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Welcome to Ciência 2024

July 3rd to 5th, Porto

The Portuguese Science Summit left Lisbon and started traveling around the country. Last year, Aveiro welcomed us. This year, we'll be in Porto for 3 more days of this important meeting point for the scientific community.

This year's motto is +Science for Health and global well-being. Many moments of dialog, knowledge and conviviality await us. Sign up now.

Message from MECI

Message from MECI

Ciência 2023 will be a major milestone for all of us. For the first time it is decentralized: it leaves Lisbon and comes to Aveiro. Also for the first time, Portuguese Science Summit focuses on a single theme: Science and the Ocean beyond the horizon. And what a crucial topic for all of us. In the past, it was through the oceans that we traveled and discovered the world. Because of them, we have promoted the impactful scientific development that has allowed us to get to where we are today.

Salomé Pinho, Commissioner

Welcome to the biggest event dedicated to science in Portugal, Portuguese Science Summit 2024!

It is with great pride that this year we have the privilege of holding Portuguese Science Summit in Porto, for three days, at the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre Congress Center, under the motto +Science for Health and Global Wellbeing.

We will be debating the major themes of science and innovation in Portugal, in an integrated way that cuts across all areas of science.

Plenary sessions

3 July


09h30-10h30 - Opening Session

12h00-13h00 - Beyond the AI hype: Balancing Innovation and Social Responsibility
Virginia Dignum - UMEA University, Sweden


16h30-18h00 - The Colors of Life
Nuno Ferrand - UPORTO
18h00-18h30 - Presentation of the book "Under Fragile Seas"
Pedro Camanho - Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

4 July


Alexandre Quintanilha - I3S


Diseases and Therapies of the Future
Henrique de Barros - Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto

5 July


9h30-10h15 - Sustainability for the 21st century. Where science goes and where politics begins
Miguel Bastos Araújo - University of Évora
10h15-11h30 - More Digital Science
FCCN - FCT digital services


16h30-17h00 - Awards Ceremony
17h00-18h00 - Closing Session
Madalena Alves

Madalena Alves, President of FCT

It is an honor for me, as President of the Foundation for Science and
Technology, to welcome everyone to the 2024 edition of the
Portuguese Science Meeting.

Over the course of three days, and under the theme "+Science for Health and well-being
global", the scientific community has an excellent opportunity to
reflect on and debate all fields of science, opening doors to
new ideas and more and better knowledge.

Scientists and researchers, students and teachers, entrepreneurs and civil
servants, Science 2024 is aimed at each and every one of you.

Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre

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Registration open

Registration is now open for Portuguese Science Summit, which this year is taking place in the city of Porto. This year's motto is +Science for Health and global well-being.

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