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European Project Space

The European Project Space (EPS) provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners involved in ongoing or past European research projects to present the objectives and outcomes of these projects as well as future plans regarding continuation opportunities. The presentation of demos, posters and panels at the same venue and simultaneously with several related conferences allow a large audience among conference participants to get a better insight into the research projects that participate in this initiative. Additionally, representatives of the European Commission will address the audience and present new research projects financing opportunities related to Horizon 2020.

The EPS that will be held in Porto is related to Optics, Photonics and Lasers, involving a related conference namely PHOTOPTICS, to provide insights into cutting edge research work and R&D projects, originating from Academia or Industry, either in Europe or elsewhere. This initiative intends to create opportunities for knowledge and technology sharing, and establish the basis for future collaboration networks involving current project partners and interested conference delegates.

The European Project Space allows several forms of participation:

  • Lease of an exhibition area (2x2m with a table, chair, electrical power plugs and internet connection for distributing information or for demonstration purposes)
  • Poster Display A0 (84 cm X 118 cm) portrait format
  • Demonstration of project results either orally (20 minute presentation) or with the lease of an exhibition area
  • Panel/Round Table
  • Organization of a special session, workshop, a panel/round-table or a tutorial, focused on the project topics of research to be held in conjunction with the main conference
Interested parties are welcome to participate with one or more forms. Each can choose the combination of participation forms that consider better suited for maximizing the impact of their presence.

How to Apply to the European Project Space

To apply for participation at the European Project Space all projects must fill the Expression of Interest form out.


Filipa Soares Borrego, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Brief Bio

Filipa Soares Borrego is the Coordinator of the Research and Innovation Accelerator (RIA), a unit of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA). RIA is a facilitator of research and innovation activities of FCT NOVA, at the moment with 3 collaborators.

Recently, Filipa was awarded a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grant to spend 3 months in the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas, Austin, USA. During this time, she worked on methodologies to develop, license and/or commercialize early-stage technologies coming out of European projects.

Filipa graduated in 1999 and received her MSc degree in 2002, both in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. In 2002, she was a trainee at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands until 2004, when she started her PhD in Computer Architecture at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. In 2008 after her PhD defence, she took a position as a researcher at the Ultra Low Power DSP group at Holst Centre / IMEC, the Netherlands, where she stayed until 2010. In 2010, she returned to Portugal where she started her career as Research Manager at FCT/UNL. Between March 2013 and October 2014, she was nominated National Expert for the Committee of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) theme of the European Framework Programme Horizon 2020 as well as National Contact Point for the ICT, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL) Joint Undertaking.

Important Dates

European Project Space Proposals: January 9, 2017 (expired)
European Project Space Notification:
January 13, 2017 (expired)
European Project Space Registration:
January 23, 2017 (expired)


Speakers and participants will be asked to register to the conference (after the proposal acceptance). Please check the European Project Space fees at the conference registration fees


All projects presented at the venue will be invited, after the event, to write a book chapter related to the project presentations to be included in a book to be published by SCITEPRESS. This book aims at being an opportunity to disseminate information about the projects presented at the European Project Space.