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27, Mar, 2019

On the 27th of March of 2019, Eduardo Tovar participated in the round-table “How to double the Portuguese presence in the European programmes?... from GPPQ role to the PERIN dynamization”, as part of the PERIN 2019 days "+Science +Europe".
PERIN is the Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation Network, and GPPQ is the National Office for Promotion of the Framework Programme for RTD.
Besides Eduardo Tovar, CISTER Labs Director, the panel also had the participation of Eduardo Maldonado, President of ANI (National Innovation Agency); Rui Pedrosa, IP Leiria’s President; Carlos Borrego from University of Aveiro and PERIN coordinator; Han Brezet from TU Delft; Ruaidhri Neavyn, Adviser on Higher Education Policy from Higher Education Authority (HEA) & Department of Education and Skills (DES) in Ireland; Carlos Salema from Telecommunications Institute; Marco Lemos from IPLeiria and João Sobrinho Teixeira, Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education.
The focus of the debate was to strengthen new European networks in the areas of science, technology and higher education and digital transformation, in close proximity with research and innovation activities, such as improving the Portuguese participation in Horizon Europe, the next European framework programme for research and innovation.