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Five new Collaborative Laboratories (CoLAB)

Today takes place the public presentation of the five new CoLAB approved in the 3rd evaluation of applications to Call for the attribution of the title and designation of Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB), submitted until January 2019. The session will take place at 3 pm, in the auditorium of the Commission for Coordination and Regional Development of the North, in Porto.

The new CoLABs are the CSESI Hub CoLAB, the VG CoLAB, the InovFeed CoLAB, the BUILT CoLAB and the FOODLAB CoLAB and will add to the list of 21 existing CoLABs. Funding for the total of 26 Co LABs exceeds 69 million euros, of which 57 million will be directed to hiring more than 600 highly qualified human resources (graduates, masters and PhDs) by 2021.

The new CoLABs have 90 days after the decision to award the title to set themselves up as private non-profit associations or companies. Promoting collaboration between science, technology and higher education institutions and the economic and social fabric, namely companies, the hospital and health system, cultural institutions and social organizations. CoLABs aim to create, directly and indirectly, high value-added jobs in Portugal, through the implementation of research and innovation agendas oriented to the creation of economic and social value.

O Call CoLAB title award is permanently open.