R&D Nester was present at the 1st edition of the Portugal-China Economic Forum, an event organized by the AIP Foundation and the Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. This Forum, held in Lisbon, on November 15th and 16th, at FIL, Parque das Nações, aims to strengthen the interaction between companies and institutions in both countries.

The Center for Energy Research and Development was also represented at one of the Forum's business conferences, a roundtable discussion on "Industry and Energy" which analyzed the energy sector as the receiver of the largest volume of bilateral direct investment (acquisition of Portuguese State holdings by SOE's of China) and its strong potential for capitalization in the Portuguese community space. Nuno Souza e Silva, Director General of R&D Nester, joined the roundtable, where he shared the experience of the Center for Energy Research and Development in Portugal-China collaboration and the interrelationship dynamics of these two cultures, as well as the challenges they pose as well the opportunities and advantages resulting from the merger of both visions and know-how. The conference was also attended by EDP Innovation, The Navigator Company and Filkemp, under moderation of Nelson Lage from ADENE.

Nuno Souza e Silva, ranked the participation of R&D Nester in this event as "an excellent opportunity to make known to the remaining areas of business activity, where Chinese culture is present, the activity and developed work of R&D Nester as well as provided the opportunity to promote the innovative work that R&D Nester has been developing in different areas of research that highlights the Renewable Integration and Substation of the Future projects, as well as the services that R&D Nester can provide such as laboratory testing , renewable production forecasting tools and storage management, among others".

R&D Nester, created by REN and the State Grid Corporation of China, was represented with a stand at the Fair of Products, Trade and Investment which will take place in the two days of the Forum. The Ambassador of the Republic of China in Lisbon, Mr. Cai Run and the President of the Portuguese Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade (AICEP), Miguel Frasquilho, were two of the several personalities and entities that visited the stand.

On the last day of the Forum took place the III Gala Portugal-China, an initiative that annually awards the Portuguese-Chinese Business Merit, which was attended by João Conceição, Board Member of REN and Nuno Souza e Silva, Director General of R&D Nester, as well as some of the Project Leaders of the Centre for Research and Development in Energy.

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