Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

IPN Lanches
Networking in Coimbra's innovation ecosystem

Challenge

Business incubators are privileged spaces for everyday networking between entrepreneurs. Developing contacts in a hallway conversation or during a coffee break can make a difference for your business. But when the community grows too much, it becomes harder to know everyone and everybody. And good opportunities can be missed!

Solution

Since we consider networking to be one of the key points in startup incubation, we created IPN Lanches. Since 2009, we have brought together startups, entrepreneurs and other players in Coimbra?s innovation system every month. Incubator companies present themselves to their peers, and sometimes we bring outside guests. From entrepreneurs to investors, maestros to psychologists, many are the guests who have gone through the 20 editions of IPN Lanches. After a hiatus in 2013, we returned in 2014 with the "IPN Lanches - Meet your neighbours" series where companies from the incubator and accelerator present themselves to the community.

Previous Editions

EPISODE 5, 1ST EDITION "IPN SNACKS - MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS"
Theme: Meet your neighbours
Date: 20 de Maio de 2015
IPN Speakers: Gonçalo Amorim (BGI); Rui Melo (Perceive3D); Carlos Boto (doDOC);
EPISODE 4, 1ST EDITION "IPN SNACKS - MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS"
Theme: Meet your neighbours
Date: 29 de Abril de 2015
IPN Speakers: Carlos Graça (MedicineOne); José Nunes (Sleeklab);
EPISODE 3, 1ST EDITION "IPN SNACKS - MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS"
Theme: Meet your neighbours
Date: 25 de Março de 2015
IPN Speakers: Rui Nuno Castro (iClio); Pedro Martins (OpenLimits);
Episode 2, 1st Edition "IPN Snacks - Meet your neighbours"
Theme: Meet your neighbours
Date: 25 de Fevereiro de 2015
IPN Speakers: Pedro Pinto (Take The Wind); João Lopes (Enging - Make Solutions);
Episode 1, 1st Edition "IPN Snacks - Meet your neighbours"
Theme: Meet your neighbours
Date: 28 de Janeiro de 2015
IPN Speakers: João Basílio Simões (ISA - Energy Efficiency); Carlos Alcobia (Sensing Future Technologies);
23rd Edition "IPN Snacks"
Theme: Christmas, innovation and Rabaçal Cheese - how Penela and IPN are innovating in rural areas
Date: 17 de Dezembro de 2014
IPN Speakers: António Cunha - Deputy Director IPN LAS
Guest Speakers: Luís Matias - Mayor of Penela
22nd Edition "IPN Snacks"
Theme: Strategic projects of Portugal Telecom (PT) and the Bluestart program
Date: 12 de Novembro de 2014
Guest Speakers: Pedro Magalhães (Project Manager at PT SI) Miguel Borges (Head of Cloud Startups and Projects)
21st Edition "IPN Snacks"
Theme: FiWare accelerator program
Date: 1 de Outubro de 2014
IPN Speakers: Presentation of SOUL-FI project (Startups Optimising Life with Future Internet)
20th Edition "IPN Snacks"
Theme: Communication and Globalisation: do not be overcome
Date: 25 de Maio de 2011
IPN Speakers: IP Solutions, represented by Marco Saias (Director of the Brokerage Department) and André Rodrigues (Director of the Strategy Department) School of Education, represented by Dr. Rosa Maria Sobreira Portugal Brands, represented by Director Ricardo Magalhães
19th Edition "IPN Snacks"
Theme: Recovery and brand management: new tools for business competitivity
Date: 16 de Março de 2011
Guest Speakers: Clarke, Modet & Co. Portugal, represented by Dina Chaves Ciberbit, represented by Carina Cadima
18th Edition "IPN Snacks"
Theme: IPN-PaqTcPB cooperation: a gateway into the Brazilian market
Date: 9 de Fevereiro de 2011
Guest Speakers: K2 Companies, Crossways, SM3/TS, Smartiks and the San Francisco Hydro-Electric Company presented their interests in the Portuguese market and what they have to offer to Portuguese companies wishing to enter the South American market
17ª Edição "IPN Lanches"
Theme: SPIDER: Set irresistible targets for 2011
Date: 12 de Janeiro de 2011
Guest Speakers: Critical Software, represented by Gonçalo Silva (ex-incubated company) LIFE Training, represented by Nuno Silva
16th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Startups: infancy and growth of innovative enterprises
Date: 15 de Dezembro de 2010
IPN Speakers: Presentation of the Best Science-based Incubator Award to Professor Teresa Mendes Presentation by Francisco Rente, CEO of Dognaedis
Guest Speakers: Eduardo Sá - clinical psychologist
15th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Leadership and Motivation: sales, teams and results
Date: 5 de Novembro de 2010
Guest Speakers: André Ribeirinho, the Adegga Susana Areal with a mini SWAT experience José Eduardo from Cortes de Cima and a wine tasting
14th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Venture Capital - How to finance your idea, project or business
Date: 8 de Outubro de 2010
Guest Speakers: Presentation of CTT Integrated Solutions by Raquel Alves
13th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: 2.0: manage knowledge in the age of innovation
Date: 10 de Setembro de 2010
Guest Speakers: Inova-ria, represented by Artur Calado Knowman, represented by Ana Neves
12th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: How to motivate high performance teams in startups and research groups
Date: 9 de Julho de 2010
Guest Speakers: Filipa Pato, from F. Pato wines Jorge Sequeira, from TeamBuilding
11th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: How to undertake and innovate on a global scale
Date: 18 de Junho de 2010
IPN Speakers: MedicineOne (incubated company)
Guest Speakers: ES Ventures, represented by Dr. Duarte Mineiro Webreakstuff, represented by Fred Oliveira (incubated company)
10ª Edição "Lanches à Sexta"
Theme: TICE.PT - transform Portugal into a world reference in the TICE sector
Date: 14 de Maio de 2010
IPN Speakers: Artescan, represented by João Boavida (incubated company) Pulsoft / Intellicare, represented by Francisco Viana (incubated company)
Guest Speakers: Engineer Paulo Nordeste - Chief Executive Officer of TICE.PT
9th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Music to conduct a business
Date: 9 de Abril de 2010
IPN Speakers: Sensebloom, represented by Miguel Antunes (incubated company) Tangible, represented by Filipe Plácido (incubated company)
Guest Speakers: Virgílio Caseiro Maestro - Classical Orchestra of the Central Region
8th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Innovation and Technology for SMEs
Date: 5 de Março de 2010
IPN Speakers: GeOikos (incubated company) iClio (incubated company)
Guest Speakers: Vítor Santos - Academic Computer Science Program Manager of Microsoft Portugal
7th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: The 7th Programme - Table and research funding opportunities for SMEs
Date: 5 de Fevereiro de 2010
IPN Speakers: Carlos Cerqueira João Paulo Dias
Guest Speakers: Meticube, represented by Jürgen Bund
6th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Mondego Metro - opportunities for collaboration with technology-based companies
Date: 8 de Janeiro de 2010
IPN Speakers: JeKnowledge (incubated company) Acontrol (incubated company)
Guest Speakers: Álvaro Seco - President of Mondego Metro
5ª Edição "Lanches à Sexta"
Theme: LinkedIn - Make money from your online presence
Date: 6 de Dezembro de 2009
IPN Speakers: Active Space Technologies (incubated company) SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (incubated company)
Guest Speakers: Rui Pedro Caramez - university teacher with a diverse record of interventions in professional forums on subjects related to personal development and management of networks of contacts
4th Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Technological cooperation with Brazil
Date: 6 de Novembro de 2009
IPN Speakers: Take the Wind (incubated company) Inovmapping (incubated company)
Guest Speakers: Antão B. Moura - researcher at the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) and the Paraíba Technological Park
3rd Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Business Angels - funding opportunities for startups
Date: 2 de Outubro de 2009
IPN Speakers: Tapestry Software (recently incubated company) Inside Visions (recently incubated company)
Guest Speakers: Adventure, represented by the CEO - Robert Boogaard
2nd Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: Internationalisation of technology-based companies
Date: 4 de Setembro de 2009
IPN Speakers: Reusable IT (recently incubated company) FeedZai (recently incubated company)
Guest Speakers: Presentation of the "Win Atlantic" project
1st Edition "IPN Friday Snacks"
Theme: The years after incubation, sharing experiences and strategies
Date: 3 de Julho de 2009
IPN Speakers: WSBP (recently incubated company) Seamlink (recently incubated company) LIS - Informatics and Systems Laboratory HIS / NETVITA (LIS spin-off)