We are thrilled to announce the second INNOCULT activity of the Blended Residency Programme.

Book on your agenda from the 12th – 14th July and join us on the Community Fertilization Week.

We prepared three days full of interesting webinars and workshops dedicated to the 3 main topics of the event: Community Building, Strategic Thinking, and Sustainability.

You will have the opportunity to learn and boost your knowledge on EU funding programs and Grants, how to build strong partnerships, get tips for administrative tasks and budget drafting to build a proposal.

An invitation to the event will be sent to your e-mail.  Check the flyer of the event  👉 here.


Chiara Frencia

Head of the Brussels Office @INOVA+

Chiara Frenca holds a Master of Arts in Cooperation, development and international trade market by the Università degli Studi di Torino in Turin, Italy.

With more than 10 years of experience in coordinating and managing European and International projects, Chiara FRENCIA has extensive experience in scientific and technical management of European projects, such as CIVITAS Initiative (support action for the EC initiative for supporting better urban mobility in Europe and beyond), PRO INNO Europe (aimed at contributing to the development of new and better innovation policies in Europe). Chiara is also experienced in research and data collection activities, as she coordinated a number of studies, including the recently published Study on Business Angels Funding (BAF).

📅 Tuesday, 13th June 2021

⏰ 14:30 CEST

📢 Building Strong and Sustainable Partnerships

This session will focus on how to select organizations with shared interests, vision, goals, and objectives to build a strong consortium. Following the lecture, there will be a workshop.

João Fonseca

Head of the Lisbon Office @INOVA+

João holds a Bachelor degree in Biology, a Post-Graduation in Project Management and an Executive Master in Management with a specialisation in Strategic Marketing from the Católica Lisbon of Business & Economics.

His expertise is the management of local and regional administration, preparation and management of applications and national and European projects (Portugal 2020, Horizonte 2020, COSME).
João is the Head of Office (Lisbon delegation) at INOVA+ and responsible for the scientific segment /institutional, for the relationship and consultancy to Scientific Research and Innovation Entities, with experience in the management of various Scientific and Technological clients, connection to SMEs and Large Companies.

📅 Monday, 12th June 2021

⏰ 15:00 CEST

📢 Eu Funding: Programmes and Grants

This session was designed to present EU priorities and Funding Opportunities (programmes and grants), giving special attention to Creative Europe (CREA) call that was recently launched. Participants will also learn how to navigate the Funding & Tenders Portal. Following the lecture, there will be a workshop.

Vera Alves

Financial Officer @INOVA+

Vera Alves holds a master’s degree in International Management and a degree in Economics from University of Porto (FEP) in Portugal.

In 2015, she started working at INOVA+ as financial consultant and financial project manager, working with public funding/grants. Currently, she is the financial officer of the International Cooperation Unit of the company and she is managing and monitoring the Budget execution of the Unit, in collaboration with the management control area. Additionally, Vera is linked to the Financial Reporting of co-financed projects, counting with experience in programmes such as Erasmus+, Eurostars, 7th Framework Programme, H2020, INTERREG and PT 2020, Tenders and Horizon Europe, also including the financial processes related with support to third parties and support to associations.

📅 Tuesday, 13th June 2021

⏰ 16:00 CEST

📢 Tips for Administrative Aspects and Budget Drafting

In this session, participants will learn some Administrative and Budget tips when writing a proposal. After the lecture, a workshop will take place. Participants will have the opportunity to put into practise the content that was shared in the previous sessions of this day.

Vítor Vieira

Head of the Heidelberg Office @INOVA+

Vitor Vieira is Doctorate in Medical Robotics through the University of Heidelberg (2010) and Electrotechnical Engineer (2004) by the University of Porto.

He is experienced in image processing, technical and software development in particular in user interfaces and robotics. After the PhD he accumulated almost 6 years of experience as Software Development Manager with the medical device manufacturer Precisis AG, before co-founding his own company Inova DE in 2014, that later merged with Inova+.
In 2017 he won the award of entrepreneur of the year in “Services and Knowledge” category by the Fundation AEP and the high commissary for Portuguese immigrants (Prémio Elevar o seu Negócio 4.0) and is also a mentor at EIT Health and Alliance+.

📅 Wednesday, 14th June 2021

⏰ 10:00 CEST

📢 Drafting a Proposal

This session will focus on the exercise of writing a proposal using all knowledge, advice, and tips shared during this 3-day event’s sessions. Following the lecture, there will be a workshop.

Organization Team

Blanca Perez Ferrer

Project Coordinator @FZC

Carolinne Silva

Project & Events Manager @INOVA+

Fatime Zekjiri

Executive Project Manager @MEET

Rodrigo Vokmann

OProject Manager @INOVA+

Rosanna Di Nuzzo

Project Designer @MEET

Sara Brandão

Area Manager @INOVA+

Susana Pallarés

Cultural Project Manager @FZC

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