Event was in September 5, held at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

ERIs Researchers Gathered for Workshop in Lisbon

To provide an opportunity for the Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives (ERIs) members to get to know each other, and identify areas of collaboration; and to brief them on topics related to Technology Transfer, emphasizing issues specific to international collaborations were the main purposes of CMU Portugal Program ERIs Workshop. The event was held on September 5, at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, in Lisbon, and was conducted by the Associate Director of CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC), Tara Branstad.

The event had a significant and positive feedback. One of the Program’s Scientific Director, Joana Mendonça, was the chair of a Collaboration Opportunities Discussion where several key topics were suggested and debated, such as new sources of funding and ways of boosting interaction between projects.

The workshop included sessions to discuss collaboration opportunities, where each ERI had the opportunity to present the work that is been developed. A two-hour seminar about Technology Transfer also took place, as it is a main purpose of these projects.

The first call ERIs, from 2013, are already halfway through their workplans and for this reason they had the chance to have one-to-one meetings with Tara Branstad. These meetings were focused on their specific Technology Transfer challenges. 

The presentations were made by researchers, who are part of the following ERIs: TEIPL (Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy Lab), VR2MARKET (Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Product for First Response and other Hazardous Professions), SCREEN-DR (Image Analysis and Machine Learning Platform for Innovation in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening), AHA (Augmented Human Assistance), INSIDE (Intelligent Networked robot Systems for Symbiotic Interaction with Children with Impaired Development), BIOVISUALSPEECH (An Interactive Platform for Speech Therapy with Visual Bio-feedback), +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), E4VALUE (Innovation Dynamics in Aeronautics and Embraer in Évora - Towards a Distributed Platform for Entrepreneurial Initiatives, New Employment and Skills Development, STRETCHRONICS (Soft and Stretchable Mechatronics for Wearable Devices: Fabrication, Implementation and Applications), HYRAX (Crowd-sourcing Mobile Devices to Develop Edge Clouds), GOLOCAL (From monitoring global data streams to context-aware recommendations), and S2MOVINGCITY (Sensing and Serving a Moving City).

September 2016