The 33rd Luso-Spanish Summit is being held today in Viana do Castelo, and is being preceded by a visit to the Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga, which will be attended by the Prime Minister, António Costa, the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato, and the Minister of Science and Innovation of Spain, Diana Morant.
The delegation will be welcomed and led in the visit to the INL by the President of the Board of Directors of the FCT, Madalena Alves, as Chair of the Board of the INL and by the Vice-Director of the INL, Paulo Freitas. During this visit there will be a meeting with 24 researchers and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the creation of an Iberian FoodTec Lab.
This Portuguese-Spanish Summit is dedicated to the theme of innovation and aims to strengthen alignment, within the European framework, in the area of energy. This Summit will result in agreements and memorandums of understanding for the creation of three research and development projects between Portugal and Spain, in the context of the application of the respective European funds of the Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRP), based on three strategic areas: - Space, Energy and Microelectronics. The three research projects are related to a "Satellite Constellation for Earth Observation", the Cáceres Center for Research and Energy Storage (CIIAE) in the area of scientific research, as well as collaboration in the area of microelectronics (microchips).