Luis Reto, Rector of ISCTE commented, "This year's teams offer a broad range of projects that challenge and innovate in their fields. This competition enables enterprises and projects in early stages to have access to knowledge and expertise of MIT and the ISCTE, making them open to global markets. This award was designed in an innovative way in order to put a strong focus on i.e. 'learning by doing', including the creation of conditions conducive to the global projection of the start-ups."
For Paulo Ferro, Director of MIT Portugal Program, "BGI competition is the largest of its kind in Portugal and embodies a major bet in promoting the interaction between researchers and entrepreneurs with their MIT partners, thus sharing their invaluable experience in the business world and technology transfer. The results achieved so far by the participating companies are certainly encouraging taking in account the private funding already raised and the number of qualified jobs provided. In the future it will be essential to continue to support initiatives like these, which promote and support the internationalization of technology based companies that present products and services with added value from research and innovation."
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