About SingularityU Portugal

Who We Are

SingularityU Portugal is part of the global learning and innovation community Singularity Group, founded in 2008 in the USA, on the premise that the world’s greatest problems are the world’s greatest opportunities.

Singularity deeply believes that the world has all the necessary ingredients to tackle our biggest challenges and create abundance for all. We have the visionaries, the teachers, the technologies, the makers, and the capital.

Singularity’s mission is to help leaders adapt to a world of accelerating change and empower them to leverage tech to improve the lives of one billion people over the next five years.

SingularityU Portugal aims to become the main catalyst of a uniquely futuristic and exponential mindset in Portugal, by inspiring and driving people and businesses to embrace technology as a mean to solve humanity’s grand challenges.

Nova School of Business & Economics is the responsible partner for SingularityU Portugal, offering individuals and organizations the opportunity to connect, learn and experience innovative solutions that will change the future!

Nova SBE

What we do

SingularityU Portugal designs customized programs to help individuals and organizations adopt an exponential mindset and unlock new sources of innovation that will transform their organisations, their industries and the world.

We are committed to building a community of leaders, thinkers and doers, in Portugal, willing to work for a brighter future for everyone.

Why we do it

“Creating abundance is not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it’s about creating a life of possibility.” – Peter Diamandis, co-founder of the Singularity University

That being said, we want to expose more and more people to the right mindset, ideas, content and network that has the power to impact the way we live and work, while at the same time we broadcast back to the world, leading edge Portuguese research and innovation breakthroughs.

Daniel Traça

Board member

Pedro Pereira Gonçalves

Board member

Diogo de Lucena

Board member

Pedro Brito

Board advisor

Diogo Lobo de Carvalho

Business Manager

Pedro Beirão

Events & Communication Assistant

Susana Gonzalez

Communication Manager

Steven Braekeveldt

Advisory Board

Inês Santos

Advisory Board

Ricardo Pires

Advisory Board

About Singularity University

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF.

SingularityU Portugal is bringing all SU’s expertise and experience to Portugal to build a community of leaders in Europe that will help shape Humanity’s future.

Exponential Technologies

Exponential technologies are those which are rapidly accelerating and shaping major industries and all aspects of our lives. Exponential technologies include artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR, VR), data science, digital biology and biotech, medicine, nanotech and digital fabrication, networks and computing systems, robotics, and autonomous vehicles. We believe that the solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges lie at the intersection of these exponential technologies. That is, when two or more of these technologies are used in combination to attack a persistent challenge, the possibility of developing a sustainable solution becomes much more likely.

Exponential Mindset

An exponential mindset refers to our point of view at SU that there’s no problem that we cannot solve when we apply exponential technologies and innovative ways of thinking. We also sometimes refer to this as an “abundance mindset.” We have a hopeful outlook on the world and our future, and so we focus our energies on empowering others to create the abundant future we envision.

Thinking linearly can prove costly to businesses, governments, and individuals alike. Exponential thinking reduces some of this disruptive stress and reveals new opportunities. If we can better plan for the accelerating pace, we can ease the transition from one paradigm to the next, and greet the future in stride.