SingularityU Portugal
Ricardo Marvão, Managing Director of SingularityU Portugal and Co-founder of Beta-i

Singularity University, together with Beta-i, Nova School of Business and Economics, and the Câmara Municipal de Cascais launch SingularityU Portugal in Cascais.

With the desire to create a forum for dialogue and the creation of knowledge with an impact on Portuguese society that enables companies and entrepreneurs to apply exponential technologies to their challenges, SingularityU Portugal is born.

Portugal is becoming a recognized leader in several areas of technology as well as an innovation and entrepreneurship hub in Europe

Portugal is the fourth partner country of Singularity University, joining the global network of growing partners that already has SingularityU Nordics, SingularityU Netherlands and SingularityU Canada.

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SingularityU collaborates with country leaders to bring their program and perspectives to local executives, entrepreneurs, politicians and entrepreneurs.

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Rob Nail

“We’ve been working diligently with our distinguished alumni and faculty in Portugal to establish SingularityU Portugal, and I’d like to thank Beta-i, Câmara Municipal de Cascais, and Nova School of Business and Economics for their dedication to making this happen,” said Singularity University CEO Rob Nail in a statement.

“Portugal is becoming a recognized leader in several areas of technology as well as an innovation and entrepreneurship hub in Europe. Our intent with the new Country Partnership is to build on these achievements and create new opportunities in other relevant sectors in Portugal,” he added.

SingularityU Portugal will bring together great companies, entrepreneurs and innovative futures to create new opportunities for innovation and development in Portugal and worldwide.

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Ricardo Marvão

“While Portuguese startups are already applying cutting-edge technology to certain areas of business to compete on a global scale, traditional companies related to the industry and services sectors are facing new challenges to keep up with the current fast pace of technology and innovation,” said Ricardo Marvão, Executive Director of SingularityU Portugal and Co-Founder of Beta-i.

“By bringing Singularity University to Portugal, we want to give access to the education and tools needed for employees, leaders, and entrepreneurs to be constantly updated about the newest technological opportunities and position them at the forefront of innovation,” he added.

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Beginning in 2019, SingularityU Portugal will promote Customized Programs for companies and their executives around various areas of technology, reflecting how these areas intersect with the various business sectors in the future.

There will also be an immersive Open-enrollment Executive Program, with specialist faculty coming from all over the world. These programs were built with a focus on the most important trends, topics and exponential challenges for Portugal and the future of society.

The target audience for these programs are leaders of large organizations, government entities, nonprofits as well as scientists, educators, entrepreneurs and other leaders who want to shape the future.

As for the structure, Customized Programs last one, two or three days, depending on the intended purpose and are designed to meet the specific needs of each company.

Together with SingularityU Portugal, companies will discover new opportunities for innovation by creating and planning their own experience and program, taking into account their audience, type of organization, sector and goals they want to achieve, leaving the program with an idea clear of the next step.

In an immersive and intimate environment, the Executive Program lasts three days and will bring together business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to discuss important topics about the future of their organizations, their city, and their country, including exponential technologies, their potential, and how can be applied to solve the challenges they face.

Singularity University is a global community that seeks to empower and inspire leaders to apply exponential technologies in solving the great challenges of humanity.