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.