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Ana Portugal Melo

Invited Researcher and Scientific Coordinator of TropiKMan PhD
ISA-ULisboa
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

PAEGI was a turning point in my professional life, at a time when I felt that the knowledge accumulated in almost 20 years dedicated to biology research was not enough to address the new challenges of today's and ever changing global multidisciplinary, the creation of values are determining factors for the success of any initiative. This program allowed me to consolidate my networking, negotiation and management skills, as well as support my natural DNA to innovate. The environment of sharing experiences and projects with colleagues and teachers is a unique space of personal innovation.

Francisco Fonseca

Diretor Geral, AnubisNetworks
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

Since I had an idea that I thought was suitable to be transformed into a specific project I enrolled in PAEGI with the objective of having access to the basic knowledge necessary to create a new company. My participation in PAEGI enabled me not only to acquire this general overview that I required but also, perhaps most importantly, brought me into contact with a risk capital company (PME Investments) through the business ideas contest promoted by PAEGI, which ended up by becoming the main investor in my project and transformed it into reality. PAEGI was an excellent opportunity to increase my network of contacts and I have been privileged to meet extremely interesting people who I regularly consult with when I need to make certain decisions. The quality of the teaching faculty is excellent and it was always a pleasure to attend classes. Today I can state without a shadow of doubt that the PAEGI program changed the course of my life, making it a great challenge.

Gonçalo Gueifão Monteiro

Head of International Products, PT Comunicações
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

In the present scenario of change and the growing complexity of organizations, the PAEGI is not just an effective contribution towards the personal development of a strategic vision of business in general but is also a privileged forum for exchanging experiences between colleagues.

Joana Beirão

Owner, Edinteriores
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

In the beginning, keeping in mind my training as an interior designer, albeit a senior one, I did not anticipate the happy outcome achieved by the program - the contact with the faculty, the excellence and relevance of the contents, the position of the institution and the exchange of experiences with colleagues all provided me with the consistency and support that I needed to certify a new idea! To have received an "Honourable Mention" at the business ideas contest was the icing on the cake. From then on I have been able to manage the development of the project!

Mercedes Inglês Martins

Consultant
PwC
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

Completing PAEGI was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I made, for the opportunity of personal and professional growth that brought me. The program focuses on innovative content and methodologies, which help us constructively, question how we perform our job. The classroom environment is dynamic and creative, based on dialogue, sharing of experiences and knowledge. I was lucky to meet great people and I believe that everything I have learned and lived was a very important investment for my future!

Olga Matias

Director of Research, Development and Innovation
Mendes Gonçalves S.A.
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

The combination of excellent teachers from different areas, crucial for the development of skills in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, with the relaxed atmosphere and networking with excellent colleagues from different sectors, allowed me one of the most enriching experiences until present day. Nowadays, an entrepreneurial and innovation-focused approach is required to face global competitiveness. At PAEGI we have the tools and fundamental networking to the strategic development of any business.

Pedro Ferreira

Diretor Geral, Securvia,Lda
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

O conteúdo programático do PAEGI sobre o empreendedorismo e inovação é precisamente aquilo que eu precisava para alavancar o projeto que tinha em mente. Dominava bem os aspetos técnicos do projeto, mas faltava-me o mais importante: como arrancar com o negócio arranjando o financiamento avultado que o projeto exigia? Encontrei essas respostas ao longo da excelente qualidade das várias Sessões do PAEGI e Workshops. Adquiri as competências e confiança que me permitiram elaborar um Plano de Negócios e submetê-lo ao escrutínio de Júri Altamente Qualificado do Concurso de Ideias. A frequência do PAEGI, a participação no Concurso de Ideias e um Plano de Negócios na mão, contribuíram para facilitar a obtenção do Financiamento. O projeto é já uma realidade, a empresa está constituída, o financiamento obtido e os primeiros trabalhos já em carteira.

Pedro Janela

CEO, WYgroup
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

CATÓLICA-LISBON PAEGI has changed my life. This training, along with teachers, fellow students, covered subjects, and methodology, provided me with a set of knowledge, networking and confidence to develop a business that went from 20 to 150 people and more than a dozen of companies; from the 5,000 EUR invested on PAEGI, I managed to receive, so far, a return of 703,000 EUR. When they asked me if the investment on training was worth it, well, it was one of the best investments I have made in my life.

Rui Freire

Marketing Diretor, Unicer
Programa Avançado em Empreendedorismo e Gestão da Inovação

PAEGI was an extremely enriching learning experience for me. The teaching faculty is excellent and always proved to be extremely open and available. The curricular program is ambitious and eclectic, managing the "miracle" of covering all the themes in a very pragmatic and relevant manner in a short space of time. Above all, one can highlight what was the most pleasant and surprising element of all: the group spirit and ties that were created and the pleasure I derived from interacting with people I was privileged to meet at the PAEGI program. Congratulations to the PAEGI team for stimulating this positive spirit.

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E-mail: andreia.hidalgo@ucp.pt

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