2018 Oct – Network Meeting, Porto

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

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.

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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