Luís Caires, President of the FCT NOVA Department of Informatics and Director of the NOVA Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics (NOVA LINCS), was part of the delegation that accompanied the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, during an official visit to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
The visit took place on February 1st, under the initiative of Global Science and Technology Partnerships Portugal (GoPortugal), and marked the beginning of Phase III of the CMU Program | Portugal.
The Minister was accompanied by a delegation of several heads of entities from the research and innovation system, including the President of the Foundation for Science and Technology, the Directors of the CMU | Portugal Program, coordinators of research centers and representatives of Portuguese companies.
The CMU Program | Portugal is an international partnership involving several Portuguese universities and Carnegie Mellon, aiming to put Portugal at the forefront of innovation in key areas of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
This program with Carnegie Mellon is one of three partnerships with US universities (CMU, MIT and UT Austin) that are part of Global Science and Technology Partnerships Portugal (GoPortugal).
The GoPortugal initiative, which extends until 2030, aims to stimulate scientific and business development, promote the affirmation of Portugal in the world through scientific and economic valorization, and attract funding.