About Us

What we do

The Rede Dinâmica XXI is an association which had its inception in 2005, with the main purpose of promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation, particularly in Portugal. This endeavor focuses on the stimulus for the creation of MSME’s (Micro, Small and Medium enterprises), providing a contribution for the renovation of the economic and social fabric of the portuguese regions.

We are now committed to expanding our scope of activities, mainly focusing on the:

 

Our association is comprised by entities from five different areas of activity:

Previous Activities

Historically, our association was in the forefront of several activities that promoted and incentivized the development of entrepreneurship and innovation. Such activities are:

Regional Poles of Innovation and Competitiveness (PRICs)

These were projects aimed at mobilizing companies, local authorities and other institutions exposed to international competition, for a comprised effort to increase competitiveness, decreasing unemployment and desertification. At the beginning of the year 2009, and in compliance with the financing difficulties found in QREN, these projects began to be developed in the context of 3 projects of international cooperation that have applied for the INTERREG Programme.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Courses

These were training courses specially designed for new entrepreneurs who intend to create, in the short term, an innovative micro-enterprise.

CREARE Centers

These were technical assistance centers for micro-companies and SMEs in a given region, usually launched following a first Entrepreneurship and Innovation Course. Its main objective was to extend the technical support to the emerging companies of these courses, during their first times of activity. In a second phase, CREARE Centers sought to provide technical support to other micro-companies and SMEs in the region as well.

Rede Dinâmica XXI Forums

These were regular meetings between the members of the network and all the entities that collaborated with it in the various ongoing projects, which are intended to discuss the problems of the competitiveness of the Portuguese economy and the innovative initiatives that the network can launch to help solve them.

EGGPEL

Most of the year 2011 was dedicated to the development of the project for the first edition of the General States of Management in the Countries of Latin Expression (EGGPEL). The association naturally assumed a leadership role in this process, since the concept was imagined, developed and proposed to the remaining partners by the late Dr. Júlio Dias, then chairman of the board. The organization of the local and international scientific committee, the leadership of the organizing committee, the negotiation of logistical aspects, the launching of a call for papers and the organization of the peer reviewing process were extremely absorbing tasks that occupied the resources of the association during most of 2011. The results only appeared in March 2012, at the congress held at the Estoril Congress Center, without the presence of Dr. Júlio Dias, and there were more than 300 communications from participants from 16 Latin-speaking countries.


CEIPEL

Most of the year 2011 was dedicated to the development of the project for the first edition of the General States of Management in the Countries of Latin Expression (EGGPEL). The association naturally assumed a leadership role in this process, since the concept was imagined, developed and proposed to the remaining partners by the late Dr. Júlio Dias, then chairman of the board. The organization of the local and international scientific committee, the leadership of the organizing committee, the negotiation of logistical aspects, the launching of a call for papers and the organization of the peer reviewing process were extremely absorbing tasks that occupied the resources of the association during most of 2011. The results only appeared in March 2012, at the congress held at the Estoril Congress Center, without the presence of Dr. Júlio Dias, and there were more than 300 communications from participants from 16 Latin-speaking countries.

Interreg Med Technopolis 2011-2013

Financed by the INTERREG MED program, in which the Rede Dinâmica XXI ensured technical coordination, with the participation of Portuguese partners (Municipality of Faro, ANJE / Algarve, CRIA/U. Algarve), Spanish partners (Technological Park of Andalusia), French partners (Toulon Var Technologies BIC TVT, and CNAM - Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), Italian partners (Sviluppumbria - Regional Society for the Promotion of Economic Development of Umbria and Science, and Technology Park of Sicily) and Greek partners (Computer Technology Institute & Press "Diophantus"). Objectives: the creation of technology interfaces (TISs) belonging to the "technopolis" generation, in all the participating regions; - the completion of a cycle of Action-Training Programs (ATPs) and six Regional Action Plans (RAPs), based on INNOV/COMP and R&AT partnerships among the actors of these regions.


Interreg Meddoc Technopolis 2007-2010

Financed by the INTERREG MED program, with the participation of Portuguese partners (Municipality of Lagos, Municipality of Tavira), Spanish partners (Technological Park of Andalusia) and Italian partners (Sviluppumbria – Società Regionale per la Promozione dello Svillupo Economico dell’Umbria, and PSTS – Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico della Sicilia). Objectives: the launch of a new generation of technopoles - technopolis - in the vast regions of the Western Mediterranean.


Our Associates

Associates / Founders:

General Assembly Board:

  • President: Dr. Carlos Cortes;
  • Board Member: Dr. Cardoso de Matos;
  • Board Member: Dr. Joaquim Motta Veiga.

Supervisory board:

  • President: Dr. António Augusto Costa;
  • Vice-President: Dr.ª Fátima Simão;
  • Member: Dr.ª Sónia Gomes da Silva.

Management:

  • President: Prof. Doutor Fernando C. Gaspar;​
  • Member: Dr. Mário F. Neves;
  • Member: Prof. Doutor Luis Fé de Pinho