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2nd Call for the Early Bird Projects of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

2 nd Call for the Early Bird Projects of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
We are pleased to announce that the 2 nd Call for Early Bird Projects (EBPs), funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), is expected to open shortly.

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program is an education, research, and innovation platform that connects Portuguese research institutions, universities and companies in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The partnership was launched in 2006, and renewed in 2012 for five more years, to create new knowledge in key focused areas of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) by means of cutting-edge research, world-class graduate education, and a close connection with Portuguese industry, aiming at placing Portugal at the forefront of science and innovation. In order to support the emergence of new high-impact initiatives within its scope, the Program is establishing a line of funding for Early Bird Projects.

Early Bird Projects are designed to 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 information about the 1 st Call for Early Bird Projects (EBPs) is available here.

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We are organizing a series of meetings in Portuguese universities, as well as at Carnegie Mellon University, to present and discuss the goals, structure, and financial support for the EBPs. The target audience for these meetings includes faculty members, researchers, doctoral students, senior staff of innovation and entrepreneurship support organizations, business executives, and startup managers. More information available at