Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge

12th Edition

Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2021


Contest Presentation


Get to know all about the contest by downloading the presentation of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2021.


The Challenge


Consult the information you need before applying to the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2021.


Submit your idea


The application period ended on July 31st 2021




See the highlights of the Closing Events over the years.


Previous editions


Get to know all the previous winners and the themes of their theses, as well as the jury panels since the 1st edition, back in 2010.


Success beyond the Challenge


We catch up with some past edition participants who have gone on to do great things since participating.


In the Press


Read what is being said in the press about us and the participants.

11th edition

PhD winners of 2020

1st prize

Inês Machado


Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico

Thesis: “Sneaking into the brain with a new GPS-like technology”

2nd prize

Renato Panda


Institution: Universidade de Coimbra

Thesis: "Improving music discovery and retrieval with emotionally relevant audio features"

3rd prize

Daniel Dinis


Institution: Universidade de Aveiro

Thesis: "All-Digital Antenna Array Transmitter"

11th edition

MSc winners of 2020

1st prize

Isabel Oliveira


Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Thesis: “Understanding the decisions of CNNs: An in-model approach”


2nd prize

Pedro Dias


Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Thesis: “Understanding deep learning decisions in EEG signals”

3rd prize

Bruno Degardin


Institution: Universidade da Beira Interior

Thesis: “Weakly and Partially Supervised Learning Frameworks for Anomaly Detection”