20 June 2014

CMU Portugal Program Gets Its First Six Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives

The Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) recently announced the results of the first call for Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs) of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program. Six proposals were approved for funding, among 21 submitted for evaluation, with a total budget of approximately 6 million Euros for the next four years.
With its renewal, the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program is emphasizing advanced education and research that can lead to significant entrepreneurial impact. The mission of the six ERIs is to stimulate and promote Portuguese innovation in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), by acting as international innovation engines. Embedded in global knowledge and business networks, and under the joint leadership of researchers from Portuguese institutions and Carnegie Mellon University, these initiatives will train creative innovators, generate new ideas, and translate them into products, processes and services. 

06 May 2014

Undergraduate Internships Program: Applications are Open!

We are pleased to announce a new instrument targeted for talented undergraduates in Portugal, who will have the opportunity to be eight to twelve weeks at Carnegie Mellon University to participate in state-of-the-art research projects, interact with prominent research teams, and be mentored by leading faculty and researchers. 
Applications are Open! 
More information available at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5204

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

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.