Bernardo Ivo Cruz, told Lusa that the Forum will take place in the first half of 2023 in the UK, resuming an event that was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Five years ago, the Forum took place in London and was attended by the Prime Minister, António Costa, who at the time was also received by his then British counterpart, Theresa May, at the official residence, in Downing Street.

This second edition, said Ivo Cruz, "will be dedicated to innovation and innovation initiatives” and will be a “high-level meeting” with the representation of governments, companies, universities and associations.

The objective is "to think together how we can work more and deepen the relationship between Portugal and the United Kingdom in companies, universities, civil society organizations and governments to reinforce this leadership role that Portugal and the United Kingdom these areas are more about innovation and more about technology and sustainability,” he told Lusa.