2018 Oct – Network Meeting, Porto

The project’s Autumn Meeting took place at Uporto and Efacec.

Lectures:
Dr Ataollah Mokhberdoran of Vestas, ‘DC grid protections’.
Visiting Scientist, Mr Wei Yang of R&D Nester, ‘Multi-terminal DC grids in China and Sino-Europe intercontinental power transmission’.
Visiting Scientist, Dr Ziming Song, Chief Specialist for HVDC at Toshiba International (Europe) Ltd, ‘Grid interconnections using HVDC transmission systems’.

Workshops included:
Miguel Sousa of Inova+ ‘Innovation & Business’.
Catarina Maia of INESCTEC,  ‘The Gap Between Industry and Academia’.
Rui Coutinho of Porto Business School,  ‘Employability Skills in Industry’.
Patent attorney, Luis Ferreira of Patentree,  ‘Transferable Skills for Engineering: From Intellectual Property to Business’.

Videos for the public:
Portugal-based researchers, Emily Maggioli and Motaz Ayiad acted as assistant film directors and editors when the researchers were filmed summarising their projects in 1 x minute each. The videos were then shared on social media to raise awareness about InnoDC and the individual projects.  Click here to watch.

Visits:
Vestas presented its engineering departments and demonstrated its 3-D studio equipment.
Efacec provided a full day of factory tour, workshops and presentations, including its ScateX# (SCADA / ADMS network manager).

Committee Meeting:
The Training, Dissemination & Communication and Supervisory Committee met.  Anubhav Jain was the researchers’ representative, contributing to the discussions, taking minutes and managing to film his 1 minute introductory video during the coffee break. 

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