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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

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.
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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)

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FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 33 313

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 152 188

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 33 313

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 33 313

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 33 313

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 33 313

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 33 313

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 664559

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.a.

  • Overall budget:

    € 499 849,50

  • EU contribution

    € 499 847

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal