Challenges and opportunities in new technologies for health


The increasing capacity of each individual to monitor and manage their health without medical attention entails new challenges that cannot be ignored. This will be one of the main topics of the International Industry Roundtable (IIR) promoted by the MIT Portugal Program, which will take place next Monday, April 3rd, at the CEDOC Auditorium from the NOVA Medical School in Lisbon.

Scientists, entrepreneurs, leaders from the retail, telecommunications and medtech industries and MIT Portugal students, will gather to discuss the main challenges of this sector under the theme: "A Doctor in My Closet; a Nurse in My Purse: New Paradigms in Healthcare Monitoring, Management and Communication".

The Session will count with the participation of speakers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fraunhofer Institute, the Finnish investor Seppo Makinen, and a set of innovative and emerging companies based in Portugal, such as PLUX, Kinematix, SerFarma, Beepcare, Nutricritical, NIESM, MyNurse, SensingFuture, e Nuada. The event is also supported by Healthcare City and P-BIO – Portugal´s Biotechnology Industry Organization. In addition to the Roundtable speakers, the event will be attended by decision-makers from large business groups in areas related to Health, Portuguese and foreign venture capital funds, scientists, doctors, and associative leaders.

The International Industry Roundtables (IIR) are an ongoing initiative of the MIT Portugal Program in collaboration with multiple academic and business entities and this is the second edition dedicated to New Technologies for Health. The IIR aim is to use the neutral grounds of academia to bring together entrepreneurs, company executives, policy makers, scientists, engineers and graduate students around topics where cutting-edge technology is put at the service of sustainable economic and social development. The focus is to bridge views and find common objectives between industry and academia, as well as within industry and within academia.


About the MIT Portugal Program:

The MIT Portugal Program is an international collaboration seeking to demonstrate that an investment in science, technology and higher education can have a positive, lasting impact on the economy by addressing key societal issues through quality education and research in the emerging field of engineering systems. The program has targeted Bioengineering Systems, Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Transportation Systems as key areas for economic development and societal impact. Applications to the 2017-2018 MIT Portugal graduate programs are now open.


Mariana Carmo
Communications officer MIT Portugal
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