Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives 2014
2nd Call for ERIs closed on December 16, 2014! More information is available here .
The Phase II of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program emphasizes advanced education and research that can lead to significant entrepreneurial impact. The activities of the program are for the most part configured in Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs). ERIs are projects in science, engineering, management and policy that link both fundamental and applied research to technological innovation and economic development. This bridging is pursued by explicitly focusing on important real world problems entailing significant scientific challenges. ERIs consist in integrated activities in research, innovation, advanced education and training of human resources, with industry collaboration and emphasis on the commercialization of technology for real world impact.
ERIs seek to stimulate and promote Portuguese innovation in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as such, and as enabling technologies in nearly all application sectors, in a global context where markets, industries, resources, and talent are internationally distributed. These projects seek to advance technology and engineering, develop talented innovators in Portugal and increase the competitiveness of the Portuguese ICT industry in today’s globalized economy. Ultimately, they seek to foster a culture that integrates discovery, innovation and internationalization by acting as international engines of innovation and growth. The ERI should strategically use professional master or doctoral education programs already in place in Portuguese universities, most importantly the dual degree programs of the CMU Portugal Program.
_______ An international innovation engine is a symbiotic relationship between researchers and industry partners, embedded in international knowledge and business networks, to create new ideas and to translate them into products, processes and services. _________
2014 Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives
Six proposals were approved for funding,
with a total budget of approximately 5 million Euros for four years.
|Name of the ERI||Portuguese PI||
Science and Technology Policy and Innovation Analysis to Maximize the Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits of Deep Sea Exploration and Oil and Gas Development in the South Atlantic Region >>
Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL)
Engineering and Public Policy – Carnegie Mellon University (EPP)
|Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e o Desenvolvimento (IST-ID);
Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI);
Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI)
|Action Modulers (AM); Centro para a Excelência e Inovação na Indústria Automóvel (CEIIA); Estrutura de Missão para os Assuntos do Mar (EMAM); Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ); Organização Nacional da Indústria do Petróleo (ONIP); Lusotechnip Engenharia, Sociedade Unipessoal, Lda (TECHNIP); Petróleos de Portugal – PETROGAL, SA (PETROGAL/Galp-E); Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech); Wavec/Offshore Renewables – Centro De Energia Offshore (WAVEC)|
An Interactive Platform for Speech Therapy with Visual Bio-feedback >>
From monitoring global data streams to context-aware recommendations >>
Sensing and Serving a Moving City >>
Image Analysis and Machine Learning Platform for Innovation in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening >>
(INESC TEC; FEUP)
|INESC TEC; UA||ARSN; BMD;
CHTS; First Solutions;
Soft and Stretchable Mechatronics for Wearable Devices: Fabrication, Implementation and Applications >>
|Aníbal Traça de Almeida
Documents of the 2014 Call for ERIs:
Announcement of the Call by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Terms of Reference for the Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives 2013 Call for Proposals
Application Guidelines for the Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives Call
Evaluation Panel and Proposals Evaluated
CMU Portugal Program Gets Its First Six Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (June 2014)