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Sistema de Apoio à co-criação de inovação, criatividade e empreendedorismo

This iniative is established together with Portuguese polytechnics, Portuguese government and Demola Global. By building a bridge between the decision-makers of today and tomorrow, we aim for improved and more democratized ability to react to changes as a society.

For Companies

Co-creation projects help you explore the future impacts and driving forces. You’ll understand the future requirements for your products or services and explore changes in consumer behavior. We’ll help you better communicate your future-proof business.

For Students

Get ready for the most exciting part of your studies. We work as a future radar for companies, NGOs & public sector organizations, tirelessly collecting insights from different phenomena and younger generation’s perspectives.

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Goals and Impact of the Program

Futures Insights

Signals & trends for business renewal

New Skills

Empowering work-life related experience for students

New Learning Experience

Inspiring methods and frameworks for teachers

Collaboration

Bringing local and international companies closer to academia

Program Schedule

Spring term 2021

Autumn term 2021

Spring term 2022

Autumn term 2022

Spring term 2023

Autumn term 2023

July 20 – Oct 1

PHASE 1

Call-for-Partners

Building company partnerships to join the co-creation program. Designing case topics with participating companies.

Oct 25 – Dec 17

PHASE 2

Co-Creation Projects

Implementing co-creation projects in cooperation with students and companies.

Dec 13 – Jan 11

PHASE 3

Evaluation of Results

Evaluating project-specific results with regional polytechnics and partner organizations.

Jan 2022

PHASE 4

Term finalization

Finalizing the autumn term. Reflecting on the experience and program outcomes. Preparations for the spring term 2022.

Program Partners

Partnering higher education institutions of the program in Portugal

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IP Coimbra

Coimbra

Program Coordinator (COMPETE)

Sara Proença
sproenca@ipc.pt

Program Coordinator (POCH)

António Guilherme da Cruz Duarte Leal
antonio@esec.pt

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IP Porto

Porto

Program Coordinator

Teresa Pereira
mtp@isep.ipp.pt

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IP Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo

Program Coordinator

Teresa Gonçalves
eresag@ese.ipvc.pt

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IP Beja

Beja

Program Coordinator

Fernando José Calado e Silva Nunes Teixeira
fernando.teixeira@ipbeja.pt

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IP Bragança

Bragança

Program Coordinator

Vera Ferro Lebres
vferrolebres@ipb.pt

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IP Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Program Coordinator

Nuno Caseiro
ncaseiro@ipcb.pt

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IP Cávado and Ave

Cávado and Ave

Program Coordinator

António Moreira
amoreira@ipca.pt

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IP Guarda

Guarda

Program Coordinator (COMPETE)

Teresa Paiva
tpaiva@ipg.pt

Program Coordinator (POCH)

Natália Gomes
ngomes@ipg.pt

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IP Leiria

Leiria

Program Coordinator

Susana Rodrigues
susana.rodrigues@ipleiria.pt

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IP Portalegre

Portalegre

Program Coordinator

Joaquim Mourato
amourato@ipportalegre.pt

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IP Santarém

Santarém

Program Coordinator

Ana Torres
ana.torres@ese.ipsantarem.pt

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IP Tomar

Tomar

Program Coordinators (COMPETE)

Olinda Sequeira
olinda.sequeira@ipt.pt

Dina Mateus
dinamateus@ipt.pt

Program Coordinator (POCH)

Célio Gonçalo Marques
CelioMarques@ipt.pt

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IP Viseu

Viseu

Program Coordinator (COMPETE)

Rosina Fernandes
rosina@esev.ipv.pt

Program Coordinator (POCH)

Susana Amante
susanamante@estgv.ipv.pt

Coordination

Administration and program coordination

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Vera Ferro Lebres
vferrolebres@ipb.pt

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Susana Rodrigues
susana.rodrigues@ipleiria.pt

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Heini-Marja Rintaniemi
heikku@demola.net

This initiative is resourced by POCH and COMPETE support and investments by the polytechnics and Demola Global.

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