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The MIT Portugal Program is an international partnership involving MIT, universities and industry in Portugal, funded by FCT.
The MIT Portugal Program is an international partnership involving MIT, universities and industry in Portugal, funded by FCT.

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Student Profile: Khadija Benis is conducting her doctoral research in Sustainable Energy Systems at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), under the MIT Portugal Program. She is currently involved in the Suscity project, one of MPP three test-beds and last year she spent 7 months at the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT). More about her profile on our website.


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The MIT Portugal Program´s I&E Course final pitches are being prepared for tomorrow´s Presentations Session. All the students involved in this one week intensive workshop on Innovation & Entrepreneurship were organized in groups regardless of their Educational Program. Tomorrow they will present and put up to discussion their work to MPP Faculty.
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09/02/17
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The first day of the MIT Portugal I&E Entrepreneurship Course started with a full room and included a welcome note from the MIT Portugal Program Director at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Bruce Tidor. In the afternoon MIT faculty Christina Chase joined the Portuguese Faculty Frederico Ferreira and Nuno Arantes-Oliveira.
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06/02/17
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Applications to the PhD and Advanced Courses for 2017/2018 at the MIT Portugal Program are now open! The first Call for Phd Courses ends on April 16th and for the Advanced Courses on June 4th. More information at our website.
http://www.mitportugal.org/education/apply

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Suscity and IAMAT test-beds highlighted on the Radio Program "90 Segundos de Ciência". Pedro Camanho, MIT Portugal Professor at Universidade do Porto (FEUP) and vice-president of INEGI Porto was interviewed about his project IAMAT (Introduction of Advanced Materials Technologies into New Product Development for the Mobility Industries) and André Pina, postdoctoral researcher at IN + in collaboration with MPP, spoke about the Suscity Project.
http://www.mitportugal.org/mitp-media/in-the-media/2177-suscity-and-iamat-test-bed-projects-featured-on-the-antena-1-radio-program-90-segundos-de-ciencia

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MIT Portugal Program Pedro Camanho, MIT Portugal Program Professor at Universidade do Porto (FEUP) and vice-president of INEGI Porto was interviewed on 90 Segundos de Ciência about his project IAMAT (Introduction of Advanced Materials Technologies into New Product Development for the Mobility Industries), one of the three MIT Portugal test-bed projects.

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The 2017 MIT Portugal Call for Exploratory Proposals is officially open until March 8, 2017 at 17:00 Lisbon time.
Applications can be submitted under the following themes:
- Integrative research based in the context of the AIR Center
- Sustainable and data driven urban systems
- New industrial concepts and smart factories
- Bio & Medical Devices
- Sustainable Transportation Systems

The initiative will provide funding to 18 Exploratory Projects for a period of one year. 

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Claudia Amorim is a MIT Portugal Program Bioengineering Phd student at the University of Minho currently working on a project to create food that helps to prevent diseases thanks to the use of peels. Her goal is to transform food components that we usually waste such as onionskin, corn kernel or garlic stem, to produce prebiotics that can be incorporated into some types of food.
More about Claudia´s project on SIC Notícias!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_77--XHdhBg

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The MIT Portugal Program National Director, spoke on 90 Segundos de Ciência, a Antena 1 Radio Program dedicated to promote Portuguese Research. Pedro Arezes´ interview was focused on a project known as "cockpit of the future" which is being developed by the University of Minho in a partnhership with Bosch Portugal to design and create autonomous cars.
Whitout a driver, what changes in the interior design of a car? Will entertainment and comfort somehow compromise safety? Listen to the interview to know more! http://www.90segundosdeciencia.pt/episodes/ep-31-pedro-arezes/
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03/01/17
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MIT Portugal Program Team wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with success!
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