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Innovation Cycle Stepping Out has gathered more than 360 interested in Civil Engineering

The “Innovation Cycle Stepping Out – Civil Engineering on Display” was patent from September 24 to December 13 and had a total of 360 participants, including conferences and visits to expose the impact of Civil Engineering at Invicta.

The “Stepping Out Innovation Cycle – Civil Engineering on Display” has ended. This initiative promoted by the Municipality of Porto and coordinated by the Department of Civil Engineering of FEUP, in partnership with the Rectory of the University of Porto and the Order of Engineers – North Region.

For three months, Porto Innovation Hub (PIH) hosted a temporary exhibition that allowed its visitors to explore different areas of Civil Engineering intervention, as well as the scientific and technological knowledge that underpin many of the most emblematic works and key infrastructures for the evolution of City.

This show was complemented by several parallel initiatives, including visits and conferences “Stepping Out”. In this context, three technical visits took place to the Porto Marginal Road, the Museum of Mercy and the Portuguese Center of Photography. These field visits were attended by over 80 participants and showed the interest of the community in discovering in loco three spaces filled with history, where the impact of Civil Engineering was considered a decisive factor regarding the maintenance and requalification of the buildings

At the same time, at the PIH facilities, eight conferences were held in different areas of Civil Engineering: “Porto Traffic” (10/10); “The banks of the Douro estuary” (17/10); “Risk Management in Cultural Heritage” (29/10); “Energy efficiency in social housing” (12/11); “Renewable marine energy” (21/11); “From planning to city management” (3/12); and “The Bridges of Porto” (12/12).

All sessions were marked by the presence of invited specialists on the subject, especially the participation of several guests, such as Cristina Pimentel, Councilor for Transport and Civil Protection of Porto City Council; Nuno Araújo, from the Douro, Leixões and Viana do Castelo Ports Administration; Maria João Vasconcelos, director of the Soares dos Reis Museum; Olga Feio, from DOMUS Social; Ruben Fernandes of the Northern Regional Coordination and Development Commission; Lobo Gonçalves, from EDP Renováveis; Pero Baganha, City Councilor of the City Council of Porto; and Sponsorship of Azevedo, deputy mayor of Gaia City Council.

These initiatives were also marked by the presentation and debate of several pilot projects, reports and success stories already implemented within the scope of Civil Engineering in the city of Porto.

For future memory of this edition is available the gazette developed under this cycle “Stepping Out”, which can be consulted, free, on the Porto Innovation Hub website.

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