Portuguese Minister of Education, Science, and Innovation participates in MIT Portugal Innovation Workshop

Portugal’s Minister of Education, Science, and Innovation, Fernando Alexandre, visited MIT on June 3-4, 2024, to participate in a workshop that hosted 32 Portuguese students. The MIT Portugal Innovation Workshop was a hands-on program designed to expose participants to critical elements of venture creation and the potential commercialization of high-impact research and technologies. Participants had the opportunity to learn and interact with experts from the MIT ecosystem and successful entrepreneurs who shared their insights on critical skills for translating research to entrepreneurial impact through interactive seminars and activities designed to help participants apply their learning to their own ideas, technologies, and research.

The workshop was organized by the MIT Portugal Program (MPP), a strategic international partnership between MIT, Portuguese universities and research institutions, the Portuguese government, as well as partners from industry and other non-academic institutions.
Minister Alexandre traveled to MIT with Pedro Arezes, National Director of the MIT Portugal Program, and with Antonio Cunha, President of the Norte Regional Coordination and Development Commission from Portugal.
In addition to his appearance at the workshop, Minister Alexander and his delegation met with MIT leadership, administrators and faculty members, to learn about the partnership and MIT’s innovation ecosystem.