Documents and Reports
The MIT Portugal Program (MPP) collaboration is based on a contractual agreement between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, FCT).
Program funding is provided by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT, the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation) with the goal of strengthening the country’s knowledge base and international competitiveness through strategic investments in research, education, innovative ideas, and entrepreneurial activities.
The governance structure of the program is grounded in the Program Governing Committee (PGC) which is responsible for policy oversight with respect to the overall objectives of the relationship, as well as approval of the annual plan and budget allocation for the proposed activities.
The MPP is also reviewed by an independent External Review Committee (ERC), comprised of independent members from the international scientific community with relevant expertise and approved by the Parties. The ERC reviews the research program and makes recommendations to the Program Directors and the Program Governing Committee.
Below are several documents that assess the impact of the program.
- Activity Report 2022
- Activity Report 2021
- Activity Report ERC 2018-2020
- Activity Report 2020
- Activity Report 2019
- [Phase 1] MIT Portugal 2006-2011 (vol. 1)
- [Phase 1] MIT Portugal 2006-2011 (vol. 2)
- [Phase 2] MIT Portugal Year Book (2016)
- [Phase 2] MIT Portugal Brochure (2017)
- Pfotenhauer, S. M., Jacobs, J. S., Pertuze, J. A., Newman, D. J., & Roos, D. T. (2012). Seeding Change through International University Partnerships: The MIT-Portugal Program as a Driver of Internationalization, Networking, and Innovation. Higher Education Policy, 26(2), 217–242. https://doi.org/10.1057/hep.2012.28
- Pfotenhauer, S. M., Wood, D., Roos, D., & Newman, D. (2016). Architecting complex international science, technology and innovation partnerships (CISTIPs): A study of four global MIT collaborations. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 104, 38–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.12.006
- Pfotenhauer, S., & Jasanoff, S. (2017). Panacea or diagnosis? Imaginaries of innovation and the ‘MIT model’ in three political cultures. Social Studies of Science, 47(6), 783–810. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306312717706110