CMU Portugal Public Sessions on the Call for Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives

We are organizing a new series of meetings in Portuguese universities to present and discuss the goals, structure, and financial support for the ERIs. As you know, the CMU Portugal Call for Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives will remain open until 5pm (GMT), of October 16, 2013. Funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), the Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs) are projects in science, engineering, management and policy that link both fundamental and applied research to technological innovation and economic development, explicitly focusing on important real world problems entailing significant scientific challenges. Approximately € 6 million, half in Portugal and half at CMU, are expected to be available to support four to seven ERIs, for up to 4 years. More information about the Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs) is available at link.

The target audience for these meetings includes faculty members, researchers, doctoral students, senior staff of innovation and entrepreneurship support organizations, business executives, and startup managers. The director of the CMU Portugal Program will present the concept and goals for the ERIs, followed by a Q&A moment.

Calendar for these events:

September 13, 2013
16:00 - 17:30 Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto (Amphitheatre 2, DCC Building)

September 19, 2013
09:30 - 10:30 Universidade do Minho (Amphitheatre A2, Informatics Department, Gualtar Campus, Braga)
15:00-16:30 Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Library Auditorium)

September 20, 2013
11:00-12:00 Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC)
15:00-16:30 Universidade de Aveiro (Amphitheater, IEETA)

September 24, 2013
15:00 - 16:30 Fundação of the Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade de Lisboa (Amphitheatre)

September 26, 2013
09:30 - 11:00 Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (tbd)

September 27, 2013
10:30 - 12:00 Católica-Lisbon School (3th floor, 536)
14:00 - 17:30 Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Salão Nobre)


In order to prepare the logistics for the event, please register at here.

Please forward this announcement to any interested parties, and feel free to contact us if you think that we can be of any help, using the email eris@cmuportugal.org.