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Launch of the Center for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The 3rd edition of the conference cycle within the remit Knowledge@CatólicaLisbon took place on May 8th, with the launching of CATÓLICA-LISBON Center for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CTI&E), with the support of the Patrick and Lina Drahi Foundation.

The Center for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship is based on the deep and extensive experience of the School’s Faculty in the fields of innovation, technology management and entrepreneurship to respond to the high level of interest of students, companies, entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem and the society at large.

In this event we had the presence of Mr. Patrick Drahi, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Professor Nuno Fernandes, Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON, Professor Céline Abecassis-Moedas, Academic Director of the Center for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the students selected to present CTIE Best Master Thesis and CTI&E Best Entrepreneurship Projects and it was brilliantly closed by Isabel Capeloa Gil, Rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

220 thesis were defended at CATÓLICA-LISBON, out of which 20 with a grade higher than 17, in the fields of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management. These 20 theses were reviewed by a jury of three professors of CTIE (Raffaele Conti, Geraldo Cerqueiro and Céline Abecassis-Moedas) that independently selected the best two finalists:

“Arts Entrepreneurship: How to become a successful Visual Arts Entrepreneur?” by Beatriz Kol

“How Perceptions influence Actions – Gender differences in Entrepreneurial Decisions” by Jeanne-Marie Wittelsburger (Winner Thesis)

Regarding the Entrepreneurship Projects, there were also selected the top three, to be presented on this event:

Dish to Wish, by Clarissa Pasik, Roy Schjølberg Brevik, Sebastian Prasil, Maria Sarter, Carlos Betancourt, Federica Badiali.
This project provides a solution/App to adults with specific dietary needs that have a busy schedule to choose the perfect dish.

Fresh Fill, by Sarah Lorenz, Ricardo Pereira, Joséphine Vermersch, Sara Manne, Elisabeth Kuijf, Simone Toniolo.
They provide easy access to quality water without the plastic waste at half of the cost.

Find a Farm, by Tobias Kummle and Karolina Stochlak
This project links environment conscious consumers though a platform to find good vegetables from local farmers. (Winner Team