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Stepping Out / A journey to the sea of innovation
11 May 2017
Stepping Out / A journey to the sea of innovation

Photography: Pedro Figueiredo

In this guided tour organised by the Porto innovation Hub (PIH), in the context of the “Sea of innovation - Explore the depths of the Ocean” exhibition, we will seek to explore several spaces dedicated to the sea research and innovation in the Greater Oporto.

The itinerary will start with a guided tour to the exhibition “Sea of innovation - Explore the depths of the Ocean”, in the exhibition area of PIH. This will be followed by a visit to the Marine Zoology Station of Foz, where we will visit this historical building in which the first studies of marine biology of the University of Porto started and in whose facilities research is still being developed.
Then we will continue to the modern Cruise Terminal of the Port of Leixões, the winner of the architecture award Building of the Year 2017, in the category of public architecture. Here we will have a guided tour to the building and at CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research), where we will visit the laboratories and make acquaintance with some of their current research work in fields as different as biotechnology, ecotoxicology and aquaculture.
At the end of the tour we will go to the northern side of the Port of Leixões to discover the Sea Centre of UPTEC (Science and Technology Park of University of Porto) and some StartUp companies that are implementing in an entrepreneurial way the scientific and technological knowledge in the sea area in order to develop innovative business areas, such as OceanScan, which is focused on the development of underwater and aerial unmanned vehicles.


Organisation: Porto Innovation Hub and CIIMAR

Guidance: José Teixeira and Susana Pinheiro

Date: 11 May 2017

Time: from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Capacity: 30 people

Target audience: general

Meeting point: Porto Innovation Hub (Rua Dr. António Luís Gomes s/n, 4049-001 Porto)

Entry: free entry through previous inscription

Note 1: the Stepping Out activities aim at the general public. For any participation covering another area, an authorisation must be requested detailing the purpose of that visit.



2:00 p.m. – Tour to the “Sea of innovation - Explore the depths of the Ocean” exhibition

2:30 p.m. –  Bus time of departure

2:45 p.m. – Tour to Marine Zoology Station of Foz

3:15 p.m. – Guided tour to the Cruise Terminal - APDL

3:45 p.m. – Presentation of CIIMAR and tour to its laboratories

4:30 p.m. – Tour to UPTEC Sea Centre and spinoff OceanScan

5:15 p.m. – Return to Porto


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Câmara Municipal do Porto
Praça General Humberto Delgado, 4º piso
4049-001 Porto


+351 222 097 161



Porto Innovation Hub

Rua Dr. António Luís Gomes s/n
4049-001 Porto


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10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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