Developing knowledge through VCW



The VCW Center@Nova is currently hosting students.

The VCW Center @Nova at Nova School of Business and Economics enables students (undegraduates and graduates) from different fields to have a unique experience at Nova SBE Ecosystem.                                          .

How does the VCW Internship program work?

  • The VCW Center @Nova hosts students and match each student and project.
  • The VCW Center @Nova, since it is a transversal knowledge center in the field of Innovation and Value Creation, it has the capability to host students from all different areas ranging from aerospace to zoology.
  • Activities within the VCW Center @Nova and projects are designed to align the skills and interests of the student with the needs of the VCW Center @Nova. In some of these projects students will work closely with our partners in the Nova SBE campus.
  • Internships occur throughout the year (1-6 months) and typically last 3 months during the summer.
  • Upon return, students submit reports and serve as Ambassadors for the VCW Center @Nova.
  • VCW Center @Nova provides office space but does not provide a stipend to cover internship costs.
  • The student and/or educational institution should cover student’s insurance.
  • Many students continue collaboration with VCW Center @Nova after completing the internship.

If you are a student or an educational institution, please contact Professor Luis Filipe Lages ( who will link you to Nova SBE HRM department.

VCW talks

Lectures & Workshops


Seminaires & Conferences


Why? What? How?
The VCW’s GloCal Vision platform finds positive solutions to solve global and local problems in society. This platform was initiated in 2012.
The VCW’s DIANA is a meta theoretical framework, which incorporates inputs from over 20 years of research. In addition, DIANA allows the easy integration of other theories, innovation practices, functional frameworks and specialized tools.
The Vice-Chancellor of Nova University of Lisbon about the VCW
Minister of Economy at VCW Conference
Case Study- PhD Research
Case Study- Reinventing a Professional Career
Case Study- FitMoveIt Technological Platform
Case Study- VCW addresses today’s challenges of the Media sector
Theoretical and managerial implications of a VCW project
Case Study- VCW finds new market opportunities in the Surfing sector
Case Study- VCW applied to the challenges of a small start-up

Scientific articles

Journal of Engineering and Technology Management

The Lag-User Method: Using laggards as a source of innovative ideas