“O objetivo é criar em Portugal um centro de excelência na área do armazenamento de energia” - Professor Adélio Mendes

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Who was Vasco da Gama?

Vasco da Gama (1469-1524) was a brilliant sailor and Captain, probably the most relevant sailor during the endeavour of the discoveries. He was the first European to bridge Europe directly to Asia (India, 1498), which is widely considered one of the most important milestones for the beginning of a new era of global communication and trade. VG CoLAB got inspired by Vasco da Gama as it aims to bridge scientific knowledge in technological products and solutions for the progress of the humanity.

 Vasco da Gama departure to India in 1497, by Roque Gameiro

About the astrolabe

Abraão Zacuto, a rabbi who had been expelled from Spain in 1492 by the Catholic Kings, was one of the wisemen in the court of the Portuguese King D. João II. He developed a more accurate astrolabe model than the old ones and was one of the drivers of Vasco da Gama's trip to India. 

VG CoLAB logo sketches this ancient astrolabe, as an inspiring symbol for driving research in the energy storage field. 

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Management Team

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Adélio Mendes

President

Full Professor @ University of Porto

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Pedro Salomé

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Cipriano Lomba

Vice-President

Technology Management Director @ EFACEC

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Nuno Costa

Technical director

Pillar 3 - Power electronics

Smart Power R&D Manager @ EFACEC

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General Assembly and Steering Committee

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André Botelho

General Assembly Secretary

Head Energy Storage & Flexibility @ EDP

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M. Fátima Montemor

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Full Professor @ Instituto Superior Técnico

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Luis Seca

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Member of the Executive Board @ INESC TEC 

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Adriano Carvalho

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Full Professor @ University of Porto

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Mário Simões

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Senior Specialist Energy Storage & Flexibility
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Marta Boaventura

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CTO @ Visblue

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Muriel Iten

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Head Of Research And Development Unit - Low Carbon & Resource Efficiency@ ISQ

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Staff Members

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Rita Figueira

Research Coordinator

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Lénia Calado

Group Leader (Pillar 1)

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João Paulo Sousa

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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Helena Almeida

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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Alan Lima

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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Temple Douglas

Group Leader (Pillar 2)

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Marco Xavier

R&D Engineer (Pillar 2)

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José Fonseca

R&D Engineer (Pillar 2)

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Jorge Pinto

Group Leader (Pillar 3)

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João Leite

R&D Engineer (Pillar 3)

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Nuno Guerreiro

R&D Engineer (Pillar 3)

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Filipe Romero

R&D Engineer (Pillar 3)

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Ana Miguel Cunha

Project Manager

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Guilherme Perestrelo

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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Ângela Lacerda

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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Carlos Contente

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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Xavier Mascarenhas

R&D Engineer (Pillar 2)

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Diana Julião

R&D Engineer (Pillar 2)

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Vítor Lopes

R&D Engineer (Pillar 3)

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Ana Ferreira

R&D Engineer (Pillar 3)

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Henrique Fragoso

R&D Engineer (Pillar 3)

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