Welcome back to The Insider! This is a special episode, commemorative of the 20 years of our INESC institutes in Coimbra. It is a very relaxed and informal conversation where I explore with Carlos Henggeler what defines INESC Coimbra, its inherent interdisciplinarity and what distinguishes it, its relation with University of Coimbra and other higher educations institutions in the Central region of Portugal (namely the Polytechnic Institutes of Leiria and Coimbra), it light structure and “living organism” management as a strategic decision and a reflection on what makes a researcher go the extra mile, dedicate the extra hours.
We wrap it up with a vision for the future, including the importance of contract research and international cooperation in EU projects. This was a frank, open and fluid conversation and we sincerely hope you enjoy it.
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