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Porto, Portugal
January 25-26, 2024

INESC Winter Meeting

Organised in collaboration with INESC Holding, the event is scheduled for January 25th and 26th, 2024, and it will be held in Porto. This is an internal event of the INESC group – external participants by invitation only.
The Agenda is available below.

The primary goal is to bring together individuals from all five INESC institutes, fostering an environment that encourages networking, forging new connections, and collectively engaging in a forward-thinking exercise regarding the future of our research fields and the positioning of the INESC group within the European landscape.

These moments of presence and open dialogue play a pivotal role in shaping INESC’s successful European positioning. Your ideas and insights are highly regarded, and we look forward to your active participation in this event.

On January 25th there will be a welcome lunch, followed by an afternoon dedicated to collaboration, openness, and curiosity. The event will have a participatory approach, and will be guided by Dirk Stockmans, a highly experienced facilitator who has worked for the European Commission for the last 30 years.

On January 26th, a senior administration and management strategy meeting will be held.. Participants will be selected by each institute administration. There is no need to register for this day. 


Thursday 25th January 2024

Venue: Alfândega do Porto

For the INESC community – from junior research positions to management and administration roles

12:00 – 13:15: Check-in and Welcome Lunch

13:30 – 14:00: Introductory session

  • Dirk Stockmans, event facilitator
  • Ricardo Migueis, Head of INESC Brussels HUB
  • Inês Lynce, Chair of the Management Committee of INESC Brussels HUB, President of INESC-ID

14:00 – 15:35: Collective Storytelling harvesting with Charlotte Andersdotter & Massimo Busuoli.
Main question: How to achieve structural success in EU R&I ?

15:35 – 16:00: Coffee break

16:00 – 17:45: Building future stories: What is the success story you will be telling in 2030? – World Café Method:

Thematic breakouts with members from different institutes.

Thematic areas:

  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Advanced Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
  • Advanced Communications Systems and Technology
  • Electronic systems, Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
  • Bioengineering and Health Technologies
  • Systems Engineering and Management
  • Transversal areas

17:45 – 18:00: Conclusion of the meeting

  • Dirk Stockmans, event facilitator
  • Ricardo Migueis, Head of INESC Brussels HUB

18:00 – 20:00: Cocktail and social activities: Tech demos, E-Poster Gallery, and INESC TEC Jazz Band

  • Tech demos: INESC institutes will showcase their capabilities and expertise through technological demonstrations.
  • E-Poster Gallery: Featuring over 30 scientific posters highlighting the diversity of ongoing projects within the INESC group.
  • INESC TEC Jazz Band: A musical interlude by the INESC TEC Jazz Band, formed ten years ago by five colleagues who shared a passion for music and worked together.

20:00 – 22:00: Buffet dinner

Friday 26th January 2024

Venue: Auditório A, INESC TEC

For administrations and other senior positions only

08:45-09:00: Welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:20: Opening and Setting the Stage

  • Inês Lynce, Chair of the Management Committee of INESC Brussels HUB, President of INESC-ID
  • Arlindo Oliveira, President of the INESC Holding
  • Ricardo Migueis, Head of INESC Brussels HUB, event moderator

09:20 – 10:20: Keynote Speeches

  • EU Research and Innovation Trends: Provide insights into current and future trends in EU R&I. EU positioning of INESC institutes. – Inês Lynce
  • Funding Landscape Post-2027: Discuss the expected changes in funding, particularly post-Horizon Europe and the Recovery and Resilience Plan. – José Carlos Caldeira
  • Conditions for success: Discuss what are the institutional conditions needed to achieve success in EU R&I funding. How can we have a bigger impact together, while maintaining our autonomy as institutes? – Ricardo Migueis

A Q&A session will follow each keynote speech.

10:20 – 10:40: Coffee break

10:40-12:00: Strategic roundtable discussions

  • Round 1: EU positioning of INESC institutes. Host: Inês Lynce, support: Sílvia Castro
  • Round 2: Adaptation to new funding realities: scenarios for the new reality post-2027. Host: José Carlos Caldeira, support: Francisco Afonso Azevedo
  • Round 3: Conditions for success. Host: Ricardo Migueis, support: Mariana Santos

12.20 – 12:30: Conclusions and next steps

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch and introduction to the training “Corporate Governance: Board Development”

13:30 – 15:00: In-room training on “Corporate Governance: Board Development”

15:00 – 15:45: Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45: Case studies

16:45: End of the training



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