Presentations

Communications in international scientific conferences

  • “Electric Utilities shaping Global Niches: The Smart City Programme of Enel in Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile”, Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, USA, 2015.
  • “Science and Technology Policy and the Peripheral Region: change and evolution of biotechnology in the Centro region”, Regional Studies Association Winter conference 2014, London, 2014.
  • “Agglomeration effects of Planned Knowledge Locations”, Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association, Delft, The Netherlands. Special Session on “Revisiting Technopoles of the World”, with Sir Peter Hall and Henry Etzkovitz, 2012.
  • “Anchoring and the regional absorption of external knowledge. A conceptual perspective and a case study from the European Periphery”, Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 2011.
  • “Green urban transport policies and clean tech innovation: evidence from Curitiba, Hamburg and Gothenburg”, Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, USA, 2010.
  • “Internationalization and Territorial Cooperation Strategies in the North of Portugal”, Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association, Pecs, Hungary, 2010.
  • “Spatiality and Dynamics of Knowledge Networks: Exploring the Portuguese Biotechnology Sector”, with Mário Vale, Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association, Leuven, Belgium, 2009.
  • “Global strategies and local buzz in design functions: evidence from the automotive industry”, with Erwin van Tuijl, Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association, Leuven, Belgium, 2009.
  • “The turbulent marriage of automotive and ethanol in São Paulo – institutional and organizational dynamics in the cross of related paths”. Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association, Leuven, Belgium, 2009 & Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA, 2009.
  • Dynamic implications of global pipelines: firm specialization, knowledge networks and regional change”, Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008.
  • Metanational strategies and regional upgrading: evidence from Shanghai, Ostrava and São Paulo”, with Erwin van Tuijl, Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008.
  • “Coupling Global Production Networks and Regional Networks in Manufacturing Clusters”, with Willem van Winden, 2nd International Seminar on Regional Innovation Policies, Salzburg, Austria, 2007.
  • “Regional Capturing of Global Opportunities – the case of shipbuilding in Turku, Finland”, 1st International Seminar on Regional Innovation Policies, Porto, Portugal, 2007.

Invited speeches at conferences and workshops

  • “Sustainable urban development in times of digitalisation”, Association of Dutch City Managers (VGS), City Council of Heemstede, The Netherlands, 2015.
  • “The Digital Economy: Issues and Challenges”, Urbact Festival, Deep-dive Workshop, Riga, 2015
  • “Urban economic attractiveness and urban regeneration”, City Council of Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, 2014
  • “Energy Transitions in Cities: the case of Stockholm”, Perkins+Will, San Francisco, California, 2014.
  • “Energy Transitions in Cities”, Enel Foundation, Rome, 2013.
  • “Economic regeneration through creative industries in manufacturing regions”, Portugal Criativo, workshop organized by ADDICT, Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal, 2012.
  • “Developing knowledge locations in cities”, conference “Location, Location, Location: is your city smart enough?”, Dublin City Council, hosted by the Lord Mayor, 2010
  • “The European experience in knowledge-based urban regeneration”, meeting on “Partnerships for Urban Regeneration”, City of Santo Tirso, Portugal, 2010
  • “The Asian experience in developing knowledge hubs”, REDIS Summer School on “Developing Knowledge Locations in cities”, URBACT, Aarhus, Denmark, September 2010.
  • “How to develop planned knowledge locations in the urban knowledge economy?”, European Summit of Local Governments/Spanish Presidency of the European Union, Manresa, Catalonia, 2010
  • “Inserting Old Industries in the new urban economy”, International Conference on “New Manufacturing Locations in the Knowledge Economy”, Dortmund, Germany, 2008.
  • “Models of Territorial Cooperation”, Seminar on “Critical Success Factors for Territorial Cooperation”, Vale do Minho’s Municipal Association (Valimar ComUrb), Ponte de Lima, Portugal, 2007.
  • “Strategic Plan of Vale do Ave 2007-2013”, with António Figueiredo, workshop and public presentation session, Centro Cultural de Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal, 2007
  • “Strategic Plan for the city of Abrantes 2007-2013”, with Paulo Alves, workshop and public presentation session, Abrantes, Portugal, 2007
  • “The role of industrial and business parks in firm’s competitiveness and regional development”, workshop on “New Challenges for Business Park’s”, Portuguese Business Association (AEP), Porto, Portugal, 2006
  • “Professional prospects for graduates in economics and management”, professional guidance workshop, Department for Academic Integration, Porto School of Economics, Porto, Portugal, 2003 – 2007.
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