Seminar@DEM – Manuel Heitor

Técnico - Alameda campus

  • Date: 6th July 2022, Wednesday
  • Hour: 3.30 p.m.
  • Venue: Informatics III building, ground floor, FA3 amphitheatre.
  • Speaker: Manuel Heitor (Full Professor at Técnico, Department of Mechanical Engineering).
  • Title: «Mudar para Net Zero: Promover a “Agência Humana” e governar “Ecologias de Dados” na era digital.». («Transition to Net Zero: Promote “Human Agency” and govern “Data Ecology” in the digital age. ».
  • Abstract:
    Achieving Net Zero requires a transatlantic dialogue to develop and improve systems responsible for land use management in an increasingly decentralized digital age supported by Artificial Intelligence. It refers to a gradual and multi-annual work plan, 2022-2030, aimed at implementing and promoting an international and informal think and do tank to stimulate new knowledge, scientific diplomacy and advocacy, promoting the transition to Net Zero. It includes the governance of complex and massive amounts of data and its synergies (i.e. “data ecology”), including new Earth observation data, along with the knowledge and innovation needed to improve land use management.
  • Short bio:
    Manuel Heitor(Lisbon, 1958) is a Full Professor at Técnico (Department of Mechanical Engineering).
    From November 2015 to March 2022 he served as Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education and from March 2005 to June 2011 he served as Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education.  He was the founding director of IN+, the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research at Técnico.

The Seminars@DEM are organised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.