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Workshop with MIT and UFRGS researchers about Future of Work 28-10-2019


In the week of 21-25 October IN+ welcomed in Portugal the researchers of the Work of the Future initiative, which stems from a collaboration between researchers from the MIT Industrial Performance Center and Organizational Engineering Group (NEO) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This visit had the objective of holding a workshop focused on the Future of Work theme, where preliminary results coudl be presented and discussed.

In addition to the workshop, visits to OGMA and CeiiA took place, as well as a Roundtable on digital technologies and the organization of work in manufacturing companies, including technological developments and consequent demographic challenges and changes in the skills profiles sought. Roundtable sessions discussed the results of the Future of Work projects as well as the impact of industry 4.0 on employment in Portugal, with sessions presented by Timothy Sturgeon (MIT) and João Jesus (AIR Centre).