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UoF in the Organizational Climate and Digitalization in SME Event

INOVA+ together with Mentortec organized a one-day event at AEP, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, last Friday, 27th July 2018. The event entitled Organizational Climate and Digitalization in SME counted with the presence and participation of several key players actively engaged with the event’s themes, namely APG (Portuguese Association for Human Resources), CECOA (Vocational Training Centre for the Commerce and Services) and CESAE (Service Center and Companies’ Support).


The morning was focused on the Organizational Climate, with the promotion of a workshop on how to improve the organizational climate in SME using OSTESA tools and resources, and with an interesting talk by Adelino Cunha (APG), about the relevance of these themes in human resources management.

The digitalization of SME was the core of the afternoon sessions. Firstly, Isabel Luís (CECOA), talked about the development of digital competences in SME’s part of the commerce sector. Next, Andreia Monteiro (Mentortec) debated the workers’ digital competences focusing especially on the DC4Work activities, linked to tourism and retail sector. Jair Ferreira (CESAE), talked then about a training programme designed to change the companies’ strategy based in their orientation for digitalization. At the end of the event, João Queirós (PDF) introduced the Universities of the Future, disclosing the project objectives and encouraging the participants to embark in unique collaborative co-creation processes within this knowledge alliance community of practice.

Thank you very much to all you that stayed with us!

Our project brochure is now available for you!

UoF first brochure is already available in here, please have a look!

This dissemination material aims to introduce the project and its objectives, as well as the participatory approach in which the project is based, focused on a collaborative methodology divided into 5 steps. The project results are also briefly defined to engage you on this new path, along with the 13 partners from 4 different countries. Come and change the industry 4.0!

The quadruple helix invites you to join this adventure! Are you ready? Join this groundbreaking community!

International Design Factory Week in PDF

From 18th to 24th June, Porto Design Factory hosted the International Design Factory Week (IDFW).

This year’s edition counted with the presence of 25 participants worldwide, including the Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) and its 24 members, all Design Factories, from different locations, size, background but all based in co-creation and learning. In fact, this two shared ideas and values are essential to be considered a Design Factory. Nowadays this concept is becoming more common not only among universities, but also a research centers and also companies, enhancing the probability of interaction between academics, industry developers and technology transfer programmes.

On the 21th June, the project Universities of the Future was present in the event within an open public debate about the future of jobs and the future of education. This session counted with the participation of representatives from IKEA Industry, AEP, INESC TEC and Aalto University, as well as PDF as moderator and the State Secretary of Industry presenting a final note.

The event was a huge success and counted with the participation of dozens of young enthusiasts in the world of Design Factories!