CMU Portugal has 5M euros to support Large-scale collaborative research projects

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) is searching for innovative Large-scale projects in ICT promoted by national companies and carried out in partnership with non-corporate entities and research groups at Carnegie Mellon.

This initiative is part of a 22.8 M€ call launched on March 13th by Compete 2020. The total funding available for the CMU Portugal Program is 5M with an indicative budget of 1,25 M€ per project.

The projects must be led by a Portuguese company, include two entities of the Portuguese R&D system and the participation of at least one CMU principal investigator for a maximum period of 36 months.

Projects under the CMU Portugal Program should address issues that are relevant to the industry covering one or more of the following topics:

  • Data Science and Engineering;
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Language Technologies, Data Analytics and Cloud Computing;
  • Autonomy and Mobility;
  • Design in a Variety of Societal Settings and Applications such as tourism, logistics or creative industries.

Additionally, it is intended that these projects help to consolidate the intergovernmental “Atlantic Interactions”,  a new intergovernmental initiative to unleash the potential of the Atlantic for Society implemented through the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre).

FCT, I.P. will be responsible for guaranteeing the support for the Portugal non-corporate research teams. The participation of the CMU research team will be funded directly by the CMU Portugal Program at CMU.

The deadline for applications is May 31 and the results will be disclosed on October 4, 2019 .

More information about the projects here.
All about the Terms of the call here.