• Start: 24th February 2022
    End: 24th February 2022
  • Start: 10:15am
    End: 12:00pm
  • Faculty of Economics,

A Conversation with NEST - Innovation Center for Tourism

Start Date:

10:15am, 24th February 2022

End Date:

12:00pm, 24th February 2022


University of Algarve - UAlg, Gambelas Campus, Faculty of Economics, Sala Atos,


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The IPBN Algarve committee did partner with the University of Algarve, Algarve STP and NEST Tourism Innovation Center Portugal to host an event entitled, "Scaling-up for Tourism: Opportunities for Innovation in Tourism and the Challenges to Adapt to Transformation," which took place in the Sala Atos at the Faculty of Economics at the UAlg Gambelas Campus in Faro, Algarve on Thursday February 24 from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm.

We were delighted to count on the presence of Efigénio Rebelo, Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve, and to welcome the President of the Board of the Algarve STP Francisco Serra to introduce the Digital Innovation Hub and Roberto Antunes, Executive Director at NEST to lead attendees through the role of innovation in scaling up Tourism for the new reality in which we are living.

To further illustrate the future of the tourism sector, the IPBN, along with Hugo Barros of the Algarve STP invited several Algarve-based tourism startups to present their businesses as a case study for what may be next on the horizon for the sector as a whole.

The event was open to members and non-members.


10:15 – Registration & welcome coffee

10:30 – Welcome from Efigénio Rebelo, Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve

10:40 -  Talk with Roberto Antunes, Executive Director - Tourism Innovation Centre NEST.

Theme: Scaling-up for Tourism - Opportunities for innovation in Tourism and the challenges to adapt to transformation.

11:00 –  Presentation of Algarve STP by Francisco Serra, as part of the partnership with NEST, and as a regional Digital Innovation Hub

11:15 – Presentation of KIPT (Laboratorio Colaborativo no Turismo) by CEO Antonia Correia

11:30 – StartUp  - MTI – Managing the Intelligence by CEO Miguel Silva

11:45 - Q&A

12:00 - End

And we invite everyone to the Algarve Tech Hub Summit from March 28 to April 3. The first edition of the biggest event about innovation and tech in the south of Portugal, organised by the UAlg and Algarve STP, our hosts for our above mentioned event. Learn more about it here

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**Anyone purchasing IPBN Member Tickets must have valid IPBN Membership on the day of the event. If you would like to purchase IPBN membership please go to https://www.ireland-portugal.com/join/. To check your membership status please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com.