2019 @PT Call for Exploratory Proposals
Exploratory research projects are single year-long projects hosted at Portuguese Universities to address emergent research topics. We hope these projects can have a high impact for Portugal as a scalable living laboratory and innovation ecosystem for the development of new products and services with a global reach. We also hope to foster an increase of competitiveness for the Portuguese economy in knowledge-based industries by funding these projects.
Projects should be conceptualized through an integrated and multidisciplinary research design with a view towards piloting and scalability involving the National Research and Innovation System, MIT, or other public and private partners.
Research activity between MIT and Portuguese universities should develop smart solutions, foster value out of knowledge/research, promote sustainable thinking, integrate human factors and technology, and stimulate multidisciplinary approaches.
The 2019 Exploratory Project Proposals will target four areas:
- Climate Science & Climate Change
- Earth Systems: Oceans to Near to Space
- Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
- Sustainable Cities
All exploratory projects have the long-term objective to develop innovative products and services with high export potential that should spearhead Portugal’s international competitiveness and innovative capacity in science and technology, and ultimately contribute to the growth of the Portuguese economy.
Stay tuned as the call will be opened soon!