CMU Portugal Helped to Create Nine New Businesses
The director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program said yesterday that this initiative is strengthening the link between research and technology commercialization, and has already helped to create nine new businesses in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). João Claro, the national director of the CMU Portugal Program, told Lusa (the news agency) that “the number of startups /’spinoffs’ [new business] created in relation to the activity of the partnership is now nine, all of them in the area of ICT,” with only one of them currently not being developed in Portugal.
Yesterday the CMU Portugal Program organized a seminar in Lisbon for researchers that are now “ready to go into commercialization of their research” and also for those who are preparing to start new research projects. One of the guest speakers at the seminar is Reed McManigle, Senior Manager, Business Development and Licensing, in Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC).