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Implementation of The Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine, a new Centre of Excellence in Portugal

Implementation of The Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine, a new Centre of Excellence in Portugal

Objective

This proposal is an initiative from 5 top-ranked Portuguese universities including the University of Minho (UMINHO), the University of Porto (UPORTO), the University of Aveiro (UAVR), the University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), the New University of Lisbon (UNL), and a university of research and innovation excellence from the United Kingdom, the University College of London (UCL). These institutions will be the founders of the future independent multi-campi research centre, The Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine. This partnership is coordinated by the Portuguese Foundation for Science & Technology (FCT). The Discoveries Centre to be created during the proposed project 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.
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, create also critical mass of science in this field of research, as well as 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. This proposal has the strongest possible support (financial) from the Portuguese National Government and the Regional Authorities.
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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

€ 5 862 125

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 5 129 931,25

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 1 001 137,50

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 1 001 137,50

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 1 001 137,50

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 1 001 137,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 739572

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.a.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 996 606,26

  • EU contribution

    € 14 996 606,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal