NewFrac Conference - FEUP Porto


Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) - University of Porto, Portugal

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Address: Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

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About Porto

Porto is a city in northern Portugal, located along the Douro River, 3 km from the river’s mouth on the Atlantic Ocean and 175 miles (280 km) north of Lisbon. It is the second largest city in Portugal and is world-famous for its port wine.

Porto is also known for its gastronomy. The city has a rich culinary heritage, with many traditional dishes that are unique to the region. Some of the must-try dishes include “francesinha” and “tripas à moda do Porto”. The city is also home to many top-quality restaurants that serve both traditional and modern cuisine.

The old town, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built on the hills overlooking the Douro River. The city is known for its beautiful architecture, including the Clérigos Tower, the Palácio da Bolsa, and the São Bento Railway Station. The city has a rich history and culture, with many museums, galleries, and cultural events throughout the year. The city is also home to many parks and gardens, including the Serralves Park and the Crystal Palace Gardens.

The city is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. In recent years, Porto has won several tourism awards. In 2022, the city was voted the Best City Destination in the World at the World Travel Awards ceremony. The city has also won several other awards, including the Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2020 and the Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2020. These awards are a testament to the city’s beauty, culture, and hospitality.

The climate in Porto is mild, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C in Summer.

The city is also a commercial and industrial centre, with a thriving economy that is driven by a diverse range of industries, including textiles, footwear, furniture, food processing, and electronics. The city is home to many large companies, which are leaders in their respective industries, and it is also home to many small and medium-sized enterprises, which contribute significantly to the local economy.

Porto is home to many research and development centres, which are focused on developing new technologies and products. The city’s universities and research institutions are also major contributors to the local economy, providing a steady stream of highly skilled workers and researchers. In recent years, the city has made significant investments in infrastructure and technology, which has helped to attract new businesses and industries to the area. The city is also home to many business incubators and accelerators, which provide support and resources to startups and entrepreneurs. These initiatives have helped to create a vibrant and dynamic business ecosystem in the city.

May 7th - 10th, 2024




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