Programme

14 minutes

Schedule #

Below is an outline for the upcoming scientific conference.

The program is structured over six days, spanning from the 6th to the 11th of July.

06-07/Jul
PhD Colloquium
@ INESC TEC
  • 08/Jul
    IAMOT Conference
    @ Alfândega
    Morning Mindfullness Session
    Morning Registration
    Morning Keynote Speaker:
    Jeremy Hall
    Morning Coffe Break
    Morning Parallel Sessions
    Noon Lunch
    Afternoon Parallel Sessions
    Afternoon Coffe Break
    Afternoon Parallel Sessions
    Afternoon Round Table 1
  • 09/Jul
    IAMOT Conference
    @ Alfândega
    Morning Mindfullness Session
    Morning Parallel Sessions
    Morning Coffe Break
    Morning Parallel Sessions
    Noon Lunch
    Afternoon Keynote Speaker:
    Katja Tschimmel
    Afternoon Parallel Sessions
    Afternoon Coffe Break
    Afternoon Parallel Sessions
    Afternoon Round Table 2
    Afternoon Parallel Sessions
  • 10/Jul
    IAMOT Conference
    @ Alfândega
    Morning Mindfullness Session
    Morning Parallel Sessions
    Morning Coffe Break
    Morning Parallel Sessions
    Round Table 3
    Noon Lunch
    Afternoon Keynote Speaker:
    António Murta
    Afternoon Parallel Sessions
    Afternoon Poster Session
    Afternoon Parallel Sessions
    Afternoon Closing Session
  • 11/Jul
    Technical Visit
    Farewell
    @ Industrial Partners

Keynote Speakers #

Jeremy Hall #

Keynote Title The Role of Operations and Supply Chain Management Research for Addressing the Climate Crisis

Jeremy Hall is Professor of Innovation Studies and Director of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex Business School, and former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (2011-2021).

His research investigates the social impacts and unanticipated outcomes of innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainable supply chains and social inclusion, where he has collaborated with a range of natural and social scientists with grants from numerus funding agencies.

Prior to joining Sussex, he held tenured positions at the University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University, and Chaired Professorships at the Universities of Nottingham and Surrey.

He has published widely in business, management and policy journals and has edited special issues for Business and Society, Ecological Economics, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Journal of Business Venturing and Technovation, with Research Policy and Management and Organization Review in progress.

Katja Tschimmel #

Keynote Title Creativity And Design For A Sustainable Future

Katja Tschimmel, German by birth and Portuguese by choice, is consultant and executive trainer, researcher and lecturer, coach and conference speaker. She is working in both, the business world (Mindshake - Consultancy and Training in Creativity and Design Thinking) and the academic (Porto University and Porto Business School).

Having a Ph.D in Design and a Masters in Applied Creativity, Katja researches, teaches and publishes in the fields of Creativity, Design Thinking and Innovation for more than 20 years. She publishes regularly in the area of creativity and design, having recently published the books “Creativity and Innovation Affairs” (2022), “CriAtivaMente/TheCreativeMind/CreA(c)tivaMente” (2020) and “The Creativity Virus” (2019).

Katja is the author of the Evolution 6 Design Thinking model, which she applies in training and coaching of innovation teams in several kind of organisations. Clients of her company Mindshake are, between others: BA Glass, Cereális, dst group, Farfetch, IKEA, LIPOR, Natixis, NOS, Roche, Sogrape, SONAE, and several academic research institutions, such as INESC TEC ou INEGI.

In the consultancy field, she specialized in supporting the design of innovation frameworks and their organisational implementation. Applying ethnographic research, strategic thinking and creative problem solving, Katja also supports organizations in projects of change management and the development of innovation frameworks.

Since January 2023, she is the Portuguese Ambassador of the World Creativity and Innovation Week.

António Murta #

Keynote Title Medical AI – Primary Care and Hospital Applications

António is Managing Partner, co-founder and CEO of Pathena. Also, António serves as Non-exec Board Member and Observer in the Board of various Pathena Fund invested companies.

António holds a degree in systems engineering from Minho University, an MBA from Porto Business School (University of Porto), an AMP from INSEAD (France). His post-graduate studies include ISEE / University of Navarra (Spain) and MIT (Sloan School of Management US) and Singularity University (US) – Exponential Medicine.

From 1991 to 1997 he was CIO of Sonae Distribuição, the largest Portuguese retailer at the time. He founded and was CEO of Enabler from 1998 onwards – Enabler was a systems integrator strictly focused in retail. Enabler was acquired by Wipro in 2006 and from then to the end of 2009 he was VP of retail services at Wipro. He is also a Founding Partner and business angel of various other IT, Digital Health, Digital Therapeutics and MedTech companies.

António is Founding Board Member of Endeavor Portugal, Non-Exec Board Member of Immunethep and Non-Exec Board Member of Casa de Investimentos. He is also a seasoned speaker in innovation and entrepreneurship. Finally, he is recurrently an invited referee/jury in Healthtech / Medtech events across Europe.

Round Tables #

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Sustainability Practices in Industry
 

Round Table 1

  • Moderator: Américo Azevedo
  • 08/Jul - Afternoon
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With the Machine: Exploring Human-Centricity in Industry 5.0

Round Table 2

  • Moderator: António Lucas Soares
  • 09/Jul - Afternoon
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In Search of Rigour and Relevance: What Drives the Impact of MOT Journal

Round Table 3

  • Moderator: Breno Nunes
  • 10/Jul - Morning

Technical Visits #

Technical visits are a unique and enriching component of our conference. It will offer participants an invaluable opportunity to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application, allowing attendees to explore cutting-edge technologies, innovative business models, and creative solutions.

In addition, these experiences enhance learning and foster networking and collaboration, providing a platform for knowledge exchange and potential future partnerships. Join us in these exclusive tours to some of the most dynamic and influential companies in the industry:

Superbock Group

Opportunity to learn about technological innovations and sustainable practices in detail. In addition, experience the heritage and innovation in brewing with a guided tour of the iconic Copper Room and a glimpse into the production of the special Super Bock Selecção 1927 beers.

Address: Via Norte Aptd. 1044, 4466-955 Leça do Balio.

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iiLab

Get a close look at the forefront of advanced production technologies, including robotics, automation, and industrial cyber-physical systems, showcased in an interactive showroom setting.

Address: Rua Arquitecto Lobão Vital 172, 4200-374 Porto.

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Porto Design Factory

Porto Design Factory (PDF) is an educational, experimental and transdisciplinary platform that brings together students, teachers, researchers and industry. With a focus on connecting academia with private and public organizations, PDF is paving the way for students to not only receive a world-class education, but also gain practical, real-world experience.

Address: Rua Arquitecto Lobão Vital 172, 4200-374 Porto.

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Addvolt

Learn about the company's commitment to sustainability and innovation, with solutions to eliminate fossil fuel usage and reduce the carbon footprint in various applications.

Address: R. Santos Dias 1121 U21, 4465-255 São Mamede de Infesta.

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Social Programme #

Activities During the Conference #

These activities happen during the conference and are a great way to discover Porto.

Special IAMOT Cruise

When: 09/07 @ 18h30

Where: Cais da Alfândega do Porto (IAMOT congress venue)

There are six magnificent bridges that unite the two sides of the Douro River. Have fun on a Six Bridges Cruise and get to know them on a special cruise dedicated to IAMOT congress participants. On board you will have snacks & a drink and the company of the other participants.

Enjoy the trip and observe the main points of interest that the view allows you to reach: Ribeira Historic Area, Church of S. Francisco, Stock Exchange Palace, Porto Customs, Port Wine Museum, Massarelos Church, Arrábida Bridge, Foz do Douro, Afurada (Fishing Area), Crystal Palace, Tram Museum, Gaia Pier, Port Wine Cellars, Serra do Pilar Monastery.

Price: 32,00 € per person.

Pre/Post Conference Activities #

If you want to get to know Portugal and the Porto before and after the conferece we encourage you to take advange of these activities.

Braga and Guimarães Tour - Full Day

When: 07/07 @ 08:45

Where: Rua Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4050-418 Porto

This exciting journey's first stop will be in Braga, the Capital of Minho, followed by the historic city of Guimarães. Prepare your cameras and come with us to explore two of the most important cities for the History of Portugal!

Our tour starts in the direction of Braga. Along the way, enjoy the lush green landscape of mountains, valleys and rivers. Braga is a deeply religious city and this guided tour allows you to visit: the oldest Cathedral of Portugal, and the Bom Jesus Sanctuary (UNESCO). Exciting, right?

Later, we will find the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, one of the greatest highlights of this tour. Famous for its endless stairs and Baroque details, this place will definitely impress you! Not only a religious monument but also a truly romantic and relaxing place, with stunning views of the city. Here, Nature is privileged and protected with the utmost affection.

It's now time to visit the magnificent Cathedral of Braga (also known as Sé de Braga), a monument that combines three different styles: Romanesque, Manueline and Baroque. It is the oldest Cathedral in Portugal - it was even built several decades before the founding of the country! Undoubtedly, this imposing Cathedral is the greatest landmark of Braga.

We will walk through the historic centre of Braga and discover some of the most important streets and gardens of the city, such as the Santa Bárbara Garden, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in Portugal.

We will take a break in the historic centre of Braga to enjoy a tasty traditional lunch (optional). Relax and appreciate this time.

After lunch, we will drive to Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal and a World Heritage Site, since 2001. This was the city where the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, was born. The history of Guimarães is related to the foundation of the national identity and the Portuguese language.

We will have the opportunity to enter and explore the Castle of Guimarães, the 10th-century national symbol. From the outside, its medieval structure looks impressive; on the inside, you can have stunning views over the city. Then, we will continue passing through the Palace of the Bragança Dukes and the São Miguel Church.

Observe the imposing statue of D. Afonso Henriques and walk through the Martins Sarmento Square. To end this short walking tour, you will discover the Santa Maria Street, the City Hall, the Santiago Square, and the Senhora da Oliveira Church.

Guimarães is an authentic example of the evolution of a medieval city throughout History!

What's included:

  • Expert guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable small-group minibus
  • Entrance to Bom Jesus Sanctuary.
  • Entrance to Sé/Cathedral of Braga: the oldest in Portugal.
  • Full lunch in a traditional restaurant.
  • Entrance to Guimarães Castle: medieval castle.
  • Walking tour in Guimarães: UNESCO World Heritage since 2001.
  • 1 Water bottle per person

What is not included:

  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Entrance to other (not mentioned above) monuments.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Price: 80,00 € per person (lunch included).

Essential City Tour in Porto with Port Wine Tasting - Half Day

When: 11/07 @ 09:00 / 14:15

Where: Rua Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4050-418 Porto

This will be one of the greatest experiences you will live in Porto. Discover all the highlights of this so beloved city in a half day tour with an expert guide!

Tour begins in one of the most charming monuments of the city, the Cathedral of Porto. Located on the highest part of the city, its construction began in the 12th century. The Cathedral of Porto is considered a National Monument, for its religious, architectural, and historic value.

Crossing the famous Aliados Avenue,surrounded by a vast architectural complex with Art Nouveau and Art Deco façades, we will continue our tour towards the São Bento Railway Station. This place may be one of the greatest highlights of the tour - this train station seems like a true tile museum! Its tile panels tell the history of the North of Portugal through dazzling blue and white tiles. The main atrium is covered by more than twenty thousand tiles!

Enjoy the most exquisite landscapes of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, connected by the Douro River where the iconic D. Luís I Bridge stands out, built by one of the disciples of Gustav Eiffel - the French engineer who participated in the construction of the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Vila Nova de Gaia is famous for the stunning Port Wine Cellars, your next stop. Have the opportunity to visit a renowned Wine Cellar and learn all about the winemaking process that has lasted for centuries and that is the basis of this world-famous wine. A 2 Port Wine tasting is included, the perfect opportunity to savor some of the best.

What's included:

  • Professional tour guide Transportation on a comfortable minibus.
  • Entrance and guided visit in one of the Finest Port Wine Cellars.
  • Include a delicious and most appreciated Port Wine Tasting.
  • 1 Water bottle per person

What is not included:

  • Meals and drinks.
  • Entrance to the Porto Cathedral
  • Entrance in Lello's Bookstore.
  • Other monuments entrance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Price: 34,00 € per person.

Aveiro Guided Tour with Moliceiro Cruise - Half Day

When: 11/07 @ 08:00 / 14:00

Where: Rua Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4050-418 Porto

Have a half day tour in Aveiro, the city famous for the traditional Moliceiro boats and known as the "Venice of Portugal".

The day starts with a guided tour of the historic center of the city. Aveiro truly is a special city: where the old and the modern are combined in an impressive way. Admire the charming residences and the streets enchanted with some Art Nouveau details. Did you know that Aveiro is a member of the "Réseau Art Nouveau Network" alongside Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Glasgow, Helsinki, or Havana?

Also, prepare your cameras and take some pictures of the beautiful Cathedral of Aveiro (in Portuguese, "Sé de Aveiro"). It was founded in 1423, in a Baroque style, and it was declared a National Monument.

As you walk, learn more about the History and traditions of Aveiro: a fishing village, founded on salt production and trade.

The magic of this journey happens in a 45 minutes boat ride on a classic Moliceiro (traditional boat) along the city's dazzling canals. Relax and enjoy the landscape on this traditional boat, that once was used to collect seagrass in the lagoon.

After this delightful cruise, your guide will show you Costa Nova, a spectacular white sand beach. Discover the famous and colorful fishermen's houses, typically painted with vertical stripes.

What's included:

  • Expert guide.
  • Transportation in a comfortable small-group minibus.
  • A stunning Moliceiro cruise experience on the city canals (45 minutes).
  • 1 Water bottle per person

What is not included:

  • Meals and drinks.
  • Monuments entrance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Price: 46,00 € per person.

Wine Tour in Douro Valley - 2 Wineries, Tastings, River Cruise and Lunch

When: 12/07 @ 08:10

Where: Rua Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4050-418 Porto

This will be one of the greatest experiences you will live in Porto. Discover all the highlights of this so beloved city in a half day tour with an expert guide!

Enjoy the stunning landscapes throughout your trip: observe the green valleys, beautiful vineyards, majestic almond, and olive groves.

You have just reached your destination: the heart of the Douro Region, a set of small villages with an important role in the history of Port Wine. Learn all about Port Wine and the Douro Region History as you have the opportunity to visit 2 well-known Wine Estates.

Discover why the Alto Douro Vinhateiro Region is so much loved internationally. Uncover the most welcoming corners, breathtaking landscapes and the green and gold tones on the beautiful Douro River.

While on your guided tour, enjoy the wonderful views that the different viewpoints offer you. Go along with the undulating curves of Douro Wine Region hillsides. These landscapes are so unique that this so beloved region was classified as UNESCO World Heritage.

We are facing the perfect scenario for an exquisite visit to a Winery with 3 Wine Tasting Experience in Pinhão, a small village that covers a large number of renowned Wine Estates. A mandatory stop on this surprising tour.

The wine is not the only one that has a good reputation in this region: the gastronomy is able to bring you "the mouth-watering factor". As soon as lunchtime arrives, enjoy a delicious traditional meal with paired wine and indulge in Portuguese gastronomy.

This tour is far from finished. It is now necessary to know more closely the landscapes that make this region a real point of reference. Expect a 45 minutes panoramic cruise in the waters of the Douro River.

After the river cruise, there is yet another famous winery to visit (Quinta da Roeda - Croft/Taylor's Group or Quinta São Luiz - Kopke/Calém Group). There, you will be invited to experience a tasting of three wines, surrounded by a truly welcoming environment: the vineyards of the Douro! Have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best Douro wines.

Return comfortably to Porto, observing the beautiful landscapes of the Douro Valley.

What's included:

  • Expert guide.
  • Transportation in a comfortable small-group minibus.
  • Guided visit to a family-owned wine estate.
  • Three wines, cheese, and olive oil tastings
  • Lunch at a wine estate with Douro wine pairings
  • Douro River cruise at Pinhão (45 min)
  • Renowned wine estate guided tour with 3 wine tastings
  • 1 Water bottle per person

What is not included:

  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Price: 99,00 € per person.