We are excited to publish this year's preliminary schedule! The program for this years INL Summit is unique, empowering and disruptive. We created an event divided in three days and fuelled with talks, social events and artistic demonstrations to inspire, nourish, and entertain.
NOTE - Schedule times, session titles, and room locations are subject to change.
09h00 - 13h00 | DIRECTORS FORUM
*by invitation only
14h30 - 15h00 | Opening Ceremony
15h00 - 16h30 | Session 1: Science - not fiction!
This unique panel will discuss the scientific research is addressing major societal challenges today and will address the latest developments on technology and science that will continue to disrupt and redefine your business.
16h30 - 17h00 | Coffee-Break
17h00 - 18h00 |Session 2: Science and Policies!
Exchanging views on how can we measure the ways science is influencing our lives and how official decisions are shaping the way we do science.
19h00 - 21h00 |
SCALE TRAVELS is a collaborative program on Art and Nanotechnology between gnration and INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.
09h00 - 10h30 | Session 3: Science and Business! Part 1
Within this panel of empowering speakers we will discuss how science is playing and will play a key role in innovation and economic growth.
10h30 - 11h00 | Coffee break
11h00 - 12h30 | Session 3: Science and Business! Part 2
12h30 - 14h15 | Lunch
14h15 - 15h45 | Session 4: Science and Arts!
Both artists and scientists act on their curiosity by identifying an inquiry and taking steps to discover or express the unknown. Join our cohort of experts in discussing the intersections of art and science.
15h45 - 16h30 | Coffee-Break
16h30 - 18h30 | Session 5: Science and Entrepreneurship!
Listen to business experts and science experts applying science skills to real-world problems and business opportunities.
18h30 - 18h45 | Closing Remarks
Closing remarks and exchanging views on how can we measure the ways science will influence our lives and how official decisions will shape the way we do science.
19h30 - 22h00 | 10 YEARS CELEBRATION
This year we celebrate ten years of passionate research, quality and technological growth. JOIN US IN THIS SPECIAL CELEBRATION!
:: 10 Years Celebration Opening
:: Artistic Performance | The Brain Piece, Jody Oberfelder
:: 10 Year Celebration Dinner
9h00 | Registration
9h30 | Opening Session
Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Lars Montelius, Director-General at INL
POCTEP Cross-border Regions Representatives
10h00 | Plenary Session
KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR BIOECONOMY
“Key Enabling Technologies for the future Bioeconomy” | Orlando J. Rojas, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology
10h45 | Coffee break
11h00 | SESSION 1 AGRO/FORESTRY MISSION: Growing our common future
“Bioinspired membranes and filters from cellulose nanofibrils” | Dr. Tekla Tammelin, Principal Investigator in Nanocellulosic Materials; Docent in Bioproduct Technology at Alto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
11h30 | ORAL PRESENTATIONS
11h00 | PARALLEL SESSION 1 | BUILDING THE BIOECONOMY
12h30 | Lunch
13h30 | Poster Exhibition
14h30 | FOOD INDUSTRY MISSION: Nourishing our future
“Are edible oleocolloids the final frontier in food innovation?”
Ashok R. Patel, Ph.D, MRSC Associate Professor - Biotechnology & Food Engineering, Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology
15h00h | Oral Presentations
13h30 | POWERING BIOECONOMY THROUGH TALENT RESEARCH & INNOVATION
"Talent, Research and Innovation for the Bioeconomy "
"Funding Opportunities for Research, Innovation and the Bioeconomy "
15h00 | SIDE ACTIViTIES
NANORIS3 Working Group Meeting
16h00 | Coffee-Break
16h30 | WATER AND AQUACULTURE MISSION: IRRIGATING OUR COMMON FUTURE
"Development of autonomous biosensors for monitoring the seawater"
Marinella Farré IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona,
17h00 | Oral Presentations
17h00 | BUILDING AND CONNECTING START-UPS ECOSYSTEMS
“Financing models and partnerships for startups.”
18h30 | Closing Ceremony
Lars Montelius, Director-General at INL
19h00 | Award Ceremony
Ana Teresa Lehman, Secretary of State of Industry, Government of Portugal
INL Worldwide Network & Partners Annual Conference
08h30 - 13h00 | Workshop INL – Delegation from JNCASR, Bangalore, India
14h00 – 18h00 | Workshop INL – Delegation of Research Organizations from China
The INL Summit 2018 includes various special events that bring forward a lively discussion on key topics - Climate Change, Mobility Transformation and the Quantum Era as well as discuss how advances in science will impact the world economy and relaxing and enjoyable dinners, networking opportunities and social events, inspiring artistic presentations throughout the event and many more surprises.
World-renowned speakers revealing cutting-edge research, business and art insights.
High quality interactive programme including presentations, bite-size sessions, discussion sessions and more.
Relaxing and enjoyable dinners, networking opportunities and social events throughout the event.
Make lasting connections and get ready for an incredible time that’ll leave you energised and excited for the future.
Bridging Science and Art
Art and science are both based on the ability to imagine, inventing new methods and drawing connections to elucidate complex topics. For that reason, INL is committed through cutting-edge artistic collaborations igniting the creativity and discovery where science and art collide.
Collaborating can generate new ideas and provide new perspectives and we also hope that these partnerships will also lead to new innovations and solutions to the problems the planet faces today.
THE BRAIN PIECE | Jody Oberfelder
The Brain Piece is a choreographed experience, a union of movement, film, neuroscience and sound, giving audiences an interactive and intuitive opportunity to engage with their minds in motion.
3D Audio Visual Experience
Noise Aquarium is a highly interdisciplinary artist led effort with biologists, chemists, nano-toxicologists and an animator all working together towards a common goal – to raise consciousness.
Science,Business and Entrepreneurship
Our technology-driven world requires a new type of professional. To remain competitive, the business person of the 21st century needs to understand the technologies that underpin modern enterprise and speak the language of science-based products and science-based businesses.
Also, a new generation of scientists for today’s increasingly competitive and business-aware world is being created. Business is demanding a dynamic, out-of-the-box thinkers who want to make their mark in both their scientific and business pursuits; problem solvers who see opportunities where others see obstacles and have the vision to create state-of-the-art solutions; dreamers and doers who aren't afraid to ask questions, aren't satisfied with the status quo, and stop at nothing to make meaningful change.
Join us to discuss the challenges and the amazing opportunities that business and science face.