2nd Conference - Economy, Development and Globalization (EDG-2024)

Organized by CEPESE researchers, Carlos Rodrigues, Ana Campina and Sandra Bernardo, the 2nd Conference - Economy, Development and Globalization (EDG-2024) will take place on March 18th, in the Noble Hall of the Fernando Pessoa University, with the theme "Research & Development".

If we analyze the number of patents of Portuguese origin registered at national and European level, we see that in 2021 they amounted to 208 and 116, respectively. This reality is supported by the research carried out by 59,160 researchers, 26,537 companies and 29,766 higher education institutions, which meant a total investment in 2022 of 4,124,124.4 thousand euros, corresponding to 2,566,389.3 thousands euros by the business sector and 1,284,191.4 thousand euros by higher education institutions.

The objective of the conference is to foster a broad debate on Research & Development and how multiple agents, especially companies and higher education institutions, develop and apply it in economic development, whether local, regional or global, contributing to business development, and, ultimately, to social well-being. The topic under discussion covers all areas of knowledge, particularly with regard to Business Sciences; Economy; Political Science and International Relations; Criminology; Psychology; Medicine and other Health Sciences; Architecture and Engineering.

The event will take place on March 18th, 2024, in the Salão Nobre of Universidade Fernando Pessoa and also online.


Conference Program


08:30 hours | Reception


09:15 hours | Welcome Session

Rector of the Fernando Pessoa University, Professor Álvaro do Nascimento


09:30 hours | Opening lecture

Dr. Luís Miguel Ribeiro (President of the AEP Board of Directors)


10:00-11:30 am | Round table: Research in Universities and its interaction with the evolution of knowledge/teaching

Moderator: Professor Ricardo Jorge Pinto (Fernando Pessoa University)


Professor Antonio López Díaz (Rector University of Santiago Compostela)

Professor Serdar Yildirim (Vice-Rector Adana Alparslan Turkes Science and Technology University)

Professor José Ferreira Gomes (Rector University of Maia)

Professor João Veloso (Vice-Rector University of Aveiro)

Professor Eugénio Campos Ferreira (Vice-Rector University of Minho)

Professor Diana Dias (Pro-Rector of Lusófona University)

Professor Álvaro do Nascimento (Rector Fernando Pessoa University)


12:00 – 2:00 pm | Lunch


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Round table: Research as a driver of development

Moderator: Dr. António Larguesa (Jornal ECO – Porto)


Eng. Rui Monteiro, Coordinator of OADR (CCDR-NORTE)

Dr. João Costa Ribeiro, Director – Open Innovation – Academia Engagement & Int.Ecosystems (GALP)

Dr. Tomás Loureiro, Head of Innovation Intel (EDP)

Eng. Benedita Chaves, Manager of the Research, Development and Innovation Unit (LIPOR)

Eng. Carlos Ribas, Technical Administrator at Bosch in Braga (BOSCH)

Eng. Pedro Pastilha, General Director of Vestas Technology Center Porto (VTCP)


4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Round table: Scientific research at the service of health – interactions between companies and universities

Moderator: Professor António Tavares (Universidade Lusófona do Porto and President of Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto)


Dr. Miguel Portela, Executive Vice-President and Chief Corporate Officer (BIAL)

Professor Jorge Lima, Vice-Director and Head of R&D (IPATIMUP)

Professor José Calheiros, Director FP- I3ID


6:00 pm – Closing Session

Professor Salvato Trigo, President of the Fernando Pessoa Foundation

Professor Pedro Reis, Director of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, UFP

Professor José Calheiros, Director FP-I3ID

Professor Fernando de Sousa, President of CEPESE


Organizing Committee

Prof. Carlos Rodrigues; Prof. Ana Campina; Prof. Sandra Bernardo