E.Tec – State, Enterprise and Technology
E-Tec conducts multidisciplinary research on the interplay between State, enterprise and technology, aiming to develop scholarship and policy inputs that may contribute to the creation of an economic and social value which is more effective, sustainable and fair.
The policy relevance of the research is heightened by the group’s interaction with the surrounding economic and social fabric in Portugal, in an enhanced university-industry-society interface. Building on the IRs expertise and research projects already funded or pending funding by the FCT, the research will be mainly organised along four research strands:
- Industry 4.0 – focusing on technological innovation (with the digital transformation of both society and industry) as an opportunity to revitalize the economy but also as a source of legal challenges (e.g. liability, intellectual property rights, new business models) [Collaborative Laboratory DTx – Experiencing the future, funded by the FCT];
- Artificial intelligence and robotics – premised on the changes in the way society organises itself, brought about by the introduction of robots into everyday life, and designed to revisit traditional institutes of civil and criminal liability, as well as to map the implications for organised society (public administration, business organizations and, in particular, labour relations) [Project ROSOTRA, submitted under the 2020 programme];
- Health Law – focusing in particular on the corporate and contractual aspects of this field of law, to cover e.g. hospital management services, liability for medical acts, public health concerns and patent legislation, in close cooperation with the health and bioethics research strand of the human rights group;
- Governance – focusing on the challenges to good governance, for both public entities and corporations, in particular, the challenges that arise from our current technological society.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who hold a PhD
Maria Miguel Carvalho (Principal Investigator), Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves, Diogo Mário Castro Sampaio Azevedo, Fernando de Gravato Morais, Francisco Pacheco de Andrade, Gonçalo Nicolau Cerqueira Sopas de Melo Bandeira, Heinrich Hörster, Irene da Silva Ferreira Gomes, Irene Portela, Isabel Maria Machado Correia Brioso Dias, Letícia Marques Costa, Luís Manuel Couto Gonçalves, Maria João Machado, Maria João Sarmento Pestana de Vasconcelos, Paula Alexandra Correia Veloso da Veiga Benesch, Rossana Martingo da Costa Serra Cruz, Sónia Moreira da Silva and Teresa Alexandra Coelho Moreira.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who do not hold a PhD
Alexandra Cristina Barbosa da Cruz, Ana Isa Dias Meireles, César Pires, Diana Sofia Araújo Coutinho, João Diogo Ferreira, Man Teng Iong, Marciele Berger Bernardes, Marcilio Barenco Corrêa de Mello, Maria da Conceição Soares Fatela, Marizângela Melo, Martinho Kahala, Raphaela Sant’Ana Batista Toledo and Tiago João Lopes Gonçalves de Azevedo.
Collaborator Researchers of the R&D Unit
I International Conference on Law and Bioethics | November 23rd 2018
Round Table – Regime Jurídico do Maior Acompanhado – Perspetiva Luso-Brasileira | October 17th 2018.
CONDIT III 2018 | May 24-25, 2018
IV Conference on Public Employment Law | May 11th 2018
Open Lecture – Alternative Institutes to the Testament | May 4th 2018
III Iberian Meeting of Labour Law | April 19-20, 2018