Christopher Csikszentmihályi has been appointed ERAChair of HCI and Design Innovation

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) of the University of Madeira was awarded an ERA Chair beginning in 2014. This prestigious grant awarded to only eleven research institutions in Europe aims at making M-ITI into an excellence research center in HCI and design.

WIRE 2017

Prof. Chris Csíkszentmihályi is invited to speak at the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe. This year, the Technical University of Košice (Slovakia) will host the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference is supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation…

Building a ProBot

The CTP Lab team did a tutorial on how to build a self-balancing robot, and is taking part in a competition at, the world’s largest collaborative hardware development community. The tutorial is also available here.  

“Lá-Lá Madeira toys” exhibition

Students in their last year of the Design degree from the University of Madeira were challenged to make toys using the CTP lab machines. These toys were accomplished using both low and high technology, design and craft, local and global culture. They were meant to be regionally characteristic for the new creative communities. Some examples of the prototypes created in…

The Chinese Ambassador to Portugal visits M-ITI

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 on March 24. This visit was an opportunity to show the ambassador some of our work, and to explore future research partnerships.

M-ITI welcomes the Commission of Economy, Innovation and Public Works of the Assembly of the Republic

M-ITI continues to foster the relationship of research and politics, by welcoming the Commission for Economy, Innovation and Public Works of the Assembly of the Republic, on March 21. The delegation was comprised by 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…

Prof. Csíkszentmihályi, a keynote at the Cowerk

On 1 March 2017, the Institute for Organic Economic Development in Berlin hosted the conference “The Transformative Power of the Makers”, in Berlin. In addition to lectures on the Fab City Barcelona, ​​there were working groups, in which aspects of the culture of the maker were developed.  

Laser Cutter Machine

The newest machine of the M-ITI CTP Lab has arrived! It’s a Universal Laser Cutter, able to cut wood, acrylic, paper, rubber, cloth, and other materials with very high accuracy. It is extremely fast and the most popular tool of labs like ours around the world. This new piece of equipment,  made possible by the H2020 Leapfrog ERA Chair, will…

Island Dynamics Conference

James Auger and Julian Hanna attended the Island Dynamics Conference – “REMOTE: Rethinking Remoteness and Peripherality”, in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, 16-19 January 2017. They presented the paper “Promise in the Periphery: Designing Bespoke Energy for Madeira”. More info here.