31 March 2014

inRes 2014: Very Early Stage Acceleration Program

inRes, short for “in Residence,” is a very early stage acceleration program for entrepreneurial teams working in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in Portugal, offered by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.

The program is targeted to entrepreneurial teams that:  
  • want to start a company and commercialize a technology
  • have proven technical feasibility of their product or service
  • have had enough initial interaction with their target markets and industries, to have minimally consistent product or service and business concepts; 
  • and are not yet established companies regularly selling their products or services. 
inRes will provide entrepreneurial teams a training period in Portugal, followed by a six-week structured immersion period in Pittsburgh, in the U.S., anchored at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The participating teams will benefit from the exposure to a highly dense environment of world-leading research groups, and market and industry specialists, in a variety of high-tech areas.  

 The applications for the inRes 2014 Call will be open until April 30, 2014! 

Presentation Sessions: 
April 2, 2014: 
10:00am - IPN, Coimbra
3:00pm - UPTEC, Porto
April 3, 2014: 
4:00pm - Taguspark, Lisbon
Please register here   

09 December 2013

Orientation Day in Portugal Strengthens Collaborative Network

On October 19, 2013, the CMU Portugal Program welcomed its new dual degree doctoral students at the Annual Student Orientation Day, which was held in Porto, Portugal. This informal networking event involved students, alumni, faculty and entrepreneurs in Portugal at the time, and had a strong focus on the global graduate education experience provided to the dual degree students. 

Read the full article at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=4999.

Madeira-ITI Wins European Grant of €2.35 Million to Boost Research

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (Madeira-ITI), created under the auspices of the CMU Portugal Program, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, ends 2013 with two major accomplishments: the inauguration of its new facilities, and an European Research Area (ERA) Chairs grant of €2.35 million for the next four years.
Read the full article at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5023.

17 October 2013

CMU Portugal Program Newsletter - September / October 2013

The Newsletter of the CMU Portugal Program is out!

Find articles about research outcomes, alumni paths, as well as features on several events recently held about the Google Glass, and on how to convert technology into business. Our dual degree student Leid Zejnilovic speaks about his research work on the Patient Innovation project, our alum Cristobal Cheyre explains the importance of Entrepreneurs and Ideas for Clusters, and our alumni Inês Freitas Oliveira, from PT Inovação, and Ricardo Caetano, from Google in London, share their success story.

CMU Portugal Open Session for Faculty Members and Prospective Students

Insights, Community Building and the Google Glass Achievement and Demo

Date: October 19, 2013
Venue: INESC TEC Auditorium, Porto, Portugal

On October 19, 2013, the CMU Portugal Program will held an Open Session for faculty members, students, doctoral students, prospective students, and entrepreneurs. This event is shaped to provide insights on the CMU Portugal Program, to share the story of the Google Glass achievement, as well as to present statements from dual degree doctoral students, alumni, researchers and entrepreneurs.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=4940