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Miguel Pina e Cunha, Joana Afonso, Luis Correia, Rita Nascimento, Yulia Achevskikh, Radek Oros
December 21, 2023
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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Nova SBE at European Researchers' Night 2023!

Nova SBE was represented at European Researchers’ Night 2023, in Lisbon by the Open & User Innovation (OUI) and Leadership for Impact (LFI) Knowledge Centers (KC).
What is the European Researchers' Night?

The European Researchers' Night is an Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives in fun, inspiring ways. This year, the event took place in 26 countries on the 29thof September.

Its main goals are to bring research and researchers closer to the public, to promote excellent research projects across Europe and beyond, to increase the interest of young people in science and research careers, and to showcase the impact of researchers’ work on people’s daily lives.

2023 European Researchers’ Night | Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (

Nova SBE in the EuropeanResearchers' Night:

Nova SBE was represented at European Researchers’ Night 2023, in Lisbon by the Open & User Innovation (OUI) and Leadership for Impact (LFI) Knowledge Centers (KC).

The initiatives presented were the workshop “The power of user innovation: how to discover yours” and the reading of the children's book “Perguntas no Ar”, co-authored by the researcher Miguel Pina e Cunha.

The university was well represented by the fellowshipp holder, Joana Afonso and the trainee Luis Correia, both from OUI KC, Rita Nascimento (Era Chair), and two PhD students, Yulia Achevskikh and Radek Oros from LFI KC.

Open & User Innovation Knowledge Center:

This program brings together top researchers and practitioners with the aim of producing and disseminating research-based knowledge in the areas of innovation management, open innovation, user and patient innovation, and entrepreneurship.

The knowledge center focuses on the research of these topics by Nova SBE professors, and is complemented by researchers from renowned institutions. Its mission is to produce high-quality multidisciplinary research by promoting cooperation between managers, scientists and professionals from different fields. The Nova SBE Open & User Innovation Knowledge Center aims to become the leading knowledge center in its areas of expertise.

Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center (LFI):

The Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center (LFI) is Nova SBE's Knowledge Center that aims to generate change in society's major challenges.

She focuses her research in the area of positive leadership and the knowledge and insights that drive society towards progress. LFI joins forces with key partners to carry out social innovation projects that help in the transition to a more sustainable world.

Miguel Pina e Cunha, Joana Afonso, Luis Correia, Rita Nascimento, Yulia Achevskikh, Radek Oros

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