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Development of a Business Plan for establishment of The Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine, a new Centre of Excellence in Portugal

Objective

This proposal aims to develop the necessary endeavours to elaborate a robust and feasible Business Plan that will be the basis for the creation of a new Centre of Excellence in Portugal – The Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine. It is an initiative of the Portuguese Foundation for Science & Technology, scientifically coordinated by the University of Minho and involving a national partnership formed by the 6 top-ranked Portuguese universities. The new Centre will result from a teaming process with the University College London, an institution of research and innovation excellence from the UK. The experience and expertise of all these entities – future founding members of the new Centre – will be used to design the necessary strategies and approaches to build the final business plan.

The Discoveries Centre to be created will perform world-leading research, by anchoring research activities of the best research groups in Portugal, promoting excellence, advanced training, translational research outputs and commercialisation strategies. In the long-run, these are expected to generate an important economic impact, as well as a positive social effect by contributing to the increase of the quality of life of an ageing European population affected by neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases.

Therefore, it is anticipated that The Discoveries Centre will be able to foster a knowledge-based economy aligned with national and regional strategic priority areas and European societal challenges, thus reinforcing Portugal’s scientific capabilities and social and economic development. It will also contribute to a global recognition of the national scientific production, having a structuring effect in the Portuguese science, generating high value-added products, attracting top-level international scientists, as well as enhancing the capacity to retain the best Portuguese researchers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

SGA-CSA - Specific Grant agreement and Coordination and Support Action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 147 781

Participants (7)

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 33 313
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 152 188
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 33 313
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 33 313
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 33 313
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 33 313
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 33 313
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649 004 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments