II University-Industry Meetings. Innovation and entrepreneurship: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change



II University-Company meeting of Sherpa do Mar

SHERPA DO MAR organizes a cycle of University-Company meetings to promote knowledge transfer and networking between the research community and the business world in the marine-maritime field.

The second event will take place virtually on September 28, 29 and 30, 2021. It will include B2B meetings (20-minute meetings) on September 28, 29 and 30 and a conference on September 29 with top-level speakers.

The theme of the informative day is innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of fisheries, aquaculture and climate change.

Main topics addressed

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in the marine and aquatic environment
  • Fishing, aquaculture and processing
  • Climate change and marine biodiversity
  • Environmental impact of human activity
  • Environmental, energy and production sustainability

AGENDA (GMT+1, Lisboa/Portugal)

September, 28th 2021. B2B meetings

08:00 – 19:00 B2B meetings organized in colaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network (20' meetings). Register here

September, 29th 2021. Conference and B2B meetings

09.00 - 09.15 Welcome and Presentation

Joana Resende. Pro-Rector of the University of Porto for Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Transfer

09.15 - 09.45 Aquaculture and recovery of marine ecosystems to combat climate change: examples

Isabel Sousa Pinto. Professor at the Department of Biology of the University of Porto.

09.55 - 10.10 Fisheries and science: participation of the fisheries sector in European projects

Rosa Chapela Pérez. Coordinator of the Socio-economic Area of Fisheries, CETMAR.

10.15 - 10.30 Keys to Effective University-Business Interaction: Research and Transfer

Carlos Pereira. Director of the Institute of Aquaculture of the USC.

10.35 - 10.50 The last marine forests

Francisco Arenas. Researcher - Benthic Ecology Team, CIIMAR-UP.

10.55 - 11.10 Personalised Solutions for Aquaculture: Building Bridges between Industry and Research

Cláudia Serra. Researcher at CIIMAR.

11.15 - 11.30 Transitioning marine robotic tools and technologies to the world markets

João Tasso de Sousa. Professor at the ECE Department of the University of Porto, head of the Underwater Systems and Technologies Laboratory

11.35 - 11.50 Venture capital as an investment strategy to support the start-up of new companies

Samuel Méndez. CEO of Vigo Activo.

11.55 - 12.10 Successful case: Frigoríficos Mar da Pobra: "Fishing, processing and marketing. New direction towards an industrial activity
with low environmental impact"

Pablo Fernández Piñeiro. Founder and CEO of Frigoríficos Mar da Pobra S.L.

12.45 - 13.25 Pitch of SHERPA DO MAR projects

  • Carla Salazar, BlueBioprana

  • Héctor Teixido, F&F TECHNOLOGY

  • Ángel Pérez, MYTUNISEX

15:00 - 19:00 B2B meetings

20 minutes meetings organized in colaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network. Register here

September, 30th 2021. B2B Meetings

08:00 – 19:00 20 minutes meetings organized in colaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network. Register here


Registration for the on-line conference (September 29)

Registration for B2B meetings (September 28, 29 and 30)