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Bright Fridays | SPECIAL EDITION

Every month’s last Friday!

OCTOBER 25TH  – 18H00

Campus 5, Polytechnic of Leiria

TEMA/THEME: “Spinning off@Leiria: meet the experts”

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Tertúlia científica mensal do Politécnico de Leiria, de acesso livre, onde investigadores se juntam para discutir e partilhar ciência com a sociedade.

A próxima sessão terá lugar em Leiria, no Campus 5  do Politécnico de Leiria (Rua de Santo André – Leiria, junto ao Centro Hospital de Leiria), no dia 25 de outubro, pelas 18h00.

A tertúlia será seguida de um jantar social (inscrição prévia, até 23 de outubro, para

Join another Bright Friday!

Free access monthly meeting organized by Polytechnic of Leiria, where researchers gather to discuss and share science with society.

Next session will take place in Leiria, at Polytechnic of Leiria campus 5, on October 25th, at 18h00.

The event will end with a social dinner (registration until October 23th to

Convidados/Invited partners:

  • IDDNet; Obitec; Open; Start Up Leiria


  • Polytechnic of Leiria Vice-Presidents Ana Sargento and Nuno Rodrigues

Sinopse/ Synopsis:

  • Para esta edição especial das Bright Fridays, e em linha com a recente publicação do regulamento para a criação de spin-offs, a Presidência do Politécnico de Leiria convidou as 4 entidades da região de Leiria ligadas ao empreendedorismo e incubação de novas empresas com origem na academia (de que temos já exemplos de sucesso e aspiramos a mais) para discutirmos em conjunto os desafios associados à criação de uma spin-off a partir de um projeto científico ou artístico.

  • For this special edition, and in line with the recent publication of the spin-off regulation, Polytechnic of Leiria Presidency invited 4 entities from Leiria region linked to entrepreneurship and incubation of new companies originated from academia (of which we already have successful examples and aspire to more) to jointly discuss the challenges of creating a spin-off derived from a scientific or artistic project. 

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Every month’s last Friday!


THEME: “Boosting Health and Education… with Art!”

Join another Bright Friday! Free access monthly lecture organizes by Polytechnic of Leiria, where researchers gather to discuss and share science with society.

The next session will take place in Leiria, at the Headquarters of the School Dr. Correia Mateus School, on September 27th, at 17h00.

The event will be followed by a social dinner: registration until September 25th to


  • By showcasing two recently concluded projects on adolescents health promotion, we will evidence how innovative technologies can be valuable tools for the education process of future generations.
  • We believe other areas of knowledge can also take advantage from these novel technologies, as we hope to clarify and discuss during the session


  • Prof. Pedro Sousa
  • Prof. Jenny Sousa
  • Prof. Maria Kowalski
  • Prof. Maria de São Pedro Lopes


ciTechCare – Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology //

CI&DEI – IPLeiria – Center for Studies in Education and Innovation – Polytechnic of Leiria branch //

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28th of June– 18H00

Theme: Environmental Quality – From Sustainable Mobility to Certification in Tourism

Join another Bright Friday!
The next session, with a round table format, will take place in Peniche, in the Amphitheatre of the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, on June 28, at 6:00 p.m.

Topics in discussion:

  • The relationship between Tourism, the environment and quality of life;
  • Certifications / eco-labels as a tool for the quality of Tourism;
  • The Blue Flag and its repercussions on the environmental quality of tourist destinations;
  • The different propulsion / fuel systems of vehicles: their impact on air quality (pollutants emitted) – the distinctions between gas oil (diesel – discussion and demystification of many and recent controversies) and gasoline (Otto), natural gas, up to hybrid and electric propulsion;
  • Perspectives of sustainable mobility in the future.


  • Hélder Santos and Luís Serrano (ADAI – Polytechnic of Leiria)
  • Verónica Nobre de Oliveira and Ana Sofia Viana (CITUR – Polytechnic of Leiria)


  • Elisabete Cruz (journalist)

Organized by:

  • CiTUR – Center for Research, Development and Innovation in Tourism [Polytechnic of Leiria]
  • ADAI-IPLeiria – Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics [Polytechnic of Leiria branch]

Bright Fridays:
The monthly scientific meeting of the Polytechnic of Leiria, of free access, where researchers come together to discuss and share science with society.
The symposium will be followed by a social dinner with prior registration, until June 26th, to



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26th of April – 18H00

School of Arts and Design – Polytechnic of Leiria (ESAD.CR) – Caldas da Rainha

Theme: Urban farms – myth or reality?


  • Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) includes trees managed for fruit and fuelwood production, apart from contributing to urban design, welfare enhancement and biodiversity. Integrated and managed with crops (agroforestry) and small-scale aquaculture, UPA can also be an important contribution to household food security.
  • An intertwined interplay of scientific areas, from arts and design to engineering and environment, socioeconomics and health.

An all in one of what science at Polytechnic of Leiria is and can be!

See you soon, in the next Bright Friday!

Don’t forget to register for the after session Bright Dinner ( – registrations open until 24th April!

Organized by:
LIDA – Design and Arts Research Lab
LSRE-LCM-IPLeiria – Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering – Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials [Polytechnic of Leiria branch]


Innovative Strategies in Healthcare:

On May 20th 2019, as part of the celebrations of the National Day to Combat Obesity, at the ESSLei Auditorium, the results of three projects were presented: