Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge

13th Edition

Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2022



Contest Presentation


Get to know all about the contest by downloading the presentation of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2022.


The Challenge 2022


Consult the information you need before applying to the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2022.


Submit your idea


The application period ended on July 31st 2022




See the highlights of the Closing Events over the years.


Previous editions


Get to know all the previous winners and the themes of their theses, as well as the jury panels since the 1st edition, back in 2010.


Success beyond the Challenge


We catch up with some past edition participants who have gone on to do great things since participating.


In the Press


Read what is being said in the press about us and the participants.

12th edition

PhD winners of 2021

1st prize

Emanuel Carlos


Institution: FCT NOVA

Thesis: “Printed Metal Oxides: A New Era for Sustainable Electronics”

2nd prize

Luís Pádua


Institution: UTAD

Thesis: “Automated Monitoring system for a sustainable agriculture”

3rd prize

Mario Salgado


Institution: UA

Thesis: “Development and implementation of devices for the conversion of agroresidues into energy and biochar in farmers cooperatives of the north Ecuadorian Amazon”

12th edition

MSc winners of 2021

1st prize

Pedro Rolo


Institution: UA

Thesis: “Instrumented and adaptive electromagnetic generators: a new concept of harvesting”

2nd prize

Maria Morais


Institution: FCT NOVA

Thesis: “Wearable non-enzymatic glucose sensor”

3rd prize

Helena Montenegro


Institution: FEUP

Thesis: “Privacy-Preserving visual case-based explanations”