09 April 2015

Call for Applications for the 2015 Edition of inRes

inRes is a very early stage acceleration program for Portuguese entrepreneurial teams working in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that will push them past their comfort zones, and require them to work at a steep pacecope with high levels of uncertainty, and constantly reach out for contacts to further build and validate their business projects. inRes is based on the Lean LaunchPad method!  

inRes will provide a training period in Portugal, followed by a seven-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. 

More information available at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5816.

06 April 2015

inRes 2015: Very Early Stage Acceleration Program

inRes 2015 : Are you starting a new ‪#‎business‬ in ‪#‎ICT‬? Have you reached the stage where you have proven technical feasibility, had interaction with your target industry, but have not yet reached regular sales? If your answer to these questions is yes, we invite you to come and learn more about the 2015 Edition of inRes, offered by the  Carnegie Mellon Portugal! We will be at STARTUP LISBOA (april 9), ‪#‎UPTEC‬ (april 10) and ‪#‎IPN‬ (april 17)! http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5840

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a CIência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and supported by Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP), leads the coordination of inRes, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), INESC TEC and UTEN Portugal. 

11 March 2015

Dual Degree Ph.D. Student Publishes at the Environmental Science Technology

Building Codes Can Help to Save Environment 

In an effort to decrease global energy expenditures, more countries are implementing and updating their building codes, for private and commercial constructions. This is the focus of the paper written by the dual degree Ph.D. student Nathaniel Gilbraith, from Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL) and CMU, with his advisor Inês Azevedo and with Paula Jaramillo, both researchers at CMU that was recently published in the prestigious journal Environmental Science & Technology. 
Titled “Evaluating the Benefits of Commercial Building Energy Codes and Improving Federal Incentives for Code Adoption”, the paper explores the social and private benefits of implementing the ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010 in the United States, which is viewed as a stricter commercial building comparatively to previous legislation. 

30 January 2015

Undergraduate Internships Program: A Valuable, Rewarding and Unforgettable Experience

Albert Linde, Mariana Oliveira, Tiago Cardoso, and Salomé Azevedo, were the first young Portuguese researchers of the Undergraduate Internships Program, offered by the CMU Portugal Program, that went to CMU to experience an entirely different culture and to participate in state-of-the-art projects. After their return, they see it as a valuable cultural and social experience that they will remember forever.
João Claro, national director of the CMU Portugal, is positively impressed with the support and receptiveness of academia in Portugal and at CMU to this Program, as well as with the strong research experiences these young researchers are bringing to Portugal. "The students typically stay at CMU between eight to twelve weeks and are hosted by a faculty member that guides their immersion according to the work plan submitted during the application process," João Claro explains. "I had the opportunity to read the reports of these four students, and to talk with some of them, and their feedback is enriching," says João Claro adding that "we should look at UIP as a seed for collaboration that can flourish according to the willingness and research interests of all parties involved."

Read the full article: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5660

Applications are open: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5621 

13 January 2015

Faculty Exchange Members Comment on their Experience

Ricardo Lopes Pereira (IST-UL/INESC ID), Vera Miguéis (FEUP), and Pedro Furtado (UC), have different experiences to tell us about their stay at CMU, in the scope of the Faculty Exchange Program. Ricardo describes it as "From Classic Lectures to Student-Driven Classes," Vera Miguéis as "A First Step Towards Strong and Continuous Cooperation," and Pedro Furtado as a way to see how it is possible to "Bridge Academia and Industry." Read the articles about their experiences!

Applications for the Faculty Exchange Program are open for Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016! The deadline is February 6, 2015!