OPEN CALL for 12 Research Initiation Grants and Research Grants. Applications until 11:59pm (Lisbon time), July 15th 2020.
Applications are open until July 15, 2020 for Crypto Summer by Bee2WasteCrypto, a summer school within the Bee2WasteCrypto project, one of the 10 projects selected by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal).
From July 20, 2020 and for 12 weeks, participants will attend a higher education course in blockchain and cryptocurrencies and work on a co-creation ideation process to generate new solutions for urban solid waste management (MSW), capable of leveraging behavioral changes through their positive discrimination in a model to generate and manage the creation of value, namely through PAYT and Digital Wallet models, in a holistic approach to the life cycle of solid urban waste.
The Bee2WasteCrypto project is led by Compta in partnership with NOVA Information Management School, Instituto Superior Técnico, and 3drivers, and it aims to create an innovative platform, using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology for MSW management.
Registration for the Crypto Summer by Bee2WasteCrypto is open until July 15, 2020, at 11:59 pm, with a Motivation Letter of a maximum of 500 words and a brief Curriculum Vitae of a maximum of two pages.
Among those enrolled in the course, 12 participants will be awarded a Research Initiation Grant (BII) or a Research Grant (BI), in the amounts of €412 and €798 per month, respectively, in accordance with paragraphs 3 and 4 of Appendix I of the FCT Scholarship Regulation (available at https://dre.pt/application/conteudo/127238533), under “Verão com CIência” (“Summer with Science”) – FCT’s special support to “Summer Schools” in Polytechnic Institutions and Universities in the summer of 2020, with presential activities by students, teachers and researchers, including innovative solutions associated with the Economic and Social Stabilization Program, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bee2WasteCrypto project aims to create an innovative platform, using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology for the management of MSW. It is led by Compta in partnership with NOVA Information Management School, Instituto Superior Técnico through the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN +), Carnegie Mellon University and the company 3drivers.
The 12-week program at the Crypto Summer by Bee2WasteCrypto Summer School is available here: https://novacidade.pt/formacao/crypto-summer/