The conference “Connecting Stone Knowledge” will take place on 7th February, at Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, in Sintra.
The conference will serve as StoneCITI project kick-off. StoneCITI is the first tech center that includes the various skills necessary for the development of materials and products in natural stone and aims to bring industry and new technologies together, increasing the efficiency and the economic and environmental sustainability of this sector.
StoneCITI organises this conference in partnership with Instituto Superior Técnico, Sintra City Hall, Assimagra and Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources.
Técnico will provide transportation to Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval (Meeting point: Alameda campus, in front of the Main Building – time: 12:15 pm).
Registration is required.
– StoneCITI Conference Welcome reception
14:30 – dr. James Hieb, CEO of Natural Stone Institute, USA – “Advancing natural stone vs. alternatives”
15:00 – eng. Célia Marques, Quality, Environment and Territory Director at Assimagra -Recursos Minerais de Portugal – “Desafios para aumentar a eficiência e a sustentabilidade – processos colaborativos na área económica e ambiental”
15:15 – Seán Óg, Irish Manufacturing Research, Ireland – “Technology Centres driving local communities and international collaboration forward – An Irish example”
15:45 – eng. Agostinho da Silva, CEI by ZIPOR – Projeto InovStone 4.0, Portugal – “2004-2020 | 16 anos de inovação e crescimento do setor das Rochas Ornamentais em Portugal”
16:00 – Short Coffee Break
16:10 – eng. Scott Scallorn, Project Engineer of Intertek-ATI, USA – – “Understanding the Technical Hurdles for International Stone in the US Market”
16:40 – eng. Jeff Nowill, Regional CEO of KUKA Robotics, Germany – “Automation: Past & Future”
17:10 – dr. André Gouveia, CEO of INNGAGE, Portugal – “A marca StoneCITI”
17:30 – dr. Basílio Horta, President of Sintra City Hall
18:00 – Closing session.