CMU Portugal Program has 12 New Partner Organizations

Twelve new protocols have been signed between the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and as many Portuguese organizations, for the next phase of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, an international partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.

The new partners include the Portuguese companies Accenture, Altice, Thales, Nos, Unbabel, Uniplaces, Farfetch, Tekever, Feedzai, Ceia, Talkdesk and Veniam. The agreements were signed at the launch of the GoPortugal program in Matosinhos last week. 

In the scope of these recently signed protocols, Altice Portugal, for one, has become an "industrial partner" and has committed itself to significantly increase its investment in research and development (R & D). The company also plans to create qualified employment by 2030 and promote several actions under the Carnegie Mellon-Portugal Program, in order to bring its activities closer to those of the Portuguese academics, in the areas of teaching, research and development.

Accordingly, Altice has pledged to support advanced training courses integrated in the program associated with CMU Portugal. "This agreement is perfectly natural and aligned with Altice's commitment to science, research and development through Altice Labs," said Alcino Lavrador, general manager of this unit in Portugal.

Read the Portuguese articles at PC Guia Online, ComputerWorld Online (February 19, 2018) Jornal Económico Online (February 17, 2018) Distrito OnlineEco-Economia OnlineI OnlineSol Online (February 16, 2018)