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Opening Ceremony


  • Lars Montelius, Director-General, INL, Portugal
  • Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science and Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
  • Ricardo Rio, President of the Braga City Hall, Portugal

Since Sept 1st, 2014, Lars Montelius is the Director-General of INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga, Portugal.

He is a full professor in Nanotechnology at Lund University, Sweden...

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Manuel Heitor is Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education in the Government of Portugal since November 2015. From March 2005 to June 2011 he served as Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education. 

Manuel Heitor is a full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico - IST...

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Ricardo Rio is, since 2013, the Mayor of Braga. He currently chairs the cross-border association of municipalities designated as “Eixo Atlântico do Noroeste Peninsular”, he is the Chairman of the Executive Board of Cavado’s Inter-municipal Community and presides over the Board of Directors of the following Municipal Companies: Theatro Circo and “AGERE”. 

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Earlier Event: October 15
Later Event: October 15
Session 1: Science not Fiction!