Jointly organised Firjan IEL – UPTEC International Programme took place from 3 – 7 June 2019 at UPTEC (Science and Technology Park of University of Porto) in Porto, Portugal.

Among the participants were 37 executives from 19 Brazilian industries who were exposed to a week of intensive experience sharing and knowledge exchange. The programme included talks and roundtable discussions on various topics ranging from leadership and digital transformation to new business models. The agenda was also packed with visits to companies like IKEA Group, Continental, Venian Group and Netoshoes, as well as offered a gripping social programme. This International Programme was part of the Executive Education Programme of Firjan IEL and had as its overarching objectives to:

  • connect the Brazilian participants to an international network of creative & digital industry specialists
  • take the participants deeper into the topic of new economy of start-ups
  • inform about innovative and modern models of digital business
  • offer inspiration for an “innovative mindset”
  • evoke the generation of new ideas which could help to improve the performance of businesses
  • take the participants to Porto based companies and start-ups
  • offer the possibility of experiencing cultural and artistic scenery of the city of Porto