Presentation of new Collaborative Labs
The National Innovation Agency (ANI), the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the Northern Regional Coordination and Development Commission present five new Collaborative Laboratories (CoLAB).
The session will include the presentation of the five new CoLAB, including Food4Sustainability, and the testimony of some of the already recognized Collaborative Laboratories. The main goal of CoLAB is to create, directly and indirectly, qualified and scientific jobs in Portugal through research and innovation oriented to the creation of economic and social value.
FCT is the entity responsible for the process of recognition and award of the title "Collaborative Laboratory" and ANI is the entity responsible for monitoring the implementation of the research and innovation agenda. The creation of CoLABs is supported under the Interface Program, which aims to enhance Portuguese products value through innovation, increased productivity, value creation and the incorporation of technology in the production processes of domestic companies, increasing the competitiveness of the Portuguese economy and companies in national and international markets.
The closing ceremony will be chaired by Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education.