Created in 2020 with the support from Oeiras City Council, the Gulbenkian Collaborative Centre has a fundamental role in establishing IGC, Oeiras and the greater Lisbon region at large, as a hub of Science and Innovation of international relevance.
The Collaborative Centre, first of its kind in Europe, aims to promote the advancement of life sciences by enhancing interdisciplinary and collaborative research. More specifically, the Centre will:
More specifically, the Centre will promote activities founded on three main pillars: internationalization, innovation and participation.
Regular collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives will be hosted and organised by the Centre, contributing to the development of an international scientific hub at the IGC campus. Among the planned initiatives are:
The International Centre will provide a state-of- the-art co-creation & -development space for academia and industry to work collaboratively in both pre-competitive and competitive endeavours in scientific challenges of mutual interest. This will be achieved in close collaboration with the Innovation Unit, which was recently created as a joint venture between the IGC, ITQB NOVA and the Oeiras City Council . The Innovation Unit is implementing best practices and creating a pipeline for translational projects with the support of the internal Proof of Concept Fund, whose first call will open in 2020.
The Collaborative Centre will further develop initiatives that aim to bring collaborative science to society, and that contribute to lessen the inequality in the access to scientific knowledge. The Centre will:
The Collaborative Centre at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência supports top researchers and scientific projects through research fellowships and awards.
This initiative allows the stay of outstanding researchers that wish to further develop their scientific activities within the context of IGC´s highly collaborative environment.
The Gulbenkian Senior Fellows (GSF) are scientists that work in areas that complement ongoing research at the IGC and are internationally recognised by their excellence.
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