The evaluation of the proposals submitted for the attribution of the title and designation of Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB) has been finalized. Six proposals have been approved. The list with the final classification of the applications submitted to the competition is available here. These proposals were presented at the public session held on 15 November 2017, in Lisbon.
The Collaborative Laboratories have 90 days after the decision to grant the title to be formally constituted as non-profit private associations or companies. These institutions will create skilled and scientific jobs in Portugal, both directly and indirectly, by implementing research and innovation agendas geared at creating economic and social value.
CoLABs must meet the challenge of enhancing the density of knowledge-based activities in the country by fostering the consolidation of collaborative practices between scientific, technological or higher education institutions and the social and economic fabric, namely businesses, the hospital and health care system, cultural institutions, and social organizations.
The competition is open at all times. The next meeting of the Evaluation Panel will take place on 20 April.