ENRICH in the USA Training Event in Porto: How to Internationalise to the US


We are very pleased to invite you to the “ENRICH in the USA Training Event: How to Internationalise to the US”, a half day training event organized by Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), to be held at SPI’s Headquarters - Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, nº 1376, 4150-356 Porto, on May 22nd, 2018.


What’s in it for you?

The US, from a research or business perspective, can be challenging due to its size and complexity. The training event will provide you the needed knowledge and tools to achieve your particular objectives for the US through:

  • Learning about the US market landscape, namely its main players, areas of interest and relevant multipliers;
  • Gaining insights on the US market perspective from experienced experts;
  • Learning about the services that ENRICH in the USA provides, which can assist in your approach to the US market;
  • Receiving content and knowledge developed by ENRICH in the USA that can be useful for identifying opportunities and approaching the US market.


Upon completion of the training, you will receive a Certificate of Participation. Please note the seminar will be held in English.

Please submit your training registration by May 15th HERE.

In case you have any questions please contact Ms. Mariana Marques


Agenda and Timing

09:30 – 09:40Session 1: Welcome & Introduction to the TrainingMark Spinoglio, Manager, SPI USA
09:40 – 10:00Session 2: ENRICH Centres - Brazil, China and USASara Medina, Member of the Board, SPI, Francisco Rocha, Senior Consultant, SPI, Carolina Turcato, Senior Consultant, SPI
10:00 – 10:15Session 3: US Market at a GlanceMark Spinoglio, Manager, SPI USA
10:15 – 10:35Session 4: Main Challenges and Opportunities in the US MarketMark Spinoglio, Manager, SPI USA
10:35 – 10:45Question & Answers
10:45 – 11:10Session 5: US Research Cooperation and Funding OpportunitiesFrancisco Rocha, Senior Consultant, SPI
11:10 – 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 – 11:55Session 6: How to Create Relevant Partnerships in the USFilipa Pinho, Senior Consultant, SPI
11:55 – 12:15Session 7: Support Services Available (ENRICH in the USA)Francisco Rocha, Senior Consultant, SPI
12:15 – 12:50Session 8: Practical ExerciseFilipa Pinho, Senior Consultant, SPI
12:50Evaluation & Closing Remarks