The 2022 INESC Lisboa Christmas Celebration took place on 14 December at Instituto Superior Técnico’s Grand Auditorium.

Featuring talks by Professor Arlindo Oliveira, President of INESC, and Professor Leonel Sousa, President of INESC Lisboa, as well as an intervention by Emeritus Professor José Tribolet (founder and ex-President of INESC), this event mapped the road ahead in the promising future of the three Lisbon-based INESC institutions — INESC-ID, INESC MN and INOV — brought together under the banner of INESC Lisboa.

INESC Lisboa is a joint initiative launched in 2020 with the mission of facilitating synergies among the three Lisbon-based INESC institutes to promote their Research, Development, and Innovation (R&D+i) remits. A unique research consortium in Portugal, INESC Lisboa brings together two Associated Laboratories and two Interface Centres in taking knowledge up to the market and society.

This yearly celebration also hosted the INESC-ID Awards, created in 2009 and bestowed once a year — by a jury composed by the members of the Advisory Board, an independent committee made of world class experts — to the institute’s best researchers. This year’s awardees were Rui Miguel Carrasqueiro Henriques (in the Researcher category), Rodrigo Fraga Barcelos Paulus Bruno (in the Young Researcher category) and André Miguel Paralta Patrício (in the PhD student category). For a full list of nominees for this year’s categories, as well as details on previous year’s awards, please have a look at our Awards webpage.

Happy holidays from the INESC Lisboa community!