Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Dr. Jose Maria Albuquerque
José Maria Albuquerque is currently Advisor to the R&D directorate of the Institute of Welding and Quality (ISQ), Portugal. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA, U.S.A).
During the past five years, he as been called to serve the Portuguese Government in different capacities. He was Deputy High Commissioner for Health, Ministry of Health and Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Innovation, co-authoring the National Technological Plan of the XVII Constitutional Government. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the The European Technology Platform on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EuMaT) and was Elected Member of the Board of the Regional College of Materials Engineering, Engineering Society, 2010-2013. He his currently member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Portuguese Physics Society; the Portuguese Materials Society, the Portuguese Association for Health Economics and founding member of the Portuguese Association for Quality in Health.
EuMaT and the degrees of convergence for an Innovation Union
Materials science and technology are among the most effective catalysts for many innovations to reach the market and hence, sustain socio-economic development. Collaborative structures such as EuMaT have proven to be valid instruments into building co-operation and coordination between researchers, development and innovation EU policy makers, exchanging measurable benefits with industry, the education system and society at large. In this presentation we review EuMaT’s deployment strategy, namely the research agenda proposed recently by its seven active working groups, its role translating knowledge into business and the planning of future activities timing and scope, within EU’s forthcoming priorities.EuMaT and the degrees of convergence for an Innovation Union