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Meetings with Innovation in Health
04 April 2018
Meetings with Innovation in Health
On April 4th 2018, in the Hard Club, the "Meetings with Innovation in Health” took place. Promoted by the Health Cluster Portugal (HCP), they were dedicated to the theme "New research agendas and Innovation for Health in the future”.

The opening of the event was made with the participation of the Chairman of HCP, Salvador de Mello, and the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. The meeting also gathered national and foreign specialists who raised awareness of the grand future trends and the best made in Portugal, in I&D and Innovation in Health.

In the morning, several research, innovation and entrepreneurship projects were presented: they are based in Portugal and contribute to the construction of Health for the future, in areas such as "Precision Medicine and Digital Health”; "Advanced Therapies and New Vaccines” and "Nanomedicine and Bioelectronics”. The afternoon was dedicate to the round table "Agenda for Research and innovation in Health, Clinical and Translational Research”, where a group of experts discussed several priority areas, challenges, opportunities and goals which will determine research and innovation in Health in Portugal until 2030.

At the same time, the 3rd edition of the "Market for Open Innovation in Health” took place – a national scientific and technological exhibition and a meeting point for the establishment of partnerships between Academia, Hospitals and Industry.

The agenda was closed by the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor.

The Health Cluster Portugal – Centre for Competitiveness in Health (HCP) is a non-profit private association which currently gathers around 170 associates, including I&D institutions, universities, hospitals, civil society organisations and companies from many areas, such as pharmaceutical, biotechnological, medical technology and services.
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