08 June 2010

UTEN Portugal Workshop: Corporate Partnering to Facilitate University Commercialization Activities

Industry Focus: Commercialization and Technology Transfer in Information and Communication Technology

Date: June 15-16, 2010
Place: Faculdade de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais da Universidade Católica, Lisbon
Room: 520-A
Organizers: UTEN Portugal, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
url: www.utenportugal.org
Registration: www.cmuportugal.org

Presenters from Carnegie Mellon University will discuss the ways in which the university engages with external partners in the process of innovation and technology commercialization. An overview of each speaker’s area will be provided as well as strategies introduced to achieve the greatest benefits for the university, its faculty and its partners. The keynote speaker will present an overview of current trends in telecom industry and exciting new opportunities.

Keynote Speaker:
Hyong Kim, Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering, CMU

Invited Speakers:
Gene Hambrick, Corporate Relations of CyLab
Bill Swisher, Acting Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Curt Stone, Executive in Residence at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, Director of the QoLT Foundry and Industry Liaison
Tara Brandstad, Associate Director, Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC)
MaryBeth Shaw, Assistant General Counsel
Amir Anwar, Director of International Alumni Relations
Joanne Kyriacopoulos, Export Control Compliance Officer

Advanced Corporate Partnering (15th June)
Various examples of corporate partnering arrangements will be introduced and discussed, including corporate gifts, Sponsored Research Agreements, Consortium Agreements, Licenses and the use of Master Agreements. In addition, the panel will discuss, cultivating corporate partnerships, and alumni relationships, and efforts to attract key corporate partners to facilities on or near campus. Attendees will be introduced to Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab (cyber security) Consortium and Quality of Life ERC Consortium. Representatives will discuss the consortium structures, relationships with corporate members, member rights and privileges and models for commercialization partnerships. Specific issues in corporate partnering will be addressed, including publication, intellectual property ownership, the use of university facilities, access to students and faculty conflict of interest and consulting.

Hands-on Working Sessions (16th June)
The Case Study sessions are intended to be interactive working sessions. Each case study will be introduced by one of the presenters. The participants will break into working groups to address and discuss the relevant issues of the case, followed by a group discussion. Case studies will focus on the details of various types of agreements commonly entered into with corporate partners, and may include sponsored research agreements, consortium agreements, licenses, and corporate gifts.

Workshop: "Social Sciences and Engineering: what I need; what I can offer"

Workshop: "Social Sciences and Engineering: what I need; what I can offer"
- A workshop to build an interdisciplinary research agenda in IT and beyond -

Date: June 15th, 2010
Place: Faculdade de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais da Universidade Católica, Lisbon
Organizers: Ricardo Morla (UPorto) and Francisco Veloso (CMU/UCP)
Room: 537
Registration: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=2684

The objective of this workshop is to bring researchers from ECE and CS together with those in Economics, Business and the Social Sciences to discuss and develop cross-disciplinary research questions in the strategic directions of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.

The workshop will go from 9am to 1pm on Tuesday, June 15. There will be 4 short targeted presentations followed by periods of longer discussion. Two presentations will be based on a social science issue, paper or method and will be asking or suggesting how the engineering and natural sciences research can contribute to the issue at hand. Conversely, there will be two presentation from ECE/CS researchers which will also be asking or suggesting dimensions in which the social sciences can help. The discussion will be used to try to deepen the potential theme where joint projects could emerge. A summary of the conclusions will be made available.

Topics and Leaders
1) Networks and social analytics - looking for an engineering perspective (Pedro Ferreira, DEEC-IST)
2) Engineering applications and need to understand the role and impact on the market (Rui José, DSI-U.Minho)
3) Massive data, social sciences questions and opportunities to use engineering and science methods (Miguel Amaral, DEG-IST)
4) Machine learning tools and methods applied to the social sciences (Jaime Cardoso, DEEC-U.Porto).

03 June 2010

2010 Annual Carnegie Mellon Portugal Conference: “Smart Tech for Real People“

The 2010 Annual Carnegie Mellon Portugal Conference, entitled “Smart Tech for Real People“, will be held at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, on June 14, 2010. This event is sponsored by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

Our main annual event will gather the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program community – academics, researchers, students, and industry partners – to present the latest results of the partnership, and help shape the future.

The program includes:
- research talks by Carnegie Mellon Portugal faculty, researchers and MS/Ph.D. students
- technical contributions by our industrial affiliates
- results and demos by all teams of ongoing research projects
- presentations of the new innovation networks: Security and Critical Infrastructures Protection (NET-SCIP), Future Internet Services and Technologies (NET-FIT), Services and Technologies for Interactive Media (NET-STIM), and Software Engineering (SEI Portugal).
- welcome and closing addresses by senior government officials
- networking opportunities for students, faculty, researchers and industrial affiliates.

Registrations are now open! More information available at http://conference2010.cmuportugal.org/ .