The final result of the evaluation of the applications submitted by March 2018 for the attribution of the title and designation of Collaborative Laboratory(CoLAB) has been released. The evaluation included a public presentation session that took place on April 20 and 21 in Lisbon, and the provisional results were announced on July 27. After the preliminary hearing phase, 15 proposals were approved, a list of which is available here.
Collaborative Laboratories have 90 days after the decision to award the title to become private non-profit associations or companies. By 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, Collaborative Laboratories 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.
Obtaining the CoLAB title will later allow access to specific funding.
The contest is permanently open.