The Exhibition is open from 10.00 to 18.30.

Morning Program:

Accelerator Conference

9:00 Opening Session
Fernanda Rollo – Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education
Mário Barbosa – Director of i3S
Filipe Araújo – Councilman of Innovation and Environment, Porto City Council

9.30 Keynote Session: Acceleration Models in Biotech and Health (Martin O’Halloran, Director of the Enabling Tecnhologies at Bioinnovate, Ireland)

10:15 Coffee Break

10.30 Parallel sessions:
I – “Building Start-up Teams” (Ignition Talk by Alípio da Torre & Moderator; Group Discussion)
II – “Public Funding, outcomes and Sustainability of Acceleration Programs” (Ignition Talk by José Carlos Caldeira & Moderator; Group Discussion)
III – “Accelerating together – going into WARP” (Ignition Talk by Paul Miller & Moderator; Group Discussion)

12:00 Parallel Session’s Panel Discussion and Concluding Remarks

13:00 Lunch

Afternoon Program

Technologies Exhibition & Parallel events

14:30h Technologies Exhibition & Parallel events
– One-to-one meetings: Meet 2 Licence & Meet 2 Invest
– WARP Crowdfunding by SEEDRS

16:30 Coffee break

17:00 Accelerators (In)Success Stories

18:00 Closing ceremony and announcement of crowdfunding awards (Porto Cocktail Xmas party)

Cláudio Sunkel – Director of IBMC
Ana Teresa Lehmann – Secretary of State for Industry