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The Center (CTIE) activities are built around three pillars in the area of Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Excellence in research through the program of faculty fellowships, research papers publications and academic conferences. The CTIE promotes the visibility of its members’ research in Portugal and internationally. Leadership in education for undergraduates, graduates and executive education. The Center fosters innovative teaching methods and contents. Dissemination of academic knowledge to the society at large through the institutional communication (trade-related magazines, books, articles, etc...) and events (conferences that brings together scholars and practitioners with students). Ultimately, the CTIE is a link between the academic world (students, scholars…) and the vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem (national and international). The CTIE is supported by the Patrick and Lina Drahi Foundation.


Teleperformance leads the Customer Experience and Contact Center Management industry in Portugal. It has more than 10,000 employees of 95 nationalities, providing services in 35 languages. Our mission is to connect the most respected international brands to its customers through integrated and innovative omnichannel solutions. Teleperformance Portugal had remarkable progress in recent years. In 2018, it was considered the Fastest Growing Company in the country and has received the Young Talent Attraction Award. It has also been named 9 times Best Workplace by the Great Place to Work Institute this last decade. Our 11 multilingual hubs embody the cultural diversity that the company cherishes and promotes as a strategic business factor and as a differentiation factor in the market.


Axians is the VINCI Energies brand dedicated to ICT. Living in a mode that is “always-on”, and communicating within a society that never sleeps, Information and Communication solutions are vital for many human and business activities.
To make the world smarter, Axians embraces the business of its clients, as a mean to contribute to the overall value creation.
This is achieved by providing top-notch, scalable and sustainable solutions, with a human face and touch. Axians. The best of ICT with a human touch.


Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of 39.6 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.6 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.2 billion euros. For more information, go to

Bayer AG

CATÓLICA-LISBON is one of the preeminent business and economics schools in Europe, ranked 26th in the The Financial Times list of Top European Business Schools. Our position has been achieved through a combination of world-class students and faculty, strong curricula, innovative applied-learning projects, unique partnerships with prestigious international business schools and a strong connection with the corporate world.


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