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Opening Ceremony

  • Lars Montelius, Director-General, INL, Portugal

  • Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission, Belgium (message)

  • Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga, Portugal

  • João Martinho Moura | Artistic Performance

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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Carlos Moedas became Member of the European Commission, as Commissioner in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, in 2014.

He was born in Beja (Portugal), graduated in Civil Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute (IST) and completed the final year of studies at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris (France). He worked in engineering for the Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux group in France until 1998.

He obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA) in 2000, after which he returned to Europe to work in mergers and acquisitions at investment bank Goldman Sachs in London (UK).

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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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  • Artistic Performance | João Martinho Moura

Earlier Event: October 15
Directors Forum | INL
Later Event: October 15
Session 1: Science not Fiction!