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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 the 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 bridging scientific knowledge in technological products and solutions for the progress of the humanity.

A partida de Vasco da Gama a Índia em 1497, circa 1900 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 the research in the energy storage field. 

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Management Team

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Adelio Mendes

President

Full Professor @ University of Porto

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Søren Bødker

Technical director

Pillar 1 - Redox flow batteries

CEO @ Visblue

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Ismael Miranda

Vice-President

Energy Storage Business Development Manager @ EFACEC

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André Mão de Ferro

Technical director & Steering committee

Pillar 2 - Supercapacitors
Co-CEO @ C2C-NewCap

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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

Steering committee

Full Professor @ Instituto Superior Técnico

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Mário Simões

Steering committe

Senior Specialist Energy Storage & Flexibility
@ EDP

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Marta Boaventura

Steering committee

CTO @ Visblue

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Luis Seca

Steering committee

Member of the Executive Board @ INESC TEC 

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Staff Members

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Rita Figueira

Research Coordinator

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Tiago Antunes

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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Ana Cunha

Project Manager

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Igor Iwakiri

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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João Sousa

R&D Engineer (Pillar 1)

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Jéssica Nardeli

Group Leader (Pillar 2)

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Jorge Pinto

Group Leader (Pillar 3)

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Xavier Mascarenhas

R&D Engineer (Pillar 2)

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Ana Ferreira

R&D Engineer (Pillar 3)

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