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What is this activity?

Increasingly, with their agility and knowledge, startups are changing industries, introducing new technologies and innovation strategies in traditional services and business models. The innovation strategies of mature companies have been changing, making them increasingly focused on startups.

For this reason, and at a time when the capacity for collaboration can only help to overcome a period of uncertainty, in partnership with UPTEC, ScaleUp Porto promotes the fifth edition of Doing Business.

With an improved program and a format adapted to the digital world, large companies and startups are challenged to come together to explore opportunities for collaboration, promoting innovation and stimulating the capacity for joint growth.

Timeline

Meet the Corporates

Metro do Porto

Organization and Information Systems Director

Areas of interest

  • Digital transformation
  • Big data
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Information security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Challenges

  • Cybersecurity and security incident management
  • New communication and security technologies
  • Predictive maintenance and early problem resolution
  • Secure IoT implementation

Salvador Caetano

Project Manager/Business Development Team

Business Development Coordinator

IT Business Partner Director

Areas of interest

  • Mobility
  • Sustainability
  • Retail
  • Digital transformation
  • Automation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • New business

Challenges

  • Zero Paper
  • Digital signature
  • Mobility services aggregators
  • Digitization of processes
  • Virtual stores

Brisa

Business Development Analyst

Areas of interest

  • Road infrastructure
  • Tolling and Telematics
  • New mobility solutions

Challenges

  • Improvement of operations and engineering, using, but not limited to solutions based on Big Data & Analytics, drones for evaluation and monitoring of roads, rails, bridges and lighting conditions and/or accidents and GNNS
  • Integration of blockchain solutions, multimodal mobility (e.g. ticketing), recognition technologies (e.g. license plate recognition), as well as IoT solutions, big data, among others
  • The reduced construction of motorways and reduced vehicle ownership culture increases the demand for new mobility solutions in the field of connectivity, such as V2I, V2X, among others

STCP

Paulo Ferreira

Finance Department

Maria Lurdes Teixeira

Marketing Department

Marketing Department

Areas of interest

  • To be added

Challenges

  • To be added

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João

Administrator

Areas of interest

  • To be added

Challenges

  • To be added

CUF

CUF

HR Business Intelligence Manager/”GROW” Program Mentor

Areas of interest

  • At-home care
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Speech to text
  • Customer experience in healthcare
  • Dematerialization of customer experience
  • Internal mobility (inside healthcare units)
  • Telemedicine
  • Symptom checking
CUF

Funding Manager

Areas of interest

  • Predictability models
  • Blockchain in Healthcare
  • Advanced microelectronics and intelligent systems integration

Challenges

  • Construction of a predictability model on drug consumption based on AI/Machine Learning
  • Definition of new data management models
  • Harnessing decentralized technologies
  • Validation of electronic components, sensors, devices and intelligent systems that allow access to rapid prototyping facilities and resources

AGEAS Seguros

Head of Innovation

Areas of interest

Insurance Technology:
• Predictive analysis and quotation
• KYC, AML and fraud detection
• Customer analysis and behavior
• Computer view for subscription and claim
• Digital purchase and direct customer integration
(includes digital payment)
• Customer experience in the physical space
• Telematics

Future of Health:
• Prevention
• Adherence to treatment and chronic patients
• Support families and patients through treatment
• Dependency management
• Reproduction technology
•Mental health
• Well-being solution for different generations
(Millenials, GenZ, GENi)
• Elderly care
•Eyesight
• Dental care
• New business models

Telemedicine:
• Screening

Happy human being:
• Innovative services and business models to improve
the quality of life
• Stress management and work-life balance solutions
• Housing and PropTech
• Investing in a better future (responsible investments)
• Heritage management and life after life
• Solutions to simplify the life of an urban citizen

Covid-19:
• Prevention
• Hardware

BPI

Areas of interest

  • Digital Transformation
  • Internet Channels
  • Mobile Banking

Cetelem

Amélia Bandeira

Innovation Manager

Fábio Lima

Development Officer

João Gonçalves

Marketing Director

Areas of interest

  • Voice recognition
  • Digital payments
  • Cashless societies
  • PFM
  • Bots (chat e voice)
  • Bots as services (autonomous stores, delivery drones, self-check-out)
  • Augmented Reality
  • Gamification
  • Blockchain
  • IA & big data
  • New Scoring approaches (ex. scoring & human genome…)
  • Industrial & biological engineering
  • Hedge computing

Challenges

  • Improve, through voice recognition technology, our client authentication and experience with our call centers and our app
  • Improve check-in & check-out moments online & in-store.
  • Loyalty program for APP’s with rewarding & couponing
  • How to be faster in contracts modifications
  • Products & services for children and youths
  • Follow & Dinamize our sales forces

Deloitte

Senior Manager

Senior Manager

Partner

Areas of interest

  • Banking
  • Lending Automation
  • Subservicing
  • Payments
  • Insurance
  • Data Science

Challenges

  • Advanced Insurance Products Tailoring
  • Retirement Plan Robot Advisor

Microsoft

Startup & Partner Manager

Areas of interest

  • Advanced Security
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Customer Engagement
  • High-Performance Compute
  • IoT
  • Mixed Reality
  • Power Platform
  • Scalable Business Management
  • Security
  • Automative
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Communications
  • Retail & Consumer Goods

Challenges

  • B2B Startups with Scalable Software Products

Altice Labs

Corporate Venture Development Manager

Nuno Silva

Corporate Venture Development Manager

Areas of interest

  • Cognitive (AI & Machine Learning)
  • Big Data
  • MedTech
  • Smartliving e Home Utilities
  • Industry 4.0
  • IoT
  • AgroTech
  • Security & Privacy
  • Digital Services & Platforms
  • 5G and Future Networks

Challenges

  • Products/solutions for multiple vertical use cases ready to test on 5G Ready networks

Outsystems

Head of Product Architecture

Areas of interest

  • Enrich the OutSystems ecosystem with solutions that speed up the development of web and mobile applications
  • Collaboration with startups that focus on facilitating the adoption of digital skills (e.g. app development, data analysis, …) by non-technical people
  • Startups with innovative products in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data and Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Security

Euronext

Responsible for Fund Raising for Startups

Data Manager Euronext Technologies

Startups Funding

Areas of interest

  • Trading Solutions for exchanges: Design, development and testing of core trading applications, surround applications, access and market data applications required for cash and/or derivatives trading.
  • Data Services (leveraging on Euronext stock markets’ data)
  • Information Security: aiming at preserving the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information by applying a risk management process, covering Architecture (GRC – Governance Risk and Compliance) and Security Operation Center

Challenges

  • Financing for startups

Axians

North Unit Manager

Challenges

  • Reorganize the offerings of our business units, incorporating and developing new areas of competence;
  • Improve the operational efficiency of the current units;
  • Improve the model of engagement with the market;
  • Organization of offers by vertical markets:
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Government
  • Financial services
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Telcos

Areas of interest

  • Hybrid IT/Multi-cloud
  • Distributed Cloud
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Development skills
  • Low code
  • UI/UX
  • Edge computing
  • IOT and sensing
  • Data on the Edge
  • Collaboration
  • Digital workplace
  • Integration/APIs
  • IT Automation
  • Operation Automation
  • Rosbotic Process Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence applied in automation
  • IBPM – Intelligent Business Process Automation
  • Omnichannel/Multichannel
  • Trust/Risk/Compliance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Sustainability
  • Business continuity
  • Ethic
  • SOC
  • GDPR
  • Blockchain
  • ISO’s
  • IT Operations
  • Managed Services
  • Application management
  • DevOps
  • Agile structures
  • Data/AI/ Analysis
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Forecast models
  • Data anywhere
  • Data management

GFI

Marketing Manager

Areas of interest

  • To be added

Challenges

  • To be added

DST Group

Innovation Manager

José Miguel Teixeira

Business Analyst

Areas of interest

  • Photovoltaic energy storage
  • Reactive facades
  • Circular economy in the scope of Engineering and Construction

NOS

Head of Cloud Offering and Corporate Datacenter

Miguel Carvalho D'Aguiar

Innovation and Corporation Transformation

Areas of interest

  • Technological startups
  • Healthcare Solutions
  • Retail
  • Industry
  • Tourism
  • Banking

Challenges

  • Analytics
  • Big Data
  • SmartCities
  • IoT
  • Mobility
  • Cloud and recent Covid-19 theme with workplace and mobility transformation solutions

AISR - AI Systems Research

Fernando Perez de Brito

Founder & CEO

Areas of interest

  • Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity
  • Smart cities (IOT and infrastructure / connectivity)
  • Robotics

Challenges

  • Data security and reliability
  • Technological infrastructure security
  • Infrastructure/connectivity development and sensing for Smart Cities and Industry 4.0

Sonae MC - BIT

IT Labs Manager

Areas of interest

  • Merchandising
  • Store and warehouse operations
  • Logistics
  • Experience and relationship with customers
  • E-commerce
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • IoT – Internet of Things
  • Robotics/Automation

Challenges

  • Brand activation: use of technology to create outstanding experiences (eg, visualization of products in augmented reality, interaction with ads through augmented reality, creation of immersive experiences, gamification)
  • Sustainability: increased sustainability in the supply chain (eg, monitoring through IoT, quality control through image recognition, stock optimization based on AI/ML)
  • Super-workforce: strengthening the capacity of employees through technology (eg, monitoring of shelves, product recognition on scales or payment points)
  • Super-client: reinforcement of the customer experience in the store (eg, browsing the store, more informed shopping, personalization (presentation of promotions, suggestion of the milk I like, suggestion of the article I usually buy, autonomy/self-service)
  • Crowdsourcing: boosting communities for mutual benefit (eg, testing beta versions of solutions, services or products, enriching product information)

Super Bock Group

Innovation Department

Areas of interest

  • Digital
  • Sustainability
  • New products
  • Mobility

Challenges

  • Response to consumer trends
  • Reduce the environmental impact of the production and logistics chain
  • New products and new distribution channels
  • Keeping the bet on digital transformation

CEETRUS

Leader in Transformation and Positive Impact

Areas of interest

  • Proptech
  • CSR
  • Data Science

Challenges

  • Aggregation of data from different reservoirs/sources/software in dashboard/report
  • CSR from a perspective of contributing to the commercial real estate business in two aspects: construction (development) and management of real estate assets

Media Markt Saturn

Managing Director at MediaMarktSaturn N3XT

Areas of interest

  • To be added

Challenges

  • To be added

Bondalti

Strategic Planning, Innovation and Sustainability Coordinator

Areas of interest

  • Industry 4.0 (automation and control, predictive production, predictive maintenance)
  • Energy efficiency
  • Integration of renewable energies
  • Emission reduction
  • Effluent and recycling management
  • Intensification / integration of unitary processes
  • Catalysis processes

FINSA

Community Builder

Areas of interest

  • Operational improvements (logistics, security and production)
  • Experience of the value chain (from the search for material to the execution of
  • the work)
  • Product
  • Sustainability

Challenges

  • Internal and external logistics efficiency
  • Intelligent production management
  • Reduction and prevention of occupational risks
  • Product and process traceability
  • Integration with other agents in the value chain
  • Better prescribing and end customer experience
  • Valuation of by-products
  • Total tracking of product characteristics
  • New wood qualities
  • Optimizing the use of wood

Bosch Ovar

Innovation Coordinator

Group Leader R&D Security Systems

Areas of interest

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • IT Systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Advanced sensing
  • Embedded systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Digital Twin
  • Electronics and product development

Challenges

  • Development of innovative solutions in terms of building safety, efficiency and comfort

REN Portgás

Subdirector

Technical Director

Areas of interest

  • Sustainable gas
  • Smart Gas Company
  • Customer involvement

Challenges

  • Emphasis is given in SGIDI to initiatives that protect the company from external threats, anticipating market trends, but that also promote disruptive business ideas that can boost new business.

EDP Inovação

Investment Director

Head of Startup Engagement

Areas of interest

  • Centralized Renewable Energy
  • Thermal energy
  • Bioenergy
  • O&M
  • Asset Monitoring and Sensing
  • Smart Grid Infrastructure
  • Power distribution management
  • Demand response
  • Power aggregation
  • Micro-networks
  • Storage technologies
  • Storage systems
  • Storage management and control
  • Prices and Smart Clusters
  • New Pricing Models
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Increased Electrification
  • Business model
  • Electronic Mobility
  • Connected Houses
  • Cloud computing
  • Big data and advanced analytics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality
  • IoT
  • Industry 4.0
  • Cybersecurity
  • Automation

PRIO

Research, Development and Innovation Director

Areas of interest

  • New ways of mobility (electric, hydrogen, aggregate services)
  • Liquid and gaseous biofuels
  • Circular Economy
  • Digital Transformation (customer experience and internal processes)

Challenges

  • Omnichannel relationship with customers
  • The gas station of the future, in the short and medium term

Águas do Porto

Innovation and IT Director

Innovation Manager

Areas of interest

  • To be added

Challenges

  • To be added

Proef

Chief Growth Operator

Areas of interest

  • Healthcare
  • Telecom
  • Power
  • Smart Cities

Challenges

  • Healthcare
    • Data Science/Data Analytics
    • Blockchain
    • Wearables/Devices Seamless Integration
    • Patient Follow-up
    • Specific Disease Added-value Services
  • Telecom
    • Added-value Services
    • Solutions that can deliver more efficient services (lowering Capex and Opex)
    • Disruptive Solutions/Future of Telecom
    • IoT/5G Services
  • Power
    • Added-value Services
    • Solutions that can deliver more eficiente services (lowering Capex and Opex)
    • Smart Grids/Disruptive Solutions
  • Smart Cities
    • Pursuing solutions with strong/proven business models (as opposed to mere interesting technical solutions)

CTT

Innovation Management

Areas of interest

  • Orders focused on e-commerce
  • Financial services (Banco CTT) and Fintech
  • Operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Quality of the offer to the customer
  • Automation, Robotization and Artificial Intelligence

Grupo José de Mello

Head of Innovation

Areas of interest

  • Agriculture
  • Recreation
  • Hospitality
  • Social services
  • ICT
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Business Administration
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy

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