Regional schools visit M-ITI

Members of our community often receive students from local schools, tailoring their presentations according to visitors. These are opportunities to connect local students to research, engaging them in the project demonstrations that M-ITI researchers are developing.  

Official Visit from the Government of the Azores

The Government of the Azores members officially visited Madeira on January 23-25, 2018. The members of this group were the President of the Azores Government, Dr. Vasco Cordeiro; Vice President Dr. Sérgio Ávila, Regional Secretary of Transportation and Public Construction, Dr. Ana Cunha; Regional Secretary of Health, Dr. Rui Luís; Regional Adjunct Secretary for the External Relations, Dr. Rui Bettencourt.…

The Newton Machine is the winner of the II Cultural Innovation International Prize

The Newton Machine project by James Auger, Julian Hanna, Enrique Encinas, Parakram Pyakurel, Mohammed Ali (Madeira Interactive Technologies) and Laura Watts (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) in collaboration with Community Energy Scotland, is the winner of the II Cultural Innovation International Prize, which is now exhibited at the CCCB, Barcelona. The project turns an ethereal subject like energy sourcing and…

Open Instititue V2: Open in a Time of Closure

M-ITI and the University of Texas at Austin will be hosting a conference and workshops in Madeira, Open Institute V2: Open in a Time of Closure, 15 – 20 December 2017. Many of the ideals around ‘open’ in the last two decades are facing dramatic retrogression. The open Internet is under threat, already lost in much of the world. Borders…

ERA Chair projects presented to the local community

ARDITI organized the Science in the Market 2017, 3rd edition, co-organized with M-ITI. This event took place in the Fishmonger’s part of the Farmers Market in Fucnhal, on November 22. The Science in the Market integrates the celebrations of the Science and Technology Week, which is nationally celebrated between November 22 and 26. It aims at demonstrating the Science and Technology being…

CTP Workshops are a success!

Since July 2017 the Critical Technical Practice Group (CTP) has been offering a series of workshop to help the academic community to develop prototyping skills. The workshops are short-term and hands-on. Students and researchers gather at the CTP lab to learn how to use the newly purchased machines to build their own prototypes.      

On the Collaborative Economy. Learning From Critical Perspectives, Training School, 20 -24 Nov 2017

Prof. Maurizio Teli, ERA Chair research faculty, is Working Group Leader of the cost Action CA16121, “From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy. In the context of this CA, the Training School (TS) “On the collaborative economy. Learning from critical perspectives,” is taking place at M-ITI from 20 to 24 Nov. 2017. The TS relates directly to the core…

WIRE 2017 Interview Nuno Nunes

Nuno Nunes was an invited speaker of the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference was supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and was related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency. The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE)…

WIRE 2017 Interview Chris Csíkszentmihályi

Chris Csíkszentmihályi was an invited speaker of the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference was supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and was related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency. The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE)…