Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives 2014 

 2nd Call for ERIs closed on December 16, 2014! More information is available  here. 

The Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs) 2014 call selected six projects with a common technological base: two of them search for solutions on health area and another two aim to find solutions on industrial sector. The last two selected proposals focus on monitoring global data streams to context-aware recommendations and on creating new ways of collecting and processing a moving city data in order to improve urban management and planning.

More than 40 institutions of higher education and research, as well as the Carnegie Mellon University and companies, from startups to multinationals, are involved.

The 2014 call had 24 applications submitted and the six proposals approved for funding have a total budget of 5,2 million Euros for four years. 

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2014 Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives
Six proposals were approved for funding,
with a total budget of approximately 5.2 million Euros for four years. 
 
Name of the ERI  
 Portuguese PI
 
 
 
CMU  
PI  
 
Portuguese 
Institutions
 
 Organisations 
+ATLANTIC: 

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 >>  

 
Ramiro Neves
(IST-UL)

 
Michael Griffin
(EPP)

 
IST-ID;
ARDITI;
M-ITI
 
AM; CEIIA;
EMAM; ISQ;
ONIP; PETROGAL/Galp-E;
R-Tech; TECHNIP;
WAVEC
 
         
BioVisualSpeech: 
An Interactive Platform for Speech Therapy with Visual Bio-feedback
>> 
Sofia Cavaco
(NOVA.ID.FCT; FCT/UNL)

 
Maxine Eskenazi
(LTI)



 
NOVA.ID.FCT;
INESC ID


 
CHLC; ESSA;
HDE; SCML;
Voice Interaction
 
         
GoLocal: 
From monitoring global data streams to context-aware recommendations
>> 
João Magalhães
(NOVA.ID.FCT; FCT/UNL) 


 
Jamie Callan
(CS)



 
NOVA.ID.FCT;
INESC ID;
IT

 
CML;
Priberam;
SAPO-LABS

 
         
S2MovingCity: 
Sensing and Serving a Moving City
>> 
Susana Sargento
(IT/UA)
Manuela Veloso
(CS)

 
IT;
UA

 
APD;
CMP;
Veniam
         
SCREEN-DR: 
Image Analysis and Machine Learning Platform for Innovation in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
>> 
Aurélio Campilho
(INESC TEC; FEUP)

 

 
Gustavo Rohde
(BE)

 

 
INESC TEC; UA

 
ARSN; BMD;
CHTS; First Solutions;
HSJ; UPMC
 
         
STRETCHTRONICS: 
Soft and Stretchable Mechatronics for Wearable Devices: Fabrication, Implementation and Applications
>> 
Aníbal Traça de Almeida
(ISR-Coimbra; UC)


 
Carmel Majidi
(ME)




 
ISR-Coimbra;
IPLEIRIA;
UC



 
CENTIMFE
 


 
         

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 2014 Call for Proposals
Application Guidelines for the Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives Call
Evaluation Panel and Proposals Evaluated  

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Articles:
CMU Portugal Program PI Susana Sargento is the European Union 2016 Woman Innovator (March 2016)

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