NEWS AND EVENTS

AlmaScience participated at Encontro Ciência’20

18th November 2020 

The Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal annual event took place last 3rd and 4th November. This year, due to COVID-19 pandemics, it happened in an hybrid-format with limited on-site presences and many virtual sessions. AlmaScience Scientific and Technical Director, Luís Pereira, participated on the thematic session dedicated to CoLabs – CoLAB no Encontro Ciência´20, organized by ANI. It was an opportunity to present our work and ideas and to get to know more about the CoLab ecosystem. Know more about the event.

AlmaScience participated in 1st Annual Meeting of Collaborative Laboratories

19th October 2020 

In an innovative virtual format due to the pandemics, the event was organized by ANI and the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)and took place on the 16th and 17th october at Fundação Cupertino de Miranda, Oporto. The event, dedicated to the progressive evolution of CoLABs and their integration in Portugal and Europe, was participated by representatives of each of the 26 approved Colabs and focused on the disclosure of current state of implementation and evolution the CoLABs. It counted also with the participation of the panel of international mentors who are part of the ongoing monitoring program. The sessions were chaired by Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education. AlmaScience was represented by Carlos Silva and Luís Pereira.

Elvira Fortunato work was distinguished by the European Commision – Winner of Horizon Impact Award 2020

23rd September 2020 

Elvira Fortunato was one of the winners of the “Horizon Impact Award 2020”. This prize distinguished the “INVISIBLE”, project. This project set up the basis for the development of the first display produced with sustainable materials, with application in endless applications and sectors and which is already being commercialized. Maryia Gabriel , Commissionaer for Innovation , Research, Culture, Education and Youth stressed that “European research and innovation programmes fund the best ideas to advance science and generate knowledge but also to translate these results into concrete benefits for society. The Horizon Impact Award serves to demonstrate how successful uptake of research results can create impact in every corner of our society. I am delighted to see that there are many great examples of how research and innovation directly benefits citizens. In many different ways, their ideas and products have changed people’s daily lives for the better.”

Horizon Impact Award prize support distinguishes the projects funded by EC, in the frame of H2020 programme whose results created social impact in Europe and worldwide.

AlmaScience attended the B2B Health Innovation Market 2020.

18th September 2020 

This virtual matchmaking event took place on the 15th, 16th and 17th September and was organized by CEC/CCIC – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Centro Region (Portugal) and ANI -Portuguese National Innovation Agency, with the support of EEN – Enterprise Europe Network , in collaboration with the Health Cluster Portugal (HCP). The event had over 100 participants from at least 19 countries. Almascience , represented by Tatiana Costa, the Innovation, IP and Funding Manager, had the opportunity to meet bilaterally with different stakeholders. It was a great chance to identify potential partners and explore opportunities to expand business and to commercialise new products

AlmaScience attended the 1st AIPIA Virtual Congress on Smart Packaging (SP)

14th September 2020 

Cristina Gaspar, Senior Researcher at Almascience, participated on the 1st AIPIA Virtual Congress on Smart Packaging (SP) the past 10th of September 2020. The event had over 65 live broadcast speakers, 40 technology streams, 2 Brand Challenges, 30 online booths with 210 expert staff and 5 panel discussions. The virtual exhibition attracted over 620 visitors.
The main drive force for the realization of the online event was to build the SP Industry in the smartest way, allowing for delegates to interact with speakers, brands, networking with researchers and big company directors, reaching a bigger audience, while acknowledging Why SP is important in the current days.
The event showcased live presentations, Q&A with speakers, technology streams, brand challenges, one-to-one chats and virtual booths to interact with. AlmaScience attended very interesting talks, regarding SP, where several current issues and trends in the field, in line with AlmaScience activities. It also discovered relevant companies that are already producing great products, increasing its networking and possible future partners/associates. In order to highlight a few of the addressed focus areas of interest and activity for AlmaScience: sustainability, recycling, connectivity, interactive and authentication. From minimizing food waste by SP, benefits of connected packaging, intelligent logistics, recycling and sustainability of SP, tamper-detection solutions, from authentication to customer engagement to even shelf life extension for fresh goods, the drive force for all was sustainability and recyclability.
The congress continues on with exclusive access to all the presentations and booth material for one month and with a special event on the 7th of October 2020. An AIPIA virtual community was created, where AlmaScience can meet all the Congress Delegates, Speakers and Panelists of AIPIA Virtual Congress. Exchanging messages, see profiles and interests and be part of this exciting and growing industry are part of that community with SP as a common interest.

Elvira Fortunato, one of our board members in “Grande Entrevista”

12th August 2020 

Elvira Fortunato, pioneer in paper electronics and one of our board members was interviewed by Vitor Gonçalves in the programme “Grande Entrevista”. She spoke about paper electronics, science in general and about Almascience.

We are hiring!

31st July 2020

CoLAB’s main objective is to create, directly and indirectly, qualified employment and scientific employment in Portugal. Almascience has exciting projects starting and intends to reinforce its team in the field of Paper manufacturing, Software Engineering and Electronics Design/Embedded Systems. In that context, there are several open opportunities. For more information consult our recruiting page.

AlmaScience Participates in different initiatives related with funding opportunities and EU Policy

16th July 2020

In July, AlmaScience actively engaged in several events.
On July 10th, AlmaScience Innovation, IP and Funding manager, Tatiana Costa, was present on the Infoday – European Digital Innovation Hubs and on the workshop that followed. Insightful information on the creation of the national network of DIH was provided as well as possibilities of integration with the European network.
On July 16th , the team participated in the session organized by ANI dedicated to “HORIZON 2020: European Green Deal Call”. This event aimed to inform the national community about the European Green Deal Call, so that the different stakeholders can prepare in time. The program, started at 11 am, and counted with the participation of a representative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG-RTD).
Both events had many participants and provided good moments of (virtual) networking and information sharing.

AlmaScience has created 13 new jobs

30th June 2020 

In june 2020, AlmaScience has finished the first round of recruitment. In the frame of these first months of activity, 13 highly qualified jobs were created. These include senior and junior scientists as well as management positions. The team is settled in 2 poles, one in the headquarters of FCT NOVA, in Lisbon, and the other at the headquarters of Raiz, in Aveiro. These positions are supported by the Centro 2020 Operational Program (CENTRO-04-3559-FSE-000094), by Lisboa 2020 Operational Program (LISBOA-05-3559-FSE-000007) in the Competitiveness and Employment thematic area, through the European Social Fund (ESF) and FCT, I.P. . Meet our team here.

AlmaScience recognised with Colab seal

1st April 2020

CoLAB’s main objective is to create, directly and indirectly, qualified employment and scientific employment in Portugal through the implementation of research and innovation agendas aimed at creating economic and social value. AlmaScience was approved to receive the title of COLAB in November 2018. See the latest ANI publication on COLABs.