New R&TD Co-promotion Competition International partnerships


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A formal notice will be released soon

novo logo PIpngIn February 2019, a competition will be launched on the Balcão Portugal 2020 platform (www.portugal2020.pt), to fund projects as a collaboration between companies and non-corporate entities of the R&I system. The planned budget is 18 M€.

The launch of this competition marks the third phase of International Partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of Texas in Austin (UT Austin), which began in 2018 and will run until 2023.

The intention is to turn Portuguese companies into a dynamic force in collaborative networks and projects, with support from Portuguese R&D institutions, drawing on the experience and knowledge of North American universities. The aim is to build a model in which Portuguese companies lead the process to modernise the economic fabric, by strengthening the innovation ecosystem in Portugal.

Applications will be allowed from collaborative projects led by Portuguese companies, implemented in partnership with Portuguese academic bodies that contribute to consolidating the intergovernmental “Atlantic Interactions” (http://www.atlanticinteractions.org) initiative, on topics identified in the respective programmes (CMU Portugal, MIT Portugal and UT Austin Portugal), specifically:


Under the CMU-Portugal Program

  • Data Science and Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Autonomy and Mobility
  • Design in a Variety of Societal Settings and Applications

 Under the MIT-Portugal Program

  • Climate Sciences and Climate Change
  • Earth Systems: Oceans to Near Space
  • Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Cities

Under the UTA-Portugal Program

  • Space-Earth Interactions
  • Advanced Computing, Quantum Computing, Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Medical Physics for Emerging Cancer Therapies
  • Nanomaterials for News Markets

Competition projects must include the participation of at least one Principal Investigator (PI) from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT or UT Austin on one or more of the topics mentioned for each partnership.

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Aims to stimulate scientific and entrepreneurial development; to promote Portugal’s positioning in the World through the scientific and economic valorisation of an innovative agenda on “Atlantic Interactions”; attract funding and mobilize various actors, national and international, using an innovative approach in several areas of knowledge. This new stage will provide the creation of qualified employment, attracting human resources of recognized international merit to Portugal.1bannerGoPt