On the 13th edition of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge we have decided to go closer to students, researchers, and universities. Thus, we have launched the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge ON THE ROAD.
Each year, the idea contest will have a different University as a host. For being the Portuguese University with most awarded students/researchers at the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge, University of Aveiro will be the host for 2022, the first year of the ON THE ROAD edition.
Fraunhofer Portugal wishes to motivate and award research of practical utility through the attribution of Prizes and Distinctions to students and researchers that contribute to the philosophy behind Fraunhofer Portugal's vision, ‘A Driving Force in Innovation”, and its mission, to develop ‘Research of Practical Utility.
The Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge is an idea contest promoted by Fraunhofer Portugal with the objective of motivating and rewarding research of practical utility, through the attribution of a scientific prize to MSc and PhD students and researchers from Portuguese Universities.
The Challenge consists of awarding the best ideas based on graduation theses that were developed having ‘Research of Practical Utility’ in mind. By this we mean ideas based on theses' concepts that clearly demonstrate a concern with the direct applicability of its results in industry and markets.