Protocols established between ITQB NOVA and other institutions:
ITQB NOVA’s association with the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (IBET), located in the same building, enables an interface between fundamental research and industrial applications.
AgroTech Campus Oeiras
Created in May 2016, AgroTech Campus Oeiras joins ITQB NOVA, INIAV and iBET in a consortium to promote research and experimental development of agriculture and forestry, animal health and plant sanity and technology and inovation for bioeconomy. It will also support advanced and specialized training of researchers and technicians, namely in agro biotechnology, agro industry and forestry.
ITQB NOVA was one of the first research institutions to be awarded the status of Laboratório Associado (LA) by the Minister of Science and Technology, in 2001. Under the LA programme the Institute established a partnership with IGC and IBET, and later CEDOC to maximize its research and development potential. While the LA contract with FCT is now officially finished, these institution maintain a strong partnership for scientific, technical, and educational cooperation.
In 2007 was signed a protocol between the three institutions aiming at joint collaborations in undergraduate and graduate courses.
Protocol signed in 2005 between ITQB NOVA and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) to regulate the cooperation of both institutions in research activities and advanced education.
Protocol signed in 2004 between ITQB NOVA and Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) expressing a commitment to cooperate in scientific research activities and advanced education and to strengthen the research efforts in applied biology and biotechnology of both institutions.
Rede Nacional de Ressonância Magnética Nuclear
ITQB NOVA participates in Portuguese NMR network created with the support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in the frame of a nati nal programme for acquisition and upgrading of scientific equipment. The network aims to stimulate the use of advanced facilities by Portuguese researchers and the sharing of the national scientific resources. The following laboratories are part of the Portuguese NMR Network: Universidade de Aveiro (UA) , Universidade de Coimbra through its Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCTUC), Universidade Nova de Lisboa through Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) and the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa through the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade da Madeira (UMA), Universidade do Minho (UMinho) and Universidade do Porto through its Faculdade de Ciências (FCUP).
Rede Nacional de Espectrometria de Massa
Mass spectrometry is one of the main instrumental supports in scientific research, namely in life, chemical and environmental sciences. ITQB NOVA is one of the nine Portuguese Academic Institutions that integrates RNEM (Rede Nacional de Espectrometria de Massa), an infrastructural network launched in 2007, under the general National Program for Scientific Re-equipment.
Portuguese Platform of BioImage (PPBI)
ITQB NOVA is one of the 17 Nodes of the Portuguese Platform of BioImage (PPBI). PPBI is a common functional Platform dedicated to promoting technical integration and centralized management of shared resources in bioimaging. Organized as a consortium of “nodes”, housed in top Research Universities and Institutes in Portugal, its services focus on advanced microscopy and processing/analysis of images in the life-sciences, from cell & developmental biology, neurosciences, oncobiology, immunology, infection and regenerative medicine.
The MIT - Portugal partnership is an international collaboration between the Portuguese state and the MIT, focused on the areas of engineering systems. This collaboration is centred on research, technology and higher education, and aims at promoting scientific and technological development. The Associated Laboratory ITQB NOVA/IGC/IBET is directly involved in the focus area of Bioengineering Systems.
ITQB NOVA - Unicat – Unifying Concepts in Catalysis, German Cluster of Excellence
ITQB NOVA is an International Partner of UniCat, the acronym for a new initiative on the area of catalysis research in the Berlin-Brandenburg area (Germany). UniCat is a Cluster of Excellence developed within the Excellence Initiative started by the German Federal and State Governments, under the supervision of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft , DFG). The Cluster operation started in November 2007 and is a Consortium of the three Berlin Universities, two Max-Planck Institutes and the University of Postdam, being coordinated by the Technische Universität Berlin. As External Partners, it includes several large companies, and several Foreigner Academic Partners: besides ITQB NOVA, the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia, and Departments/ Research Centers from Cardiff University, UK, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Northwestern University, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Evanvston, USA, Pennsylvania Sate University, USA, University of Messina, Italy, University of Oxford, UK, Upsalla University, Sewden and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The main scientific objective of this initiative is to unify concepts in catalysis by bridging the gaps between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, between elementary gas-phase reacti ons and complex processes in highly organised biological systems, as well as between fundamental and applied catalysis research.
Harvard Medical School-Portugal
The Harvard Medical School-Portugal program is a long-term collaboration to significantly expand translational research and health information. This initiative involves the Harvard Medical School, the Portuguese government, and Portugal's medical schools and biomedical research centers. The Laboratório Associado de Oeiras is one of the associate laboratories participating in this program.
The European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), under the framework of the Southwest European Space Territorial Cooperation Programme (SUDOE), approved the transnational project TRANSBIO, an interdisciplinary project of R&D institutions in the Southwest region, where ITQB NOVA is the Portuguese partner. The project follows the successful participation of ITQB NOVA in a previous FEDER-INTERREG IV: INTERBIO. Together with Bordeaux, Toulouse, Valência and Barcelona already present in Interbio, the Transbio project further involves Montpellier, Santiago and the Balearic Islands.