A research team—including Cedric Honnet and Joseph Paradiso of the Responsive Environments group, alongside collaborators Ana Baptista and Amjid Rafique of the NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA) in Lisbon, Portugal—have been awarded a 2023 seed grant from the MIT Portugal Program for their proposal titled: "Modernizing photovoltaic textiles for scalability and wearable applications.”
The MIT Portugal Program (MPP) is a strategic international partnership between MIT, Portuguese universities and research institutions, the Portuguese government, as well as partners from industry and other non-academic institutions, with the goal of fostering collaborative research. The seed grants are designed to encourage such collaborations and to generate new ideas and advance research both in Portugal and at MIT.
Proposals are accepted from MIT Principal Investigators from any school, department, laboratory, or center. While this funding is exclusively for MIT Principal Investigators, proposals are expected to include collaboration with Portuguese faculty, students, industry, or other institutions in Portugal.