As part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the creation of engineering courses at the University of Coimbra (UC), the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEM) of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) held, on the 30th of September, a meeting to mark the date. With the motto “RoadMAP50 – Memory, Present and Perspectives”, the initiative aimed to “visit the memory of the evolution of the DEM and analyze its current situation to envision its future development”.

CEMMPRE participated in this initiative, with a brief presentation highlighting its integration into the Advanced Production and Intelligent Systems (ARISE) Associated Laboratory (AL), as well as its Research, Development, and Innovation activity, with particular emphasis on ongoing projects. At the end, Professor Marta Oliveira, made an appeal to all former members of CEMMPRE (or of CEMUC and ICEMS – centres that gave rise to CEMMPRE) to integrate a network that intends to promote future collaborations.