Date
Place

Online

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Deadline for registration: 1st May LINK

Link for pdf with abstracts

Link for pdf with demonstration schedule

 

Have you created a customized solution for research? Software? A gadget? A life-changing protocol? Your creation might also be useful for someone else. Come and share it at the 2nd edition of the Cool Tools for Science, a great chance to show and exchange a new dimension of your work: user innovation. Tell us about your inventions and how they improved your research performance, exhibit them to your colleagues and see what they have come up with too. And try to win the prize for the best innovation!

To give you a taster, last year we showcased, amongst others, videogames, a water sensor, a social network app, a text mining tool, an automated plasma applicator, a careers marketplace, a video annotator, an animal tracker and a microbiome analysis app!

Last year’s winners with the Oligo App, Hedi Young and Nuno Loureiro, stated that [Since Cool Tools] We’ve completely redesigned the website and added more features based on feedback from our users, and we’re excited to be releasing the new version in the next month! Cool Tools helped us expand our network and since the event we’ve had conversations with several companies including Agendo and have some exciting collaborations in the pipeline.”

You can submit your Cool Tool for a pitch (this year in a short-creative-video-format – see below) or, if you want to show how your Cool Tool works, for a pitch and a demonstration workshop.

To help you showcase your tool at its best we will offer a free online video creation workshop with Miguel Ferreira on 22-29 March 2021 and some advice on how to protect your tools in advance of the main meeting.

If you don’t have your own Cool Tool to present but want to see what other people have developed, register NOW and join us online 12th and 13th May 2021, two mornings, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Come see and try out our Cool Tools!

Important dates

Abstract submission (pitches and demos): 15th January 2021 1st February 2021

Registration (free but mandatory, limited places): 1st May 2021 REGISTRATION LINK

Contact

info@biodata.pt

Organization

Executive committee

Ana P Melo, BioData.pt | Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Joana Lobo Antunes, Instituto Superior Técnico

João Cruz, Congento

Laura Ward, FChampalimaud – Fundação Champalimaud

Rafael Santos, BioData.pt | Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

 

Scientific committee

Daniel Faria, BioData.pt | INESC-ID

Gonçalo Lopes, NeuroGears

Hugo Marques, Fundação Champalimaud

Inês Chaves, BioData.pt | ITQB-NOVA

Pedro Monteiro, INESC ID | Instituto Superior Técnico

Rita Fior, Fundação Champalimaud

Susana Vinga, INESC ID | Instituto Superior Técnico

Sponsors

Programme

12

May

10h-10h15

Opening

10h15-10h45

Key-Note - Arlindo Oliveira

10h45-11h15

Pitches

Cool Tool Innovations presented in short videos

11h15-11h30

Break

11h30-13h00

Pitches

Cool Tool Innovations presented in short videos

13

May

10h-12h

Try out Cool Tools!

Simultaneous on line “hands-on” workshops with the creators

12h-12h15

Break

12h15-12h45

Round Table - How can I protect and still share my cool tools?,

With Carla Patrocínio (Coordinator Tech Transfer Office, Instituto Superior Técnico) and Marta Ribeiro (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência + ITQB NOVA)

12h45-13h

Wrap Up and Prizes

Programme

12

May

Opening

Key-Note - Arlindo Oliveira

Pitches

Cool Tool Innovations presented in short videos

Break

Pitches

Cool Tool Innovations presented in short videos

13

May

Try out Cool Tools!

Simultaneous on line “hands-on” workshops with the creators

Break

Round Table - How can I protect and still share my cool tools?,

With Carla Patrocínio (Coordinator Tech Transfer Office, Instituto Superior Técnico) and Marta Ribeiro (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência + ITQB NOVA)

Wrap Up and Prizes