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British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be in Porto today

23rd November 2018

Responsible for the development of the economic policy of the United Kingdom, whose main goal is described in the industrial strategy, the British Secretary of State is focused on areas that are considered relevant for the short and medium-term of the British Government, in which artificial intelligence and big data are represented. The remaining areas focus on the ageing of society, sustainable growth and the future of mobility

Considering the priorities of the Secretary of Sate, as well as his former experience with the science portfolio, the British Government showed interest in having a better knowledge of INESC TEC and its expertise in several fields of mutual interest for both countries.

The visit will start at INESC TEC’s Laboratory of Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles, where a presentation of INESC TEC’s ecosystem will be made. The visit is scheduled to end at 5:15 pm.

Besides the Secretary of State Greg Clark, Christopher Sainty, British Ambassador to Portugal, Tim Figures, Adviser to the Secretary of State and Hugo Marques, Head of Economics and Prosperity will be present, representing the British Government. Representing Portugal, besides the Chairman of INESC TEC, José Manuel Mendonça, and the Members of the institution Rui Oliveira and Luís Seca, António Ferreira, Member of the Executive Board of FEUP, Luís Miguel Pinho, Pro-President of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Clara Gonçalves, Executive Director of UPTEC, Paulo Santos, CEO of Ubirider and João Paulo Cunha, CEO of iHandU, will also be present.


About INESC TEC: INESC TEC has more than 30 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. With 300 doctorates among 700 researchers, INESC TEC aggregates 13 centres with complementary competences that are focused on the international market. At INESC TEC, the knowledge and the results created in the fundamental research are usually applied to technology transfer projects, ensuring added and immediate social relevance. More information on:


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