The Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI) held elections for a new leadership team. The Institute elected Nuno Jardim Nunes, Hugo Nicolau, Élvio Gouveia, and Pedro Campos as President and three Vice-Presidents, respectively. They will run their mandates for two years. This leadership team will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Institute.
The Board announced the election results during the annual plenary meeting of 2023 held this week. Additionally, the group welcomed the recent staff hires and discussed the Institute’s budget and financial strategy for the upcoming years. The Institute is committed to maintaining a solid financial position. This way, we can continue to support the work of its researchers and attract new talent to its ranks.
Upcoming research projects
Several researchers have also presented new projects that recently began or that are starting in 2023. Nuno Nunes briefly presented the Bauhaus of the Sea Sails. The project aims to demonstrate and archive solutions for climate neutrality, focusing on coastal cities as an interface to healthy seas, oceans and water bodies. Hugo Nicolau introduced DCitizens, a project that aims to foster Digital Civics research and innovation in Lisbon. Valentina Nisi, Diogo Cabral, Nuno Correia, and Pedro Campos will coordinate or run the upcoming projects Logaculture, SYNTECS, MODINA, and eGames Lab, respectively. These projects are diverse and have different objectives, but they all share a common goal: to use interactive technologies to improve people’s lives.
President Nuno Nunes highlights that the Interactive Technologies Institute is going through an excellent phase with numerous projects. Moreover, ITI researchers coordinate some of these projects. They are the result of our members’ dedication and innovative scientific research. The Institute is proud of its research. Furthermore, ITI is committed to supporting researchers as they continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with interactive technologies.