AFCEA International Chapter News
PORTUGAL CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 09, 2017

Student Chapter Activities Stimulates R+D on Defense

The chapter along with the Almada, Covilha and Porto student chapters, organized a meeting in June in Lisbon, Portugal. The objective of the event was to exchange information between government, industry and academy to stimulate research and development (R+D) on defense, detect opportunities for new projects and recruit candidates. Cmdr. Luis Arsenio, PRT N, head of research and development for the General Directorate for Resources at the Portuguese Ministry of Defense, presented the keynote address. He identified priority technology areas for defense and provided guidelines for future R+D projects. The student chapters' presentations showed their capabilities, activities and projects. The AFCEA student clubs in Portugal are linked to the National Scientific and Technological System to stimulate scientific work and projects that addresse the needs of technological development in defense and security sectors. Carlos Sezoes, Stanton Chase International, moderated an industry panel discussion with Nuno Vinagre, Critical Software; Pedro Nunes, Edisoft - Thales Group; Helder Alves, INDRA Portugal; and Pedro Sinogas, Tekever. They discussed their work experience in innovation and opportunities in defense and security, and addressed employability and the competences required for the future in their companies.

Event Photographs:

Portuguese student chapters members gather in June with chapter leaders, including (front row, 2nd from r) Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.) regional vice president, Atlantic Region, and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT N (Ret.), chapter president (3rd from the r).
Portuguese student chapters members gather in June with chapter leaders, including (front row, 2nd from r) Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.) regional vice president, Atlantic Region, and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT N (Ret.), chapter president (3rd from the r).
Cmdr. Luis Arsenio, PRT N, head of research and development for the General Directorate for Resources at the Portuguese Ministry of Defense, delivers the keynote address at the June meeting of student chapters in Lisbon, Portugal.
Cmdr. Luis Arsenio, PRT N, head of research and development for the General Directorate for Resources at the Portuguese Ministry of Defense, delivers the keynote address at the June meeting of student chapters in Lisbon, Portugal.
Participating in an industry panel at the June event are (l-r) Pedro Sinogas of Tekever; Helder Alves of Indra Portugal; moderator Carlos Sezoes of Stanton Chase International; Pedro Nunes of Edisoft - Thales Group; and Nuno Vinagre  of Critical Software.
Participating in an industry panel at the June event are (l-r) Pedro Sinogas of Tekever; Helder Alves of Indra Portugal; moderator Carlos Sezoes of Stanton Chase International; Pedro Nunes of Edisoft - Thales Group; and Nuno Vinagre of Critical Software.

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