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On the 6th of February, INEGI will present, at an event to be held in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), the prototype developed in the scope of AEROCAR project.

The prototype is a car seat produced by Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) that now includes Carbon Fibre prepreg reinforcements, typically used in aeronautic structures. The mechanical properties have been improved, while reducing the overall car seat weight and improving the aesthetics of the visible structural parts.

A detailed discussion will be held about the major technical issues but also on the impact this new technology will have on the receiving company, INAPAL Plásticos S.A..

Other examples of manufacturing technologies for composite materials, that can be used in both Automotive and Aeronautic components and structures, will also be presented and discussed at a detailed technical level.

To conclude, a discussion on funding mechanisms for technology transfer between sectors will be done at a round table with representatives of several Portuguese funding institutions.

For further information, please contact: aerocarportugal@inegi.up.pt


Registration available HERE



14:00 – Registration

14:15 – Welcome Session: INEGI – a partner for innovation in Automotive and Aeronautic sectors

14:30 – AEROCAR Project

Luís Pina (AEROCAR Project Manager; Research coordinator INEGI)

Carlos Beirão (Diretor de desenvolvimento da Inapal Plásticos)

Jorge Silva (INEGI Researcher)

15:00 – Innovation Projects INEGI/ VANGEST

Rui Gomes (Project Manager INEGI)

Rui Curado (R&D Coordinator VANGEST)

15:30 – Innovation Projects INEGI/ Embraer

Pedro Mimoso (Project Manager INEGI)

Ricardo Reis (Product Development Engineer Embraer)

16:00 – Coffee break

16:15 – Round table: Funding mechanisms for cross-sectoral technology transfer

José Coutinho Sampaio (Director for Innovation and Technology Transfer INEGI)

ANI – Portuguese National Innovation Agency

Portugal Ventures

Gustavo Dias (CEO Critical Materials SA)

17:30 – Closing Session