With Pedro Marques Quinteiro

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Pioneering Pathways in Aerospace Human Factors

Gain specialist skills sought in fields such as aerospace psychology, human factors research and space agency programs.

Seize a world of cutting-edge career opportunities in the psychology of space exploration.

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Course Syllabus

New lessons will be added periodically

Overview of the Space Psychology course.

Space Psychology definition, scope, and importance.

Historical perspective on the evolution of Space Psychology.

Fundamental theories of psychology.

Spatial Psychology in the space industry.

Isolated, confined, and extreme environments.

Missions in low orbit and space environments.

Missions in space analog terrestrial environments.

Human Performance during space missions.

Psychological characteristics that work (and those which don’t).

Memory and cognition in orbit.

Mood and coping mechanisms during short and long duration space missions.

Mental health challenges and countermeasures in human space flight.

Resilience and adaptation during space missions.

Space crews’ composition.

Challenges of living and working in close quarters: Conflict resolution, communication, and group dynamics.

Strategies for fostering positive relationships and maintaining crew cohesion.

The leadership of space crews.

Team risks and their countermeasures.

Recruiting and selecting for space missions.

Training to become a high performance (space) team.

Biophilic space habitats.

Crew Monitoring and Support Systems during space missions.

The future of human space missions and exploration.

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With Pedro Marques Quinteiro


Inspiration and knowledge

Rated 5 out of 5
November 22, 2022

Great to have so much information in a few sessions. Clear and really worth it.


Focused and Denses

Rated 5 out of 5
September 30, 2022

S SOMEONE WHO STUDIED management, this is a great recap of the key elements of Innovation Disruption.


clear and instructive introduction to disruptive innovation

Rated 5 out of 5
September 12, 2022

It is a very clear and instructive introduction to disruptive innovation, which goes to the heart of the matter and makes you want to know more and most importantly to be in action.

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About the instructor

Associate Professor at the School of Economic Sciences and Organizations

Pedro Marques Quinteiro

Pedro Marques-Quinteiro holds a master’s in human resources, work, and organizational psychology from the University of Lisbon, and a PhD in human resources management and development from ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Economic Sciences and Organizations (ECEO, Universidade Lusófona). During the last decade, Pedro has worked with business companies, fire departments, polar programs, and expeditioners to enable human performance under extreme circumstances. Pedro’s research focus in the field of leadership and teamwork in extreme environments and small groups as complex adaptive systems. He is currently involved research projects supported by the Portuguese Polar Program, the Portuguese Space Agency, and the European Space Agency. In this context, he has already led two scientific expeditions to King George Island (Antarctica) and was the Medical & Safety Officer of CAMões’s Crew 0, the first Portuguese space analogue mission in history. 

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30 Lessons | On Demand


If you are serious about innovation,
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If you are serious about innovation, don’t miss this opportunity


Does the course require live participation?

No, the course is entirely on-demand and consists of video-recorded lessons that can be accessed from any device and at any time from the students’ personal dashboard. However, online meetings are organized throughout the year (for members only) for Q&A sessions with speakers and experts in the field.

Who is the instructor?

Pedro, an Associate Professor at the School of Economic Sciences and Organizations (ECEO, Universidade Lusófona), has spent the past ten years collaborating with various entities such as businesses, fire departments, polar programs, and expedition teams. His primary focus revolves around enhancing human performance in challengig environments. Pedro’s research centers on leadership, teamwork dynamics, and the intricacies of small groups functioning as complex adaptive systems. Presently, he is actively engaged in research initiatives supported by the Portuguese Polar Program, the Portuguese Space Agency, and the European Space Agency. Notably, Pedro has overseen two scientific expeditions to King George Island in Antarctica and served as the Medical & Safety Officer for CAMões’s Crew 0, marking Portugal’s inaugural space analogue mission.

Why should I take this course?

This course not only equips individuals with specialized skills sought after in aerospace psychology, human factors research, and space agency programs but also opens doors to a spectrum of cutting-edge career pathways. Understanding the psychological factors of space exploration is pivotal for future job opportunities, facilitating roles in astronaut selection, training, and support to ensure optimal mental well-being during extended missions. Beyond space endeavors, these acquired insights will be highly valuable in healthcare, team management, and crisis response fields on Earth, positioning individuals at the forefront of impactful and rewarding career trajectories in an evolving job landscape.

Does access to the courses have an expiry day?

No, the course has lifetime access.

Does the School issue certifications?

Of course, once you have finished the course, you can download the School of Disruption certification, recognized by Titan | Disruptive Innovation Center. The certificate can be attached to your CV or registered on LinkedIn.

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Space Psychology

With Pedro Marques Quinteiro

Gain specialist skills sought in fields such as aerospace psychology, human factors research and space agency programs.

Seize a world of cutting-edge career opportunities in the psychology of space exploration.

Quantum Computing Basics

With Francesco Sisini

Learn the technical and business implications of the new frontier of computing and how you can apply them to enhance your professional future.

The dawn of quantum supremacy

A bit of history

Quantum mechanics Vs Traditional physics

Super computer Vs Quantum computer

Examples of quantum computers

Which types of applications may benefit from quantum computing?

From bits to qubits

The superposition principle

Understanding the Qbit – The Bloch Sfere

Understanding the entanglement

The entanglement in a nutshell

What is a quantum gate?

The not as a quantum gate

Pauli Matrix

The H gate

The CNOT gate

Quantum Gates in a nutshell

Photonic quantum computer

Ion trap quantum computer

Artificial Atom Quantum Computer

Non-cloning theorem

Dense coding


The Deutsh problem

Create and test your first quantum code

The brain as quantum computer

Quantum machine learning and quantum AI

Quantum supremacy

Prospects for quantum computing

First steps in the market

Impact on industries

Metaverse Real Estate

With Danielle GarofaloUmberto Ceccarelli,  Roberto Garavaglia, Patrick Gudev, Francesco Vincenti, Igor Ciminelli, and Meta Karen

The race to the Metaverse has begun.
Few yet know the real estate opportunities of this new digital world.

In this course you will discover everything you need to know to take your career and your business from the traditional

  Metaverse and Construction Industry

  Understanding the Metaverse

  VR-AR-XR: a brief introduction

  Metaverse in Popular Culture

The different shapes of the Metaverse

Web 3.0

What is Metaverse Real Estate?

Implications of Digital Real Estate

Why buy a Metaverse Property

How to buy Metaverse Land Properties

EXTRA: do you remember Second Life?

Becoming (The role of architecture)

Parcel scouting

Architecture & Design (Designing in the Metaverse)

How to buy Metaverse Land Properties

In game coding


Metaverse networking

Metaverse expansion

Extra services (web dev, store design and asset development)


Metaverse 3.0: Blockchain technology and ownership

NFT Worlds – Worlds SDK & Creator Economy – Cubes Utility Token

Use Cases & Examples

How to build. Building Strategies

Teslasuit Haptics

Jobs and Opportunities in the Metaverse

School in the Metaverse

A.I. in the Metaverse – Patrik Gudev

Automotive & Mobility: The Case of partnership with Mole

Blockchain e distributed ledger technologies

Token, smart contract, decentralized timestamp


Blockchain and metaverse

Decentralized digital identity in the metaverse

NFT in the metaverse

Jobs and opportunities in the Metaverse

School in Metaverse

Space Biotechnology

With Armando Azua-Bustos

Space exploration is the new frontier for human beings, which is generating countless business and job opportunities.

Biotechnology is the solution needed to meet all of the needs of long-term space missions, address the challenges of life in space and on other planets, and ultimately turn science fiction into science fact.

  The genetic material

  Recombinant DNA technologies

  History of biotechnology

  Successful cases of microbial, plant and animal biotechnology

The beginnings of rocket science

The first visionaries

The beginnings of the space age

Going to the Moon

The Space shuttle

The International Space Station

The exploration of the Solar System

The future of space exploration

Leaving Earth

The lack of gravity

Space radiations

Atmosphere, water and nutrients

The technical lack of sunlight

Microbiology on space

Space medicine

Plant biotechnology in space

Space applications

The future of biotechnology in space

Challenges to be overcome on the Moon

The future of biotechnology on the Moon

Challenges to be overcome on Mars

The future of biotechnology on Mars

Challenges to be overcome in deep space exploration

Challenges and opportunities for biotechnology beyond Earth

Research opportunities, contacts and funding sources

Brief summary and final considerations

Computational Design

With Onur Yüce Gün

Unleash your design potential. Parametric architecture allows you to create infinite and impossible design solutions using computers and artificial intelligence.​

 Why Computational Design?

 Learning Outcomes

 Building Timeless Skills in Computational Design

 What is Computational Design & what it is not?

Analytical description of Computational Design

 Perceptual description of Computational Design

 A Holistic description of Computational Design

 Who am I? – My journey

 Emergence of Computational Design

 Review of design and visualization tools

 Why important: Parametric, generative, and algorithmic systems

 Hand sketching vs Algorithmic sketching

 ML and AI in design

 Applications: Academia, Architecture, Product Design, Data Visualization, Animations

 What is missing?

 The Digital (Binary) Computer: History of Computing

 Analytical (scientific) view of the world; Parts and Wholes

 Vision and Ambiguity (Human vs Machine Intelligence)

 Visual Computation: Shape Grammars

 Geometry – Triangles

 Geometry – Platonic Solids

 Geometry – Freeform modeling

 Algorithmic Thinking

 Procedural Thinking



 Parametric Design Foundations

 Parametric Design Hands-On

 Data as a design driver (D2D paper)

 Predictive Modeling

 Implicit Modeling

 CNC – Synthetic Natures

 3D Printing and DfAM Design for Additive Manufacturing

 Prototyping vs Industrial scale applications

 Applications in practice

 Researching in academia

 Creating Measurable Impact (Trends vs Meanings)

 Future of Computational Design

 Machine Learning Applications

 Designer’s shifting role

Formal Degrees


Talking it to the field

Can quality be computed?

3D Building of Buildings

With Alessandro Tassinari

Today, 3D printing is one of the fastest growing construction technologies, which opens new and exciting career opportunities for those determined to shape a better tomorrow

Your journey starts here

What is Construction 3D Printing?

Construction 3D Printing vs. Traditional Building Construction

History of 3D Printing in costruction industry

The Lack of technology adoption in Construction Industry

Manufacturing Evolution

Inside the Technology

Kenyas first 3D printed housen

FIBONACCI 3D printed house in Canada

3D Printing applied to construction

Digital Fabrication through Robotic Arm

Components of a concrete 3D printing system

Building strategies


Gantry 3D Printers

Delta 3D Printers

Robotic Arm 3D Printers

Crawler Boom 3D Printers

Polar 3D Printers

Powder 3D Printers




Clay 3D printing


Fiber reinforced materials and polymers

Building with in situ materials

Economic implication

Marketing Opportunities

A new way to design for architects, designers and engineers

Technological evolution

Turning threats into opportunities

Building in Space

How to start the business

Disruptive Innovation Strategy

With Igor Ciminelli

Learn the business strategy of the world’s greatest innovators. Identify new growth domains, create your own innovative product, and disrupt your market.

  Welcome & Agenda

The theory in short

Disruption’s 3 key-points

Assess the market potential

The Law of Diffusion of Innovation

Start with Why Ted X

Innovation design process

Ideas and adoption

The Disruptive Innovation Theory

Industries Transformation

Building Blocks

The Innovator’s Dilemma

The Kodak case in short

Key points

How to be a disruptor – Harvard Business School Tribute

What is your market?

Not from you and not even from your competitors

It’s a matter of criteria


Overshot customers

The evolution of performance criteria

How to conquer the market by worsening your products: the low-end disruption

Determine your growth domain

Jobs to-be-done strategy

Rating the jobs

Characteristics of innovation

How good managers condemn companies: the silent collapse

Principles of disruptive development

3-step strategy

7 successful business models examples

Advices and tools

The disrupt-o-meter

The competition

References and must-read

Space Architecture & Design

With Barbara Imhof & René Waclavicek

Life in space is getting closer every day. This course will give you the skills you need to become a designer of space environments, both for spaceships and homes.

  Your journey starts here 

What is Space Architecture?

The Multidisciplinary Approach of Space Architecture

Past and Present of Space Architecture

Design Framework

Habitability Aspects

ISS Life Support Systems

Habitability Special Requirements

Architectural Aspects and Workflow

Architectural Functions of Life in Space

How everything comes together

ISS Introduction

Modular System Paradigms

ISS Modular Structure

ISS Crew System

Luna Gateway

Gateway Configuration Concept

Settlements, Strategies and Objectives

The journey into Space

Planetary Outpost Elements Configuration

Common Archetype for Habitats on Planetary Surfaces



Getting There

Lunar Environment and Resources

Lunar Settlements and in-situ Materials

Building Strategies

Building with in-situ Materials

Getting There

Martian Environment and Resources

Settlements and in-situ Materials

Building Strategies

Closed-Loop Life Support Systems

Why we need to simulate missions?


Habitation Simulations

Fidelity of Simulators and Simulations

Design and Habitability

Similarities of Space and Terrestrial Extremes

Recycling, Resilience, and Closed-Loop Systems

Examples of Spin-offs from Space to Earth

City as a Spaceship

Becoming a Space Architect

Space Architecture Pioneers and their Design NEW

Biotechnology for Space Habitats NEW

From the first flights to the settlements on Mars – Materials & Technologies NEW

Space Mining NEW

Making Staff in Space NEW

Analogue Testing in Antartica NEW

Human Performances in Space NEW

Space design for terrestrial living spaces NEW