inRes 2017: Application and Selection

Application and Selection     
Structure and Activities
Eligibility and Support
Schedule and Key Dates                    
Success Stories
Teams and Past Editions                    


The two team members that will participate in the inRes Initiative should submit the application form in English, on behalf of an entrepreneurial team. The application form will identify and describe: the team and the two members that will participate in inRes; the endorsers; the technology, product/service and market, business model; the development stage and path to market. The application form is now available.

    Application step-by-step:

         - Download and complete the application form
         - Provide a CV for each team member
         - Provide a motivation letter for each team member
         - Obtain two reference letters (minimum)
         - Send all documents to

Selection Process

Selection starts immediately after application, and is structured as a two-stage process:

- the first stage includes an in-person interview and selects the set of teams that will have access to Phase 1 - Preparation in Portugal;

- the second stage takes place throughout Phase 1 - Preparation in Portugal, and selects the set of teams will have access to Phase 2 - Immersion at CMU.

In-Person Interview

As part of the selection process, all the applicants will be interviewed in person or by videoconference by the core team of experts. The interviews will be conducted in Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon, using videoconference facilities at local universities, if necessary. The in-person interviews will be scheduled.

Evaluation Criteria  

The CMU Portugal Program is looking for applications with:

 - a strong and committed team, capable of taking advantage of an immersion period in the US;

 - an ICT-based product/service, with proven technical feasibility, a clear value proposition, and a clear competitive advantage;

 - a product/service that caters to a strong need, in a large market, with a favorable competitive position;

 - a realistic path to market;

 - a reasonable level of initial interactions with target markets and industries, and minimally consistent product/service and business concepts;

 - projects that do not yet have steady and significant revenue streams.

Evaluation Panel

The evaluation panel includes a group of specialists of the inRes network and the directors of the CMU Portugal Program. 

Results Announcement

The results will be communicated by email to the applicants.