Timeline

UT Austin Portugal

2019
September

UT Austin Portugal Program’s 2019 Annual Conference

UT Austin Portugal Program’s 2019 Annual Conference
On September 20 2019, the UT Austin Portugal Program hosted its annual conference, “Create Knowledge. Foster Change: Towards a New Decade of Joint Achievements”. The event was held at the University of Minho and brought Professor Robert A. Peterson to discuss innovation commercialization matters, serving as the keynote speaker. The annual conference also allowed participants to learn more about the latest research topics and innovation trends in the areas of Quantum Computing and Wearables and Advanced Textiles, in two Masterclasses led by top-notch speakers; and provided a stage to showcase research work and network with peers in Poster and Exhibition session.
July

First supercomputer in Portugal

First supercomputer in Portugal
With the arrival of the first Portuguese supercomputer, the country will greatly expand its capacity in advanced computing, also starting the activities of the Minho Advanced Computing Center (MACC), within the scope of the UT Austin Portugal Program. The super machine is named after Robert A. Peterson, former Principal Investigator of the UT Austin Portugal Program, and originator of the idea to bring the supercomputer to Portugal.
June

Immersive Training in Advanced Scientific Visualization

Immersive Training in Advanced Scientific Visualization
Within the framework of the UT Austin Portugal Program, an online scientific visualization training organized by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), was open to the Portuguese scientific community. Hosted at Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, the 4 day intensive training relied on local monitors. This was the first time a TACC training course was remotely available for Portuguese researchers.
February

Portuguese delegation visits UT Austin to kick-start activities

Portuguese delegation visits UT Austin to kick-start activities
On February 2019, a Portuguese delegation that included the President of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Paulo Ferrão, the Director of Air Center, Joaquín Brito, the National Directorate of the Program and the Area Directors, was at UT Austin campus to prepare the ground for a number of promising activities planned for the year.
2018
September

New leadership for the UT Austin Portugal Program 2018-2030

New leadership for the UT Austin Portugal Program 2018-2030
The new directors of the UT Austin Portugal Program were formally appointed on September 2018, at Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, in Lisbon. The UT Austin Portugal Program will be headed by José Manuel Mendonça and Rui Oliveira, and Sara Brandão as the executive director on the Portuguese side. From the University of Texas at Austin, John Ekerdt and Marco Bravo will be the co-principal investigator and executive director on the American side.
June

Advanced Computing Training Program

Advanced Computing Training Program
Call for Applications to the Advanced Computing Training Program in the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin
February

New Program areas 2018-2030

New Program areas 2018-2030
2018-2030 Space-Earth Interactions, Advanced Computing, Nanotechnologies, Medical Physics, and Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
February

Agreement closed between FCT and UT Austin (Phase III)

Agreement closed between FCT and UT Austin (Phase III)
UT Austin Portugal Program was renewed for another decade in a public ceremony held at CEiiA on February 2018. The signing ceremony was presided by the Portuguese Prime Minister and the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education.
 
2013
March

UTEN workshops and training initiatives for Portuguese entrepreneurs

UTEN workshops and training initiatives for Portuguese entrepreneurs
2013-2018 The 2013 UTEN Annual Conference, held in Porto, was designed to promote new relations with Latin America and to help increase awareness of the emerging patterns, related challenges, and opportunities associated with international technology transfer and commercialization of products from small and medium-size enterprises, during a time of global financial constraint.
February

Global Startup Program

Global Startup Program
2013-2017 The Global Startup Program aims to assist Portuguese entrepreneurial endeavors in different phases of development.  
January

Agreement closed between FCT and UT Austin (Phase II)

Agreement closed between FCT and UT Austin (Phase II)
The memorandum of understanding between the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the University of Texas in Austin has been signed to guarantee the continuity of the UT Austin | Portugal Program for another five years, with an annual investment of €2M.
2011
September

US Connect pilot program for startups

US Connect pilot program for startups
2011-2012 US Connect pilot program on business development to help Portuguese startups make the transition to global markets, primarily by closing business deals in the United States.
2008
January

Research and training in Digital Media, Advanced Computing, Applied Mathematics, and Emerging Technologies

Research and training in Digital Media, Advanced Computing, Applied Mathematics, and Emerging Technologies
2008-2018 Call for projects, classes, summer courses, workshops, annual conference.
2007
May

UTEN initiative kickoff

UTEN initiative kickoff
Workshops, webinars, training in technology transfer for TTOs.
April

CoLab initiative kickoff

CoLab initiative kickoff
Research in Digital Media, Advanced Computing, Applied Mathematics, and Emerging Technologies.
March

Agreement closed between FCT and UT Austin (Phase I)

Agreement closed between FCT and UT Austin (Phase I)
A protocol between the Portuguese State and UT Austin, conducted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, was formalized. The agreement with the University of Texas includes the participation of 15 universities, 3 associated laboratories, 4 science parks, and 2 government agencies, in addition to 12 Portuguese companies in the area of Media and Technology.
2006
September

Technical assessment to Portugal S&T by a team from UT Austin