The next IMFS session will take place on December 9th. Register to participate!


International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

The IMFS is a virtual conference series, held on the first Thursday of each month of the year. The series will start in 2021. Each Virtual Conference will last one day and will be focused on a specific topic which is within the rather broad manufacturing umbrella. The December Session of the IMFS 2021 will be split into two parts. A morning session focused on an EU project SoftAware and in the afternoon we will present and discuss a Multiple Laboratory Trial of Additive Manufacturing. The Chairs of the session is Geoffrey Mitchell (Portugal) and Paula Pascoal-Faria (Portugal). For the first time the December Session of the IMFS 2021 will be online and presential at CDRSP building at Marinha Grande, Portugal. 

All timings are West European Time  (GMT)

International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

December 9th 2021


Time Type Title Speaker
Multiple Trial in Additive Manufacturing – Session Chair Geoffrey Mitchell
10H00 Introduction and Objectives Geoffrey Mitchell, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
10H15 Presentation Universal Printing Artur Mateus, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
10H30 Presentation The Trial Ruben Silva, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
11H00 Presentation Results@CDRSP Andre Costa, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
11H30 Presentation How to join in and the next steps
12H00 Close
Lunch Break
14H30 Creating Talents in Software Engineering – Session Chair Paula Pascoal Faria
14H30  Welcome Welcome from the Chair of the IMFS 2021 Geoffrey Mitchell, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
14H40 Presentation An Overview of the SoftAware Project: Spreading a Word on Growing IT Talents Živilė Paužaitė, Kaunas Science and Technology Park


14H55 Presentation SoftAware Open Online Courses Catarina Reis, Polytechnic of Leiria
15H10 Presentation SoftAware Soft Skills Toolkit Paula Faria, CDRSP Polytechnic of Leiria
15H25 Presentation Importance of soft skills in industry Paulo Martins, InCentea
15H40 Presentation How to improve your Soft Skills? Geoffrey Mitchell, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
15H55 Panel Discussion  
  • The entire one day session will be recorded so as to provide an opportunity for many others to benefit from the programme. If you do not wish your presentation to be recorded please send an email to that effect to