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Discover with the most influential speakers of research areas, business innovation and policy advisors, the impact of research in the society and how research will solve complex challenges


A Collaborative multi-actor initiative to address regional challenges through Research&Innovation

Mission 10.000 is a collaborative multiactor initiative to increase the impact of research in issues of social relevance, involving all the relevant actors to solve complex challenges.

Humanity faces many challenges that justify the opportunity of the Mission 10,000 Conference on Bioeconomy:

  • Sustainable supply of healthy and safe food to feed a growing population.

  • Climate change, global warming and its effects on biological systems, agriculture, forestry , farming , fisheries and aquaculture.

  • Sustainable management and exploitation of natural resources, water and energy.

  • Reduction of dependence on fossil fuels.


The conference will explore the “Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation” approach to boost smart growth and to address complex challenges through science and innovation.

Who attends?

Mission 10.000 is a must for innovators, political leaders, researchers and scientists, responsibles for technology and innovation, executives, SMEs and big companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups, venture capital investors, scientific and technological media, civil society and the general public.

What can you expect?

  • Scientific Programme and Cross-Cutting Programme, with high quality talks, presentations and Q&A covering a wide spectrum of issues relevant to Bioeconomy.

  • Relevant keynote talks from academia, business and political leaders, interactive discussion sessions, excellent research and innovation showcasing, knowledge sharing and social networking opportunities.

  • Free exhibition area for professionals to showcase their projects , technologies and innovations, through presentations and in-situ demonstrations.

  • Dynamic and participative environment where the audience is, at the same time, public and protagonist. Interaction among attendees and speakers to generate more knowledge, project ideas and business opportunities.

  • A number of workshops and activities themed around a specific issue related to Bioeconomy, using a specific challenge or case study to stimulate a group discussion.

  • A wide range of networking and engagement opportunities: customized agenda (one to one meetings), technology and business brokerage and other activities during and after the conference.


All regions share a common challenge: to foster smart and sustainable growth, to create new industries and jobs through science and innovation, involving all Innovation Ecosystem actors

To solve complex societal challenges requires an interdisciplinary approach, a close interaction among socio-economic issues, politics, science and technology, and also a stronger civic engagement. Such challenges can´t be solved by any single region or country. Openness and collaboration are a critical factor for success.

At POCTEP regions there are areas of excellence and expertise that could be the critical factor to solve important and complex challenges. The rich diversity of talent and expertise is fragmented or untapped across regions and countries. NanoGateway and the Mission 10000 conference aim to create a strong and sustainable Open Innovation Ecosystem that can make possible to achieve the scale and diversity of talent, knowledge and ideas that is needed to address complex challenges.


Scientific collaboration: Collaborative interdisciplinary research is needed to tackle complex problems and to co-create the best solutions. Nanotechnology can play an important role by the integration of knowledge across all areas of science and technology.

Scientific dissemination: About 90% of science results are not widely available to the public, companies and even researchers themselves. This bottleneck in knowledge economy and society, is slowing down innovation and research on solutions to grand challenges. It is possible to accelerate innovation, stimulate economic sustainable growth by opening up our science and allowing a flow of scientific knowledge.

Knowledge and Technology Transfer: Identify key research lines oriented to the market/society needs.

Research Internationalization: create collaboration dynamics, stablish cooperation networks and partnerships with relevant actors to increase the participation in European and International Programmes

When and Where?

Mission 10.000 will be held 17th  October 2018 at FORUM BRAGA (Av. Dr. Francisco Pires Gonçalves, 4711-909 Braga).

As a city, Braga has a creative & vibrant atmosphere, which perfectly reflects the spirit of the Conference, offering many opportunities for networking or socialising outside conference.

Find out how to get there, accommodation options, and all the info you need to join the Mission 10.000 Challenge.


Wednesday | FORUM Braga

Register at the entrance

09:30 - 10:30
10:00 - 11:00
SESSÃO 1: Recursos hídricos

Keynote Speaker (30´)

2 speakers (15´)

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:31 - 12:00
Parallel Session 1 | Cross-cutting Programme – KNOWING THE “DIGITAL PLATFORM ECONOMY”

Round Table 2

Round Table 3

Cross Cutting Programme, for business, industry, investors, Technology Transfer Offices, Innovation support entities, Regional Agencies, etc

12:30 - 13:29
13:30 - 14:30
Poster Session
13:31 - 15:00
Parallel Session 2 | Cross-cutting Programme – POWERING BIOECONOMY THROUGH TALENT AND R&I

Round Table 2

Round Table 3


Cross Cutting Programme, for business, industry, investors, Technology Transfer Offices, Innovation support entities, Regional Agencies, etc

14:30 - 16:00

14h30 – 15h00: Keynote Speaker: Traditional and artisanal food industry technological challenges

15h00 – 16h00: 4 Oral Presentations

15:00 - 16:00
Parallel Side Activities | ENGAGING WITH SOCIETY
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break

Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30

Round Table 4

Round Table 5

16:30 - 18:00

16h30 – 17h00: Keynote Speaker: Advanced sensing for precision agriculture

17h00 – 18h00: Oral Presentations


18:00 - 18:30

Aimed to make visible the R & I carried out in the POCTEP area and to reward the research effort in the field of nanotechnology and the companies effort in innovation.

  1. Best Nanotech Abstract/Poster (1 award)
  2. Best Innovative Nanotech Application in companies: SME, Large (2 awards)
  • Participation of a broad audience: students/researchers, RTO´s, TTO´s companies, Institutions, policymakers (National, regional, local level)
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