30 July 2013


Last week, the leadership of the CMU Portugal Program gave several public presentations about the Call for the Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives, funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. The presentation slides shown during the public sessions can be downloaded at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=4786.

2013 Project Review Meeting: International Cooperation Instrumental in Advancing Portuguese Research in ICT

2013 Project Review Meeting
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program held its third Annual Project Review Meeting on June 19-20, 2013, at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, in Lisbon. The teams of the 25 R&D projects ( tohttp://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=130) carried out in the scope of the program, and funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), presented their achievements, emphasizing the most significant outcomes, which included the establishment of testbeds, the creation of prototypes, or the development of follow-on project proposals approved by national and international funding agencies, among others. 
This year the panel committee was chaired by Adam Wolisz, from the Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB), who led a team of international experts: Carles Sierra, from the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) Spanish National Research Council, Gilles Barthes, from the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA), H.S. Jamadagni, from the Indian Institute of Science (IIS), and Ulises Cortés, from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

22 July 2013

The July/August 2013 Newsletter of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program is out!

You will find articles about the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop, honors and awards received, our presence at the LARSyS event, as well as information about the Faculty Exchange program, and much more information. Find it here

21 July 2013

CMU Portugal Program: Call for Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives

We are pleased to announce that the CMU Portugal Call for Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs), funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), is now open. Approximately € 6 million, half in Portugal and half at CMU, are expected to be available to support four to seven ERIs, for up to 4 years. The Call will remain open from July 17 to 5pm (GMT), of October 16, 2013.

The Phase II of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program emphasizes advanced education and research that can lead to significant entrepreneurial impact. The activities of the program are for the most part configured in Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs). ERIs are projects in science, engineering, management and policy that link both fundamental and applied research to technological innovation and economic development. This bridging is pursued by explicitly focusing on important real world problems entailing significant scientific challenges. ERIs consist in integrated activities in research, innovation, advanced education and training of human resources, with industry collaboration and emphasis on the commercialization of technology for real world impact.

ERIs seek to stimulate and promote Portuguese innovation in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as such, and as enabling technologies in nearly all application sectors, in a global context where markets, industries, resources, and talent are internationally distributed. These projects seek to advance technology and engineering, develop talented innovators in Portugal and increase the competitiveness of the Portuguese ICT industry in today’s globalized economy. Ultimately, they seek to foster a culture that integrates discovery, innovation and internationalization by acting as international engines of innovation and growth.

An international innovation engine is in fact a symbiotic relationship between researchers and industry partners, embedded in international knowledge and business networks, to create new ideas and to translate them into products, processes and services.