06 May 2015

1st Joint Conference and Exhibition of the International Partnerships

“Fostering Science & Innovation Ecosystems: Portugal-USA Partnerships”
May 28 - 29, 2015 :: Palácio Foz, Lisbon

On May 28-29, 2015, the International Partnerships - CMU Portugal, MIT Portugal and UT Austin Portugal -, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, will hold the 1st Joint Conference and Exhibition on “Fostering Science & Innovation Ecosystems: Portugal-USA Partnerships”.

The events will take place at Palácio Foz, in Lisbon.

 The purpose of these events is to showcase the activities and outcomes of the partnerships to Portugal, the commitment of the USA universities, and the strength of the relationships that have been created regarding Education, Research and Innovation.

(a preliminary agenda and additional information will be provided in the coming weeks)


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!

1st Innovation in Aeronautics Roundtable

January 16th, 2015 - INESC TEC
1st Innovation in Aeronautics Roundtable: Fostering Global Supply Networks for the Aeronautics Industry in Portugal more

The Innovation in Aeronautics Roundtables is a series of debates designed with the purpose to foster the exchange of ideas between different players on critical issues on aeronautical development. The goal is to discuss research results and directions using complementary viewpoints from industrial partners, in order to allow the development of a comprehensive perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced by the aeronautics. More specifically, issues regarding the uncertainty in which the industry is expected to develop, fostering a global perspective in the discussion, and addressing the critical issues of skills development in and for the industry are expected to be discussed. 

These roundtables are organized in the scope of the Entrepreneurial Research Initiative - Innovation Dynamics in Aeronautics and Embraer in Évora: Towards a Distributed Platform for Entrepreneurial Initiatives, New Employment and Skills Development -, of the CMU Portugal Program, funded by FCT.