From July 4 to July 6, at the Lisbon Congress Centre. Free admission.

imageHundreds of Portuguese and international researchers and guests from different areas of society will be meeting at Ciência 2016 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal (“Science 2016 – Meeting with Science and Technology in Portugal”) to reflect on the major challenges faced by science, innovation and technology, in a broad and plural debate.

300 speakers are expected to be present at the Lisbon Congress Centre, between July 4 and 6, to participate in the largest debate on science in Portugal, which will feature six plenary sessions, 100 R&D technical sessions, 10 sessions and debates on science and technology policy, and 45 showcases.

The opening of this meeting, which has no admittance fee, will be attended by Carlos Moedas (European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation), António Costa (Portuguese Prime Minister) and Manuel Heitor (Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education).

The Chairman of ANI’s Management Board, José Carlos Caldeira, will be one of the speakers at the “Open Science: Challenges and Opportunities” session, to be held on July 4 at 11:30 am.

This initiative continues the tradition of promoting an annual meeting, open to the entire scientific community, for the presentation and discussion of the main topics, findings and issues guiding international debates and scientific/technological activities in Portugal. With the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Ciência 2016 meeting is organized by the Foundation for Science and Technology in collaboration with Ciência Viva – National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, the Lisbon Academy of Sciences and the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Science.

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