On the 8th of July, the Rectory of the NOVA University Lisbon hosted the NOVA Innovation Day 2021. The event shared NOVA's strategy for innovation and knowledge transfer and the most recent developments in this area, promoting a debate on the creation of knowledge-based value, through collaborations with business and society.
Rector, Prof. João Sàágua, was in charge of the opening followed by the Pro-Rector, Professor Isabel Rocha, who summarized the main points of action of the University in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and value creation, and presented the NOVA Innovation digital platform that brings together, in an easily accessible virtual space, the main initiatives and activities related to the Third Mission of the University.
The sharing of knowledge and experiences continued throughout the event through two roundtables, the first focused on Technology Transfer and University-Business Relations, moderated by Pedro Saraiva, Director of NOVA IMS, with speakers Nuno Prego Ramos, CEO CellmAbs ( NOVA Spin-off), João Paulo Oliveira, Co-CEO, BiLD Analytics (NOVA Spin-off), and Nuno Coelho, CEO A4F-AlgaFuel & Vice President CoLab BIOREF.
The second roundtable, dedicated to knowledge transfer and impact on society, was moderated by Hélder Lopes, from the NOVA Impact Office, and included Jorge Portugal, COTEC General Director, Cristina Ventura, Public Policy Manager, Roche Portugal, Henrique Silveira, Full Professor IHMT, Joana Castro e Costa, Director -Executive, Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center, and Luís Baptista, President of INNO – NOVA Social Innovation Center.
The President of ANI – National Innovation Agency, Joana Mendonça, was responsible for the closing session.