Alcatel-Lucent and Government bring Bell Labs closer to Portugal

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Alcatel-Lucent and the Foundation for Science and Technology tomorrow sign a cooperation protocol for the launch of a Chair that will be financed at 75 percent by the company and selected by public tender under the Science 2008 Program.

At the event, a cooperation protocol will also be signed between Alcatel-Lucent Portugal, the Bell Labs (research structure of the multinational), the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC) and FCT. This agreement aims to foster cooperation between Portuguese institutions and Bell Labs and establish a bridge that allows Portuguese students to have access to internships in American laboratories.

In the presentation session of the Chair Debasis Mitra, vice president of Bell Labs, he will detail the Bell Labs strategy and the «potential for its connection to the scientific community and companies in Portugal», indicates a press release from the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Bell Laboratories are headquartered in the United States and have been operating for more than 80 years, having produced more than 33,000 patents, 3,000 of which in 2007 and received 6 Nobel prizes.

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