This year, the 6 Workshops Tools for Innovation in Health organised by the GIE had their 4th edition in a different format, online, as a result of the effects of the pandemic. Yet, this had several advantages: we reached a broader audience in health and other areas, and it allowed us to experiment with more interactive online tools, and thus foster teamwork.
These workshops offer training in the area of management and innovation from the initial idea to the project's implementation. This year there were new guest trainers: in the Financing Workshop we had Professor Nuno Teixeira, Lecturer of Accounting and Finance at the School of Business Sciences of the Polytechnic of Setúbal and Dr Sandra Pinto, Coordinator of IPStart-Up – Polytechnic of Setúbal. Jurist Tânia Caldeira, from FMUL, gave the workshop on Intellectual Property. The remaining 4 workshops (Ideation, Value Proposition, Business Model and Pitch) continued to be given by trainer Sónia Teixeira from the GIE.
In a dynamic way, even with the challenges posed by distance and internet connections, the trainees adhered to the various tools put in place, identified one of the UN’s sustainable development goals and at the end of the workshops they had a social action project “Clean School” practically ready to be implemented.
Testimonials from trainees of the 4th edition:
“Very interesting workshop with useful content in professional and personal terms. Excellent teaching methodology. Congratulations, Sónia Teixeira! I recommend it to anyone interested in this topic, regardless of their professional area.”
“I really enjoyed the WORKSHOPS TOOLS FOR INNOVATION organized by the GIE of the FMUL. All modules were interconnected, the topics current and very interesting, thus contributing to deepen my knowledge in these areas. I advise anyone who wants to develop ideas and projects, in any business area, to participate in these workshops. They are really worth it!!!"
“I had the privilege of witnessing a holistic approach to the topic “Tools for Innovation” with the presentation of behaviours, criteria, tools and practical examples for each approach. Great challenge for those who want to innovate.”
Thank you all for your presence, team spirit and ideas to innovate!