MONALISA 2.0 Introduction in Lisbon Atlantic Conference 2013, Portugal
within the scope of the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020, and beyond, to ensure that blue growth research and innovation requirements are well addressed in the societal challenges covered by Horizon 2020.
This conference also provided a setting to gather European Member States and Atlantic neighboring States from the American and African Continents.
Members of the Portuguese Government, as well as of the European Commission, attended the conference, that also had the presence of representatives from the different participating States, at minister and ambassador level, as well as high level representatives from the regions and science and entrepreneurs stakeholders.
Stand of MONALISA 2.0 Project in LAC’2013, Lisbon, Portugal. Presenting the project to interested delegates and participants. Below with C. Medeiros Director at Jacques Delors European Information Center talking about Monalisa 2.0 dissemination
The Conference was held on 4th and 5th December in Lisbon, Portugal. Monalisa 2.0 was first presented to the Portuguese Government in September 2013. They showed a high interest in our project, and intended to attend our kick off meeting, but finally they were unable to attend it. Shortly before the LAC2013, Olga Delgado, representative from Technical University of Catalonia, met again the Portuguese Government to explain them Monalisa 2.0 project in further detail after the kick off meeting. Due to the relevance of the project, they offered us a big stand to disseminate Monalisa 2.0. We were going to exhibit a wall and 2 roll-ups in a big stand, but unfortunately DHL did not deliver on time our wall, and our stand had to be replaced in the last moment by a smaller one. Despite there was no time to include a presentation of ML2 in the Conference Program, we convinced Dr. Margarida Couto, the moderator of the Roundtable Technology, Research and Innovation, to include a brief presentation of our project. She was very impressed with ML2 and expressed the relevance of our project for the safety, efficiency and environment within the blue growth frame, not only in Europe, but globally.