The 4th edition took place at the Altice Forum Braga, between June 3 and 7
The 4th Economic Week addressed this year the central theme of the “Economy and Talent”. Throughout the week several initiatives have publicized the various sectoral dynamics of Braga, for which the city is recognized: BRAGA IS TOURISM, IS TRADE, IS SERVICES; IS INDUSTRY; IS INNOVATION and IT IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
It was with focus on the dynamics of Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship that the EEUM was present in the business show on the 6th and 7th, also announcing the training offered in a stand shared with Bekoffee, a spin-off that makes use of the lees of coffee to produce decorative pieces, in a clear response to the challenges of circular economy and corporate social responsibility; and with IOTech, a company of the EEUM alumnus Filipe Portela, of web / mobile application development.
EEUM also had the opportunity to expose on stage some research projects, namely, “The Case of Success of Bacterial Cellulose”, by Fernando Dourado, from the Biological Engineering Center; “Artificial Intelligence: The Present and the Future”, by José Machado, from the ALGORITMI Center; and the HeritageCare Project by Maria Giovanna Masciotta of ISISE.
Also EPIC – Junior Company of the School of Engineering of UMinho brought to the stage “The Junior Movement in Portugal – Advantages and Challenges”, by André Silva; Hector Nunes spoke on “Sustainable Entrepreneurship: BeKoffee, composites with coffee grounds” and Filipe Portela, from IOTECH, presented “From the University of Minho to the Paradigm IO – Building an innovative and entrepreneurial vision for society”.
During the Entrepreneurial Exhibition, EEUM also had the opportunity to clarify doubts of students from secondary and professional schools, and to present the educational offer (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle) to many other visitors who passed the stand of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho.