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ITQB integrates INTERBIO

New European consortium for multidisciplinary research

Oeiras, 13.10.09

INTERBIO, a consortium of research institutions from Southwest Europe is now officially launched.  With a total budget of 1.9 million euros for 2.5 years, the project is co-financed in 1.4 million euros by SUDOE - Interreg IVB Programme. The consortium’s main objective is to develop interdisciplinary research in the interface between chemistry and life/health sciences following three main axes; promote interdisciplinary research collaborations, gather expertise and optimize access to technological platforms, and support technology transfer and social utilization of knowledge, namely through SMEs. Portugal is represented in this consortium trough ITQB.

The initial meeting of the consortium took place in Toulouse on September 22 and 23. For ITQB, this is a further step to re-affirm its research in the international panorama and a new opportunity to contribute to the sustained development of the European space.

INTERBIO is coordinated by Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), and includes four additional main partners: ITQB, Institut Européen de Chimie et de Biologie (Bordeaux), Fundación para la Innovación Urbana y Economía del Conocimiento - FIVEC (Valência), and BioRegió da Catalunya - BioCAT (Catalonia).

Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, and the biopharmaceutical company Alfama are among the number of associated partners who further strengthen this consortium.


> INTERBIO webpage in Portugal


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