M-ITI has been continuing to foster our relationship between research and politics by welcoming the Commission of Economy, Innovation and Public Works of the Assembly of the Republic, on March 21. The delegation was composed of Members of Parliament of the largest political parties.
This was one of the three-day visits in Madeira, in which the Commission had protocol and working meetings with some of the most prominent institutions in Madeira Island.
During this visit, M-ITI's main projects were showcased, including M-ITI startup PRSMA. Researchers also had the opportunity to exchange ideas with the politicians, which is essential to expand government support for research and development.
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Last Friday, March 24, M-ITI was honored to receive the visit of the Chinese Ambassador to Portugal, Mr. Cai Run, as well as the First Secretary of the Embassy, Mr. Ma Yue, and the Second Secretary, Ms. Fan Yue. This visit was an opportunity to show the ambassador some of our work, and to explore future research partnerships.
The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) has an open a call for individual doctoral grants. The call will be open from March 1-31 (until 17:00, Lisbon hour).
The requirements of application, and all information are available online:
The applications are submitted online, in FCT’s studentships portal, until March 31, 17:00 (Lisbon hour).
M-ITI has 2 doctoral programs accredited by FCT, the PhD in Digital Media and the PhD in Networked Interactive Cyber-Physical Systems. If you are interested in M-ITI’s PhD programs, contact the academic office by email (email@example.com) or by phone (351) 291 721 006.
Last week M-ITI participated in the public launch of the ENERMAC project in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. ENERMAC - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the Sustainable Development of West Africa and the Macaronesian Islands – is funded by the Macaronesia Regional Cooperation programme (MAC 1420), a program that fosters cooperation between entities in the Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores. This project involves a total of fifteen entities from Madeira, the Canary Islands, Cabo Verde and Mauritania.
ENERMAC is developed around three main objectives: energy planning, the rational use of energy, and the analysis of the electricity grids in order to reinforce them. This meeting gathered the project partners, in order to inform and coordinate the start of the technical activities that will revolve around these three objectives.