On Thursday 29th April, Professor Elvira Fortunato was the guest on the programme “5 para a Meia Noite” or “5 For Midnight”, a show on Portuguese television where guests are received in an informal environment and humorously comment on the most important news of the week.
Elvira Fortunato shared her opinion on the subject of pandemic versus corruption with News Magazine, where she talks about the creation of more scientific and technological wealth. Fortunato states “We will already have tomorrow a great challenge associated with the funds of the Recovery and Resilience Programme, which represents, in itself, a window of opportunity to do completely different”.
For an interview with Ingenium Magazine, Elvira Fortunatoshared her opinions regarding the reindustrialisation process of the country, touching upon her article “The Success of Transparent Electronics”. She explains how transparent electronics has gained special attention during the last decade, with potential to replace silicon in multiple applications of electronics. Today it is one of the key technologies for a wide range of applications, and is one of the most promising technologies for new products in electronics for communication and interface systems, with high added value, away from traditional silicon technology.
A copy of the full magazine in which the interview is published can be found here.
Despite a restricted ceremony due to Covid-19, Elvira Fortunato was awarded with the Pessoa Prize, recognized as the most important award in the area of Portuguese culture, by the President of the Republic. The award was then dedicated to “science and scientists, particularly those who share the same concerns and aspire to always do more and better”.
The full article and award speech can be accessed here.
CARAS Magazine interviewed Professor Elvira Fortunato in a special on sustainability. As one of the most recognised scientists in the world, Elvira Fortunato explains the importance of Science for Sustainability, stating “Awareness about sustainability has to be daily. Science is very important for us to come up with alternative and sustainable solutions.”
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