Lead Projects

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), funds a number of innovative research projects, which are selected by means of open calls and independent evaluation by international experts. Each proposal must include at least two research institutions in Portugal, one research group at Carnegie Mellon and one Portuguese company. A financial commitment from the industrial partner is expected, which can take many forms from direct funding to man power or prototyping.

Beyond traditional measures of success, such as scientific and technological significance of results, quality and number of publications, patents, degrees conferred, and number of students, post-doctoral and other young researchers involved, the impact of projects will be measured also by the successful deployment of research prototypes and the adoption of new services by the leading companies and by building successful partnerships between industry and academia.

Research projects typically involve faculty members, researchers, and Ph.D. students. It is desired that they also result in research opportunities for undergraduates, both as a tool for recruiting talent and as a means of promoting the scientific culture of our society.  


The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program first and second calls for proposals resulted in twenty five new R&D projects:

1st Call of Research Projects (these projects ended in 2012) 

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2nd Call of Research Projects

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Projects approved in the Call 2009 in Applications of Mathematics Thematic Areas, in the framework of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and UT Austin-Portugal 

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