Digital art and healthy food systems in focus at the launch of the Algarve Tech Hub Summit

Official opening of the event is scheduled for 12:00

The role of technology in digital culture and art, but also sustainable food systems, will be in focus on the first day of Algarve Tech Hub Summit, which starts tomorrow, Monday, the 28th, at the University of Algarve's Penha Campus, and runs until the 3rd of April, in Faro and Loulé.

For tomorrow morning, at 9:30 am, a session is scheduled to be promoted by AMAL – Comunidade Intermunicipal, where the project “Sustainable Food Systems” will be presented.

This is followed by a session dedicated to “Implementing Healthy Food Systems: Examples of good practices” and a roundtable on the theme “The Impact of the Institutional Food Market on Health, Education and the Economy”.

At noon, the official opening ceremony will take place, attended by Paulo Águas, rector of the University of the Algarve, Miguel Fernandes, president of the Algarve Evolution Association, Francisco Serra, president of the Algarve STP Association – Systems and Technology Partnership, José Apoliário, chairman of the Algarve Regional Development and Coordination Commission, and Joana Mendonça, president of the National Innovation Agency, who will address “The importance of a collaborative strategy for the development of the Algarve Tech Hub ecosystem”.

The Algarve Tech Hub Summit program will also be presented, by Marta Aragão and Jorge Cabaço, from Algarve Evolution and coordinated by ATHS.

From 14:00 pm, the debate will revolve around Digital Art, in a session with the signature of the Zer0 Museum, in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo (Tavira), which will have the Brazilian artist Emanuel Pimenta as the main speaker and includes an art show of the artists participating in the Magalhães cross-border project.

The Algarve Tech Hub Summit, an event that «intends to promote innovation, technology and the business fabric of the south of the country», takes place in person and online and is open to the public. Interested parties must apply on the initiative's website.