2018 Oct – Network Meeting, Porto

The project’s Autumn Meeting took place at Uporto .

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”.

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).

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