The Técnico student Nuno Martins is the first Innuos scholarship holder. The INNUOS SEED Programme was created “to reward academic success of low-income students”. The signing ceremony of the scholarship contract took place last Thursday, April 1, in a hybrid format.
“For a while we felt that it was early to create a scholarship programme, but fortunately the company has been growing very well. We manage our business across 40 different countries, so we felt that this would be the right time to do it. Furthermore, due to the pandemic situation more students may need our help”, said engineer Amélia Santos, co-founder of Innuos and Técnico alumna.
Nuno Vitorino, co-founder of Innuos and Técnico alumnus, highlighted “we graduated at Técnico, we have been in the market for many years, and we would like to give you the same opportunity. We are here to support you as best we can”.
“I would like to thank Innuos from the bottom of my heart and now I am highly motivated to do my best”, said the Técnico student Nuno Martins (Computer Science and Engineering).
“Recognising the merit of our students is very important, as well as helping them to achieve better results, which is something particularly important in pandemic times. We all face problems everyday, so all types of incentives are important”, said professor Alexandre Francisco, Vice-president of Técnico for Academic Affairs.
Professor Luís Veiga, Vice-president of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DEI), Carla Patrocínio, coordinator of the Technology Transfer Office (TT @ Técnico), and Isabel Gonçalves, coordinator of the Academic Development Unit (NDA), also attended the hybrid ceremony.