The creation of Collaborative Laboratories (CoLabs) is supported within the scope of the Interface Programme. The CoLabs main objective is to directly and indirectly create qualified employment and scientific employment in Portugal through the implementation of research and innovation agendas aimed at the creation of economic and social value.
The STF - Science and Technology Foundation is responsible for the recognition process and for awarding the title of “Collaborative Laboratory”. Collaborative Laboratories must be set up as private, non-profit associations or companies.
In Portugal, there are 35 Collaborative Laboratories: MORE, CoLAB Vinha e Vinhos, DTx, ForestWISE, CoLAB Atlântico, GreenCoLAB, CoLABOR, AlmaScience/Colab, ProBiorefinery, CemLab, Value4Health.CoLAB, CECOLAB, SFCoLAB, NET4CO2, ProChild, InnovPlantProtect, S2uL, CoLab4Food, B2E, VectorB2B, VORTEX, VG CoLAB, FOODLAB, BUILT CoLAB, SeLAB, InovFeed, AquaValor, S2AQUAcoLAB, HyLAB, KIPT, CoLAB TRIALS, BioScale, Data CoLAB, Healthy Ageing@LAB, 4LifeLab.
RECOGNITION PROCESS – continuously open
ANI will follow the implementation of the Research and Innovation Agenda of all CoLABs, according to the applications that have been approved and that uphold the assignment of the Collaborative Laboratory titles.