The MIT Portugal Program is a large-scale international collaboration involving MIT and government, academia, and industry in Portugal to develop education and research programs related to engineering systems. The high-level partnership represents a strategic commitment by the Portuguese government to science, technology, and higher education that leverages MIT’s experience in these important areas in order to strengthen the country’s knowledge base through an investment in human capital and institution building.

ShareBiotech is a european project that aims to strengthen the biotechnology sector within the Atlantic Area as well as to improve the service offer of the technological core facilities involved in the project. ShareBiotech aims at making the access to technological core facilities easier for companies – in particular SMEs – working in the fields of human health, nutrition, agriculture/food-processing, cosmetics, marine biology and environment. Providing companies with technological service offers and carrying out collaborative research projects will also contribute to facilitating R&D projects.