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CLS signs MoU for cooperation with the FCT NOVA (School of Science and Technology)

25 February 2020

On Friday, February 21st, the President of CLS Board of Directors, Jennifer Ekström, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dean of FCT Nova, Professor Virgilio Cruz Machado on the premises of FCT NOVA University in Caparica. The MoU is a declaration of cooperation between NOVA and the CLS in order to foster greater connectivity between academia and the Swedish-Portuguese business community. 

As a step to strengthen CLS relationships, facilitate networking as well as bring new experience to the CLS community, CLS has been working on a framework for cooperation between FCT NOVA and CLS. As our discussions reached a consensus, CLS President together with Secretary-General, Niklas Knutsson and Communication Management Trainee, Sanne Persson visited NOVA FCT facilities in Caparica last Friday, welcomed by the Dean, Vice-Dean and Professors for the cooperation. 

Before signing, CLS was invited to assist the "NOVA TECH SHIP - Entrepreneurship" event and get a good understanding of the work FCT NOVA is doing to create both innovators and entrepreneurs within their programs.

 


The main objective of this MoU is collaborating to develop a platform to facilitate cooperation between industry, business, and university.
CLS and FCT NOVA hope to bring new experiences for future entrepreneurs & leaders.


The MoU includes, amongst others, CLS and FCT NOVA following areas of cooperation:

  • Organizing Matchmaking Industry Days between CLS members and FCT NOVA students
  • Supporting industrial projects, Master and Ph.D. Thesis, and Internship programs through CLS members.
  • Promoting Student Recruitment days to CLS members
  • Support of the WoSTEM Program (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to promote more females in STEM subjects
  • Support of the Triangle collaborative Networks with the presence of NOVA, CLS and Swedish Universities who are in contact with NOVA
  • Support and aid in promoting the creation of the FCT Innovation Hub

From CLS, we believe that this cooperation between CLS and FCT NOVA will bring exciting opportunities to our members and help to strengthen future Swedish-Portuguese economic relations.

A cooperation between

Câmara de Comércio Luso-Sueca
NOVA Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
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