Conference Partners




The University Lusíada had its foundation on June 28 1986, and its owned by Fundação Minerva - Cultura - Ensino e Investigação Científica. The University has 3 campus in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto and famalicão) and also campus in Angola and Republic of S. Tomé and Prince.

Nowadays, more than 25 years of existence, the University Lusíada has a national and international dimension, due to its scientific and academic prestige and quality of its curriculums and courses.

More than 25000 students had completed their university degrees, having an important role in the development of the country. 

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The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. The ISOCARP network brings together individual and institutional members from more than 80 countries worldwide. As a non-governmental organisation ISOCARP is recognized by the UN, UNHCS and the Council of Europe. The Society also has a formal consultative status with UNESCO.

The objectives of ISOCARP include the improvement of planning practice through the creation of a global and active network of practitioners. ISOCARP encourages the exchange of professional knowledge between planners, promotes the planning profession in all its forms, stimulates and improves planning research, training and education and enhances public awareness and understanding of major planning issues at a global level.
The association‘s main event is the annual World Congress, which focuses on a globally-significant planning theme and which takes place in a different country each year.

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Fibrenamics is an international platform that belongs to University of Minho that is working across sectors – with an emphasis on architecture, construction, sport, medicine, protection, transport and home textiles – covering all the extraordinary world of fibers.
Underpinned by a multidisciplinary team with scientific fields ranging from a multitude of engineering areas (Textile, Structures, Polymers, Biomedical, Mechanical, Materials, Chemistry, Electronics, etc.) to the human sciences and communication, Fibrenamics has 15 registered patents, more than 500 articles published in scientific journals and conferences, and has several innovative products developed in partnership with industrial players that are a tremendous success in the market. Fibrenamics network has more than 200 entities, from both the Scientific and Technological System (national and international), companies and business agents, elementary and high schools, and the media partners.
Fibrenamics team is divided by working groups with three different purposes: fundamental research; applied research; and marketing, communication and multimedia.
The fundamental research group is dedicate to the production of scientific knowledge, which is the basis of all the work of applied research group. We can count on the contribution of PhD students and post-doctoral from various areas.
The answer to society real problems as well as the transfer of technology to the market in the form of innovative products – grounded at the junction of scientific knowledge with the business technological capacity of Fibrenamics partners – is the daily mission of applied research group. This group develops research and technological development projects directly with companies, creating innovative value-added products to the market.
The marketing, communication and multimedia group is responsible for the daily updats of the platform, establishing partnerships, promoting projects and products to all audiences, as well as do the public relations of Fibrenamics. It is also the responsibility of this group to promote the network within the platform, and interact with various agents of innovation through knowledge transfer activities, such as advanced training courses, workshops, conferences, among others.

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