TEIPL: Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy Lab

Research teams: CMU; UCP; IMM-FMUL; IST-UL
Organizations: INNOSABI; Microsoft; NOVARTIS
Main Research Area: User Innovation; Technology-based Entrepreneurship; Innovation Policy; Innovation in the Health-care Sector
CMU Portugal Program webpage: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5241
Principal Investigators: Pedro Oliveira (UCP; CLSBE); Lee Branstetter (CMU; SDS/Heinz)

The Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Laboratory (hereinafter referred to as The Lab) is a multidisciplinary initiative that brings together leading academic and corporate partners to investigate technological innovation, created by both users and producers in order to achieve socio-economic wealth. Its mission is to conduct research and policy analyses on the development and diffusion of entrepreneurship and innovation, to unlock Portugal’s global competitiveness.

The Lab builds upon the expertise of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program in entrepreneurship, technological change and innovation, and extend it to the areas of healthcare and technology. The academic partners include Católica-Lisbon, IST-UL, IMMFMUL and CMU. Researchers from reputable institutions (such as MIT, NYU, Mass General Hospital, and Bocconi) have participated on an individual basis.

18 papers have been published in leading journals including Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Org Science among other. Also, one of the The Lab’s related initiatives, Patient Innovation, has received several awards and special recognitions including: “Non-profit Startup of the Year 2016 Award” at The Healthcare Startup Awards in London (Dec 17 2016). Over 1000 startups from all over the world were considered for the awards.; The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Kin-moon, recognized Patient Innovation as an example of “Commitments to Collective Action” for contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and deemed the project as “highly encouraging” (Nov 29 2016); Featured in the exhibition “Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution” organized by the London Science Museum, which includes pictures of the founders of Patient Innovation and several innovations by patients. The exhibition will visit 29 European countries from 2016 to 2018;  AACSB recognized Patient Innovation as Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge Honoree (2017); Featured in a case study entitled “Patient Innovation: empowering user innovators in healthcare” by Nadia Massari, Solvay Business School, Belgium (2016) among other.