On December 10th, the last Breakfast with Innovation of the Chair UAM-Accenture took place at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the UAM.
On this occasion, the Breakfast was entitled “Challenges for Iberia towards European convergence – which opportunities for science and a knowledge strategy?” and we had the honor of having Manuel Heitor, who is the current Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal, as guest speaker.
The Minister gave a presentation on the challenges that Spain and Portugal must face in their efforts to converge with the rest of Europe in the progress towards a knowledge-based economy, as well as the opportunities for collaboration between both countries.
From left to right: Juan Pedro Moreno, President of Accenture; Rafael Garesse, Rector of UAM; Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal; Teresa Riesgo, General Director of Research, Development and Innovation and M. Isabel Heredero, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of UAM.
The event was chaired by Rafael Garesse, Rector of the UAM, and Juan Pedro Moreno, President of Accenture Iberia, and also, we were accompanied by Teresa Riesgo, General Director of Research, Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
– “Iberia thirty years after Saramago’s Stone Raft: Opportunities for technical change and challenges for science and technology policy under increasing uncertainty”, Heitor, M. V., Horta, H., Dopazo, C., & Fueyo, N. (2016)., Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 113: 129-145