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Carnegie Mellon Portugal 
Program 
2006-2017 
An 
Education, 
Research and 
Innovation 
Ecosystem 
Highlights and Oppor...
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Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program 
Mission: 
Create new knowledge in key focused areas of information and communications...
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What the Program Is 
3 
14 Dual 
Degree 
Programs 
An Education, 
Research 
and Innovation 
Ecosystem 
~300 Dual 
Degre...
+ 4 Partners
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Research 
5
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Calls for Collaborative R&D 
2008 
10 projects 
Concluded in 2012-2013 
2009 
12 projects 
Concluded in 2013-2014 
2009...
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2013 Project Review 
• Leadership in R&D involving academia and industry in an international setting 
Community 
Buildi...
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Industry Involvement in R&D 
New solutions 
for industry 
problems 
SENODs toolset for energy efficiency on 
datacenter...
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1st Call for Entrepreneurial Research 
Initiatives (ERIs) in Numbers 
9 
• Six proposals were approved for funding, amo...
1st Call for ERIs at a Glance 
Proposal PIs 
Portuguese 
Institutions 
Industry Partners 
AHA: Augmented Human Assistance ...
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AHA 
Augmented Human Assistance 
11 
Portuguese PI 
Alexandre Bernardino 
(IST-UL) 
CMU PI 
Daniel P. Siewiorek 
(HCII)...
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Hyrax 
Crowd-Sourcing Mobile Devices to Develop Edge Clouds 
12 
Portuguese PI 
Fernando Silva 
(FCUP) 
CMU PI 
Priya N...
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E4Value 
Innovation Dynamics in Aeronautics and Embraer in Évora: 
Towards a Distributed Platform for Entrepreneurial 
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INSIDE 
Intelligent Networked Robot Systems for Symbiotic 
Interaction with Children with Impaired Development 
14 
Por...
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TEIPL 
Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy Lab 
15 
Portuguese PI 
Pedro Oliveira 
(CLSBE) 
CMU PI 
Lee ...
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VR2Market 
16 
Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Monitoring Product 
for First Response and other Hazardous...
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2nd Call for ERIs 
 International innovation engine that integrates research, education, innovation and 
industry coll...
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2nd Call for ERIs: Consortium 
18 
Portuguese 
Research 
Teams 
CMU 
Research 
Team 
Industry 
Team 
ERI 
Consortium 
F...
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Key Features of an ERI 
A vision for bridging research to innovation and developing innovative and 
competitive talent;...
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Academia Participation in ERIs 
 The proposals must have at least two Portuguese research centers, belonging 
to disti...
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Industry Participation in ERIs 
 Contributions 
 Guidance on planning, research, education and innovation; 
 Promote...
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Early Bird Projects (EBPs) 
 Assist small teams of researchers from Portuguese institutions, Carnegie 
Mellon Universi...
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Illustrative Examples of EBPs 
Development of new and 
innovative high-risk/high-reward 
research directions. 
Examples...
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EBPs Consortium 
 The proposals must have at least one partner Portuguese research institution, at least 
one CMU facu...
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Talent Development 
2255
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Dual Degree Doctoral Programs 
 One diploma from a Portuguese University and other from CMU 
 Typically 2 years at CM...
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Faculty Exchange Program 
 Accelerate the adoption of best practices in research, education and innovation, 
through c...
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Undergraduate Internships Program 
2014 
 8-12 weeks research experience for talented undergraduates 
 Participation ...
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UIP: Spring & Summer 2014 
29 
Tiago Cardoso, Faculdade de Engenharia of the 
Universidade do Porto (FEUP) 
Host at CMU...
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Innovation 
30
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Startups 
31 
	 
0	 1	 2	 3	 4	 5	 6	 7	 
Angola	 Brazil	 
Colombia	 France	 
Germany	 India	 
Portugal	 Romania	 
Swit...
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Startups 
 About one hundred highly qualified jobs have already been created by the ten 
startups born within the Prog...
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2014 inRes 
Very Early Stage 
Acceleration Program 
33 33
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2014 InRes Edition at a Glance 
 inRes, short for “in Residence,” is a very early stage acceleration program 
for entr...
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inRes Teams 
35 
14 applications 
displr 
Spinoff from University of Minho, technology partially developed in the Progr...
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Challenge 
Leadership in the creation of international innovation 
engines through strong Entrepreneurial Research 
Ini...
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Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program 
Mission: 
Create new knowledge in key focused areas of information and communications...
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We are pleased to announce that a 2nd Call for Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs) and for Early Bird Projects is expected to open in mid-October and mid-November, respectively, and will remain open until mid-December, 2014. Both Calls are funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. More information available at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5511

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CMU Portugal Program: Highlights and Opportunities

  1. 1. + Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program 2006-2017 An Education, Research and Innovation Ecosystem Highlights and Opportunities Information Session October, 2014
  2. 2. + Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Mission: Create new knowledge in key focused areas of information and communications technologies by means of cutting-edge research, world-class graduate education, and a close connection with Portuguese Industry, thus placing Portugal at the forefront of Science and Innovation. Strategic Areas: Talent Development Knowledge Creation Instruments: inRes – Entrepreneurship in Residence Dual Degree Programs Faculty Exchange Program Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives Partners: Research Institutions Portuguese Universities Public Organizations and Companies Carnegie Mellon University Early Bird Projects 2 Pioneer in the development of collaboration and partnership models Innovation Undergraduate Internships Programs
  3. 3. + What the Program Is 3 14 Dual Degree Programs An Education, Research and Innovation Ecosystem ~300 Dual Degree Students > 200 Alumni 17 Undergraduate Internship Members > 400 Faculty Members ~60 Faculty Exchanges from Portugal to CMU 25 Collaborative Projects Creation of 10 Startups Impact in 90 Organizations 10 Early Bird Projects 4 Portuguese inRes Teams 6 Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives
  4. 4. + 4 Partners
  5. 5. + Research 5
  6. 6. + Calls for Collaborative R&D 2008 10 projects Concluded in 2012-2013 2009 12 projects Concluded in 2013-2014 2009 - Math 3 projects funded in Applied Mathematics Joint call with the UT Austin Portugal Program 2013 - ERIs 6 ERIs funded / 21 Proposals Approximately 6 million Euros for 4 years 2013 - EBPs 10 / 38 Proposals 300 thousand Euros for typically less than a year 6
  7. 7. + 2013 Project Review • Leadership in R&D involving academia and industry in an international setting Community Building • DRIVE-IN – Competence aligned with future vision, results with high application potential, spin-offs, strong CMU and industry cooperation • Vital Responder – Excellent interdisciplinary team, prototypes used in the real world and ready for deployment, follow-up projects Large Projects • REAP.PT – Computer Aided Learning of Portuguese – cooperation with Instituto Camões for learning of Portuguese as a second language. • PT-STAR – Translation to and from Portuguese – strong position in world research scene, technologies with strong potential for commercialization and broad usage. Clusters of Small Projects 7 “The international co-operation has proved instrumental in advancing the current position of Portuguese research in ICT.”
  8. 8. + Industry Involvement in R&D New solutions for industry problems SENODs toolset for energy efficiency on datacenters, used by PT Technology platforms for startups Feedzai, Dognaedis, Veniam’Works, and Sentilant Strengthening of product pipelines VitalResponder for Biodevices Improvements to existing products Project Interfaces and the security component of Outsystem’s Enterprise Application Platform Management and policy insights in ICT Orange Bird and Patient Innovation Platform 8
  9. 9. + 1st Call for Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs) in Numbers 9 • Six proposals were approved for funding, among 21 submitted for evaluation, with a total budget of approximately € 6 million, half in Portugal and half at CMU, for approximately 48 months. • Industry participation: • > 50 companies participated in the consortia with > 60 participations • Level of commitment > 3 million Euros in the 21 proposals • > 1 million Euros in the six proposals recommended for funding 9 2nd Call is open until Dec. 16, 2014
  10. 10. 1st Call for ERIs at a Glance Proposal PIs Portuguese Institutions Industry Partners AHA: Augmented Human Assistance Alexandre Bernardino (IST/UL) Daniel P. Siewiorek (HCII) IST/UL, FMH/UL FCT/UNL M-ITI Plux, YDreams Hyrax: Crowd-Sourcing Mobile Devices to Develop Edge Clouds Fernando Silva (INESC Porto) Priya Narasimhan (CS/ECE) INESC Porto FCT/UNL IT Geolink, YinzCam, Wavecom Innovation dynamics in aeronautics and Embraer in Évora Joana Mendonça (IST/UL) Granger Morgan (EPP) IST/UL INESC Porto IDMEC Embraer, CEIIA Intelligent Networked Robot Systems for Symbiotic Interaction with Children with Impaired Development Francisco Melo (INESC-ID) Manuela Veloso (CS) INESC-ID IST/UL FCT/UNL H. Garcia Orta, IDMind, PLUX, VoiceInteraction Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy Lab Pedro Oliveira (UCP) Lee Branstetter (SDS/Heinz) UCP IMM/UL IST/UL innosabi, Microsoft, Novartis Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Product for First Response and other Hazardous Professions João P. Cunha (INESC Porto) Fernando de la Torre (RI) INESC Porto IT UA BioDevices 10 10
  11. 11. + AHA Augmented Human Assistance 11 Portuguese PI Alexandre Bernardino (IST-UL) CMU PI Daniel P. Siewiorek (HCII) This project proposes the development and deployment of a novel Robotic Assistance Platform designed to support healthy lifestyle, sustain active aging, and support those with motor deficits. IST-ID Consortium FMH-UL FCT/UNL M-ITI YDreams Robotics CMU PLUX
  12. 12. + Hyrax Crowd-Sourcing Mobile Devices to Develop Edge Clouds 12 Portuguese PI Fernando Silva (FCUP) CMU PI Priya Narasimhan (CS/ECE) The Hyrax project proposes a novel vision of a hyperlocal edge-cloud, i.e., a computational/storage cloud comprised solely of a collection of nearby wireless edge devices, with the purpose of pooling these devices’ data and processing power to support a new class of proximity-aware applications that benefit the owners of these devices. INESC TEC Consortium FCT/UNL IT YinzCam Geolink CMU Wavecom
  13. 13. + E4Value Innovation Dynamics in Aeronautics and Embraer in Évora: Towards a Distributed Platform for Entrepreneurial Initiatives, New Employment and Skills Development 13 Portuguese PI Joana Mendonça (IST-UL/IN+) CMU PI Granger Morgan (EPP) This project looks at the increasing complexity and uncertainty of technological advances and related value chains and business configurations in aeronautics. IN+/IST-UL Consortium INESC TEC IDMEC CMU Embraer Portugal CEIIA
  14. 14. + INSIDE Intelligent Networked Robot Systems for Symbiotic Interaction with Children with Impaired Development 14 Portuguese PI Francisco Melo (IST-UL/INESC ID) CMU PI Manuela Veloso (CS) Voice Interaction Biosignals INSIDE strives to develop new hardware and software solutions that will support the aforementioned research towards the final deployment of a real-world interaction scenario where children with impaired development interact with a networked robot system in a joint cooperative task with terapeutical purposes. INESC-ID Consortium IST-ID FCT/UNL CMU Hospital Garcia da Orta PLUX IDMind
  15. 15. + TEIPL Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy Lab 15 Portuguese PI Pedro Oliveira (CLSBE) CMU PI Lee Branstetter (SDS/Heinz) The Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Laboratory (hereinafter referred to as The Lab) is a new multidisciplinary organization that brings together leading academic and corporate partners. We aim to create a world class research and policy center that investigates technological innovation by both users and producers in order to achieve socio-economic wealth. Its mission is to conduct research and policy analyses on the development and diffusion of entrepreneurship and innovation to unlock Portugal’s global competitiveness. UCP Consortium IST-UL IMM-FMUL CMU Microsoft innosabi Novartis Farma
  16. 16. + VR2Market 16 Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Monitoring Product for First Response and other Hazardous Professions Portuguese PI João Paulo Cunha (FEUP) CMU PI Fernando De la Torre (RI) The Vital Responder (VR) system has been developed under the CMU Portugal Program between 2009 and 2012. Being designed for fire-fighters (FF) – the most demanding professional scenarios among first responders – the VR project has generated a large number of devices, methodologies and know-how that are fostering other newly funded projects for some other hazardous professionals, such as Policemen or Paramedics. INESC TEC Consortium IT UA CMU Biodevices Future Cities - UPorto Petratex Hospital de Gaia
  17. 17. + 2nd Call for ERIs  International innovation engine that integrates research, education, innovation and industry collaboration, fulfilling the mission of the Program - establishing Portugal at the forefront of Science and Innovation in Information and Communication Technologies  Link scientific discovery to technological innovation, to advance technology and to produce graduates who will be creative innovators in a global economy.  Up to € 5.200.000, half to support Portuguese research institutions and half to support complementary activities at CMU.  The maximum budget for Portuguese research institutions in each ERI will be of € 650.000,00.  Depending upon the quality of the proposals, four to seven new ERI awards are expected to be financed. 17 2nd Call is open until Dec. 16, 2014
  18. 18. + 2nd Call for ERIs: Consortium 18 Portuguese Research Teams CMU Research Team Industry Team ERI Consortium For a maximum period of 4 years. Two Portuguese research centers, belonging to distinct higher education institutions. 2nd Call is open until Dec. 16, 2014
  19. 19. + Key Features of an ERI A vision for bridging research to innovation and developing innovative and competitive talent; A strategic plan for research, education and innovation, with a path to sustainability; A cross-disciplinary research program enabler of innovation; Cross-cultural global research, education and innovation experiences; An education program that uses CMU Portugal’s dual degree programs; An innovation program that includes partnerships with startups and/or established companies. 19 2nd Call is open until Dec. 16, 2014
  20. 20. + Academia Participation in ERIs  The proposals must have at least two Portuguese research centers, belonging to distinct higher education institutions, one company, and Carnegie Mellon University.  Principal Investigator:  The lead Portugal PI should be a faculty member, with a doctoral degree relevant to ICT, or with substantial career experience in ICT.  The lead Portugal PI shall be dedicated to the project, according to the duration of the proposed activities, at no less than 35%.  The lead PI at CMU must hold a faculty appointment at CMU. 20 2nd Call is open until Dec. 16, 2014
  21. 21. + Industry Participation in ERIs  Contributions  Guidance on planning, research, education and innovation;  Promote a culture of innovation and internationalization;  Knowledge of product/service design and manufacturing/delivery;  Complementary support: financial and/or in-kind (people, data, facilities, equipment).  Benefits  Solutions for industry problems;  Creation of competitive or complementary products and services;  Development of capabilities and best practices;  Insights on performance improvement;  Visibility and access to international knowledge networks.  Collaboration framework  Supported by scope, function and IP agreements. 21 2nd Call is open until Dec. 16, 2014
  22. 22. + Early Bird Projects (EBPs)  Assist small teams of researchers from Portuguese institutions, Carnegie Mellon University and industry partners, to jumpstart high-impact potential activities of strategic relevance for the Program.  The proposals should be high-risk/high-reward and show promise and a strategy for significant future expansion of project goals and support from government agencies, companies, industry consortia, foundations or financial investors.  May be focused on setting off new advanced education activities, new research collaborations and areas, or new technology commercialization initiatives, among others. 22 2nd Call: expected to open mid-Nov. until mid- Dec., 2014
  23. 23. + Illustrative Examples of EBPs Development of new and innovative high-risk/high-reward research directions. Examples Development of new productive research collaborations. Technology proof-of-concept to enable seeking sponsored research funding. Technical validation to move a technology towards commercialization, including exploratory experiments, data gathering, and/or the development of a working prototype of an invention. Preparation of new advanced courses, materials and textbooks, based on recent, state of the art research advances. Business validation to move a technology towards commercialization, including the development of go-to-market strategies and initial development of business plans. 23
  24. 24. + EBPs Consortium  The proposals must have at least one partner Portuguese research institution, at least one CMU faculty team, and possibly company team. 24 Portuguese Research Team CMU Research Team EBP Consortium Portuguese Research Team CMU Research Team Industry Team EBP Consortium
  25. 25. + Talent Development 2255
  26. 26. + Dual Degree Doctoral Programs  One diploma from a Portuguese University and other from CMU  Typically 2 years at CMU, and up to three years in Portugal  Fields:  Computer Science  Computer Science – Robotics  Software Engineering  Electrical and Computer Engineering  Human Computer Interaction  Language Technologies  Applied Mathematics  Technological Change and Entrepreneurship  Engineering and Public Policy 26 Call The dual degree Ph.D. positions to be associated with each ERI will be awarded through future CMU Portugal Program Calls for Applications for Doctoral Program Scholarships. More information at www.cmuportugal.org.
  27. 27. + Faculty Exchange Program  Accelerate the adoption of best practices in research, education and innovation, through cultural immersion at Carnegie Mellon University. 27 Call will be open until October 30, 2014 56 Faculty members 14" 12" 10" 8" 6" 4" 2" 0" 2007" 2008" 2009" 2010" 2011" 2012" 2013" 2014" Universidade"do"Minho" Universidade"do"Algarve" Ins; tuto"Universitário"de"Lisboa" Universidade"Católica" Universidade"Nova"de"Lisboa" Universidade"de"Aveiro" Universidade"da"Madeira" Universidade"de"Lisboa" Universidade"do"Porto" Universidade"de"Coimbra"
  28. 28. + Undergraduate Internships Program 2014  8-12 weeks research experience for talented undergraduates  Participation in projects, interaction with research teams, and mentoring from faculty and researchers, at Carnegie Mellon 28 New Call will open in 2015 17 Undergraduate Internship Members 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 CLSBE FCTUNL FCUP FEUP ISEC IST-UL UC
  29. 29. + UIP: Spring & Summer 2014 29 Tiago Cardoso, Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP) Host at CMU: David Garlan, Institute for Software Research Sponsor in Portugal: Rui Abreu, FEUP Mariana Oliveira, Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto (FCUP) Host at CMU: J. Zico Kolter, CS Sponsor in Portugal: Luís Torgo, FCUP/INESC TEC Salomé Azevedo, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics (CLSBE) Host at CMU: Pedro Ferreira, EPP Sponsor in Portugal: Pedro Oliveira, CLSBE Albert Linde, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL) Host at CMU: Umut A. Aca, Computer Sciences Sponsor in Portugal: Rodrigo Rodrigues, UNL 1st Call: From 14 applications, six were selected. César Carpinteiro, Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP) Host at CMU: Shawn Blanton, ECE Sponsor in Portugal: José Machado Silva, FEUP/INESC TEC Francisco Torres, Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP) Host at CMU: Shawn Blanton, ECE Sponsor in Portugal: Vitor Grade Tavares, FEUP/INESC TEC
  30. 30. + Innovation 30
  31. 31. + Startups 31 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Angola Brazil Colombia France Germany India Portugal Romania Switzerland United Kindgom United States of America
  32. 32. + Startups  About one hundred highly qualified jobs have already been created by the ten startups born within the Program.  In 2013, a tenth startup emerged from the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program – Sentilant, a spinoff from the Universidade de Coimbra.  Mambu received in early 2013, 2 million dollars (around 1.5 million euros) from Runa Capital, Point Nine (PNC) and Kizoo (three technology - focused venture capital companies).  In early 2013, FeedZai achieved profitability, and added two new U.S. investors, SAP Ventures and Data Collective, as part of a $2.4M investment.  Veniam’Works won the first place at the 3rd Edition of Building Global Innovators. 32
  33. 33. + 2014 inRes Very Early Stage Acceleration Program 33 33
  34. 34. + 2014 InRes Edition at a Glance  inRes, short for “in Residence,” is a very early stage acceleration program for entrepreneurial teams working in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in Portugal, offered by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.  inRes provides entrepreneurial teams a training period in Portugal, followed by an eight-week structured immersion period in Pittsburgh, in the U.S., anchored at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).  The participating teams are benefiting 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.  A new edition is expected to be launched in 2015! 34
  35. 35. + inRes Teams 35 14 applications displr Spinoff from University of Minho, technology partially developed in the Program Global service of interactive public screens for which any user can create and publish contents. Followprice PT’s BlueStart Startup Advanced digital marketing tool which, upon store integration, allows customers to be notified on followed product price changes AddVolt - WeTruck Startup created by FEUP ECE MSc alumni, incubated in UPTEC Electric portable kit capable of recovering, producing and storing electric energy, applied to cooled freight transport. Xhockware - youbeep Startup incubated in UPTEC Smartphone-based shopping & checkout solution for retail stores.
  36. 36. + Challenge Leadership in the creation of international innovation engines through strong Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives. www.cmuportugal.org :: eris@cmuportugal.org The information on these slides does not replace or override any requirements set forth in the Regulations or the Announcement of the Call for Proposals. 36
  37. 37. + Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Mission: Create new knowledge in key focused areas of information and communications technologies by means of cutting-edge research, world-class graduate education, and a close connection with Portuguese Industry, thus placing Portugal at the forefront of Science and Innovation. Strategic Areas: Talent Development Knowledge Creation Instruments: inRes – Entrepreneurship in Residence Dual Degree Programs Faculty Exchange Program Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives Partners: Research Institutions Portuguese Universities Public Organizations and Companies Carnegie Mellon University Early Bird Projects 37 Pioneer in the development of collaboration and partnership models Innovation Undergraduate Internships Programs

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