering Electromechanics at the University of Beira Interior, having won four academic merit scholarships throughout their university education and working on innovative projects in the field of renewable energy and industrial automation.

After completing the studies continued its research and development activity in renewable energy projects. With the project Waynergy (floor that generates electricity from the movement of people and vehicles on their surface) won the WinUBI contests, Innovation Award EDP Richard Branson and ISCTE MIT Portugal Venture Competition, in 2010.

It is co-promoter of the company Waydip , which is to develop and market the resulting products of the project Waynergy , still working in other innovating projects in the area of renewable energy.

It is also ambassador of the International Youth Year in Portugal, in the area of ​​innovation, appointed by the Portuguese Youth Institute.



Alvaro Barbosa

Associate Professor of the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University, assuming this institution the Director position of the Department of Sound and Image and Coordinator of Research Line in Digital Arts Research Center for Science and Technology of Arts (CITE).

PhD in Computer Science and Digital Communication at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and a degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from the University of Aveiro.

Its activity has been mainly within the Technology and Music Creation, Interactive Art and 3D animation, and its core area of ​​expertise Scientific and Artistic collaborative musical performance networking.

On this subject concluded in 2011, a post-doc at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. His work as a researcher and Experimental Artist has been extensively published and published internationally.



Tiago Nunes

Tiago Nunes has a degree in Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, which also works on the Project MagicKey since 2007.

In the Project develop systems that help improve the quality of life of people with severe physical limitations or disabilities.

In practice, develops electronic circuits and a programmer.

And dmundo Noble

Edmundo Nobre is Director of Ydreams – Informática, SA, a company which was one of the co-founders in 2000. YDreams assumed responsibilities in the areas of management, business development and prospecting. He is currently responsible for YLabs – the Research Laboratory of YDreams. Environmental engineer by training (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1991). As a researcher and PhD student has developed new approaches to multimedia modeling-based simulation models and ubiquitous interfaces.

Before founding YDreams worked in environmental consulting projects and founded the company Total Recall, Lda., Dedicated to Reality software development virtual for the industry.


Carlos Martins

Carlos Martins is the Chairman of the Board of ADDICT – Agency for Development of Creative Industries and member of the National Council of Culture – Section of Arts.

He has a degree in Economics from the University of Porto, has an MBA in Business Management and a Postgraduate degree in Cultural Tourism at the University of Barcelona. He is currently a PhD student in Geography from the University of Porto, with “Creative Clusters in Urban Space” thesis.

He is founder and partner of Opium Lda, which is dedicated to the urban, cultural and creative planning and carried out projects around the country.

He was coordinator, among others, the Territorial Development Program of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Porto and Tras-os-Montes, the Animation Program of Cities under the Euro 2004 and the program “Cooperating to develop – The North Tourism Network” .

It was a consultant of the Porto World Heritage Historic Centre Management Plan, the Guimarães candidacy for European Capital of Culture 2012, which was director and was a strategic advisor of Serralves and CCDR-N Foundation.

Acted as Alderman Department of Culture, Tourism and Economic Development of CM Santa Maria da Feira and was chairman of the Society’s Board of Tourism of Santa Maria da Feira SA., The Fair Viva, Culture and Tourism MS and the Directorate of ADREDV – Regional Development Agency of Entre-Douro e Vouga.

He is coauthor of the Macroeconomic Study “Development of a Cluster of Creative Industries in the North of Portugal”, as part of a consortium International formed with Charles Landry and Tom Flemin g.



Douglas Baillie

Douglas Baillie, 39, studied physics at the University of York, UK, and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, for his work on the integration of optical systems. His research interessses focus on energy systems that are in harmony with nature, the current and future use of metals in technology and the integration of social aspects in your research.

In the last three years he has studied and worked in Tamera project which is co-leader of technology development team.



Susana Carvalho

Carvalho Susana is a passionate communication and restless minds.

With 27 years of experience in advertising, he worked in various multinational agencies with dozens of brands and a variety of teams. Is CEO of JWT since 2002, having played roles in the customer service area, was director of marketing and human resources and director of operations. He is president of APAP / Portuguese Association of Advertising and Communication Companies since 2006.

With a degree in social communication from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in 2009 applied for the PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, which includes UL / UTL / UNL, with support from the University of East Anglia / UK, having finished curricular phase of the same. He returned to the university to learn more about the planet because he needed to find answers and inspiration to improve and continue to inspire and motivate, it feels that this is a transitional time for something to be born again and definitely want to make active part of it.


Nuno Carvalho

Nuno Carvalho is one of the founders of Rato – ADCC (Association for Cultural and Scientific Dissemination), an organization dedicated to the promotion of the Information Society.

His work has focused on training in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, as well as the mechanisms of citizen participation in the fight against digital divide.

Diogo Horta e Costa

Diogo Horta e Costa, 42, Married, 3 Children, Economist. Is Founding Partner and Administrator Biodroid Group (2008 – Present) Company dedicated to the development of video games for next generation platforms Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox 360, Ipad, Iphone and Android, and application development and simulators for the business market. from 1995 to 2008 was Chief Senior Consultant Dun & Bradstreet Iberia (1995-99), Director Marketing Tradecom (99-2001), Director Live Communication (2001-03), Managing Director PT Comunicações (2003-04), Director Central Marketing and Portugal Telecom CRM in PT SGPS (2005), Director PT International Investments (2005-2007), Director of PT SGPS (2008)


Luis Cipriano

Louis Cipriano is Principal Conductor of the Classical Orchestra of Beira Interior, Conductor Mixed Choir of Beira Interior, since its founding and Conductor of the Youth Choir of Beira Interior. She was recently chosen by the publisher Simon & Lazry, Germany, to appear in a book which contains 600 prominent people from around the world related to choral music.

Directed concerts in Portugal, Luxembourg, Palestine, Czech Rep., South Korea, Germany, Venezuela, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Norway, Hungary, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Vatican, Italy, Puerto Rico, France, Spain, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia.

He won in choir competitions, two bronze medals in South Korea (2002), a silver medal in Germany (2002), two silver and one gold in Hungary (2007) and a silver medal and a gold medal in Italy (2009).