Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Attracts 12 Million from the Private Sector


Five years after being launched, the program is showing positive results, according to companies, universities and students. The Ministry of Education and Science will evaluate the partnership. Clothing that measures vital signs of cardiac patients. Taxis avoiding traffic, and free from those loud calls from the analog radio. A smart city in Paredes and also an advanced system translating simultaneously both spoken and written language for foreign language students. These are just some of the visible results of the projects that have been or are still being developed under the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)-Portugal program, which involves nine universities in Portugal, as well as associated laboratories, institutes and over 80 companies.

Read the Portuguese article at Económico Online (October 9, 2011).