IN2PAST Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory


IN2PAST, Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory, is dedicated to the preservation, study and promotion of cultural heritage, generating intensive
collaborative relations between: 1) academic, laboratory-based, theoretical and empirical research; 2) public policies concerning the domains of cultural heritage, arts and civic memory; 3) an important
set of Portuguese cultural institutions and facilities, namely monuments, museums, archives, archaeological sites and natural parks.
The creation of IN2PAST thus contributes to the effective implementation of a national strategy for science and technology, particularly in regard to the ‘R&I Agenda for Culture and Cultural Heritage’.
As the Agenda states, it is necessary to create an «an instrument of interaction and articulation between researchers and R&D units, administrative entities, social agents, and companies focused on responding to societal challenges»

Principal Coordinator: António Candeias, University of Évora

NOVA Coordinators: Manuel Pedro Ferreira (CESEM); José Mapril (CRIA); Joana Cunha Leal (IHA); José Neves (IHC)

R&D Units: HERCULES Lab – Cultural Heritage Studies and Protection (HERITAGE); Institute for the History of Art (IHA); Centre for Art History and Artistic Research (CHAIA); Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA); Research Centre for the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM); Institute of Contemporary History (IHC); Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT)

REAL Translation and Innovation Towards Global Health


The Associated Laboratory in Translation and Innovation Towards Global Health (REAL) is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and highly collaborative new associated laboratory aiming at advancing translation science and medicine, in a bench-to-bed side approach, discovering and developing new diagnostic tools and treatments and ensuring that proven strategies for disease treatment and prevention are actually implemented within the community. REAL is committed to stimulate research of excellence and new discoveries – vaccines, health literacy tools, biomarkers (digital, genetic, serologic) and novel
treatments – and to identify opportunities for technology transfer with the promotion of joint ventures between academia and private and public institutions.

Principal Coordinator: Helena Canhão, NOVA Medical School

Évora’s Coordinator: Armando Raimundo

R&D Units: Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC); Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM); Laboratory for Instrumentation – Biomedical Engineering and Radiation Physics (LIBPhys).

RISE Health Research Network: from the Lab to the Community


The RISE Associated Laboratory is focused on clinical and translational research and innovation and aims to strengthen health research in the Portuguese Scientific and Technological Systems, from the preclinical and clinical stages to the community level, supporting and fostering the goals ofthe Portuguese policy for science and technology. In harmony with this general aim, RISE commits to meet three
key sustainability goals, relying on its strong human infrastructure of (clinical and translational) researchers and healthcare professionals who will act on a physical infrastructure merging the academia and the healthcare system:
• Promote scientific and technical careers for doctorates, while ensuring talent attraction for Portugal.
• Support governmental entities in monitoring public policy addressed to scientific, health, social, environmental and economic challenges.
• Increase and diversify funding sources from European Union and from other international agencies.

Principal Coordinator: Fernando Schmitt

NOVA’s Coordinator: Conceição Calhau, NOVA Medical School

Algarve’s Coordinator: Ana Teresa Maia

R&D Units: Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS); Cardiovascular Centre of the University of Lisbon (CCUL); Cardiovascular R&D Unit (UnIC); Portuguese Oncology Institute Porto Research Center (CI-IPOP).

ARI-NET Infrastructure Network in Aquatic Research


ARI-NET is a new Associated Laboratory (AL) application for a network geographically distributed in mainland Portugal and in the archipelago of Madeira, with a total of nine poles. It is organized in two
main research areas: Ocean and Coastal Dynamics and Environmental Systems and Resources, covering of all aquatic ecosystems (from fresh water to marine
waters). The ARI-NET Strategic plan to support public policy response to scientific, health, social, environmental, and economic challenges relies on 5 Thematic Lines (TL) with a transversal view of the investigation of ecosystems, from exploration and monitoring, bioeconomic, global changes and governance and literacy.

Principal Investigator: João Carlos Marques, Universiy of Coimbra

NOVA’s Coordinator: Graça Martinho – FCT NOVA

Évora’s Coordinator: Helena Adão

Algarve’s Coordinator: Maria João Bebianno

R&D Units: Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE); Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA UALG); Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA);

CHANGE Institute for Global Change and Sustainability


CHANGE is the first Associate Laboratory entirely dedicated to Global Change and Sustainability in Portugal, and aims to become a reference in research and innovation for the development, evaluation and operationalization of regional, national and international policies. The main objective of this laboratory is to promote interdisciplinary links and contribute to making the environment more
resilient and economies more sustainable. By combining Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering, CHANGE seeks to build public policy solutions that can contribute to a competitive economy, but also efficient in the use of resources, and environmentally sustainable.

Principal Investigator: Teresa Pinto Correia, University of Évora

NOVA’s Coordinator: Rui Ferreira dos Santos, CENSE | FCT NOVA

R&D Units: Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture – Environment and Development (MED); Center for Research on Environment and Sustainability (CENSE); Centre for Ecology – Evolution and
Environmental Changes (cE3c).

LAQV/REQUIMTE, Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry – Clean Technologies and Processes


The Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry is the Portuguese Research Centre for Sustainable Chemistry, hosted by the Network of Chemistry and Technology (REQUIMTE). The vision of LAQV is for
a world in which Sustainable Chemistry is used as a powerful and dynamic tool to tackle the societal, economic, and environmental challenges of modern life.
Accordingly, our mission is to initiate, advance, and promote the principles of Sustainable Chemistry through a multiplicity of research, networking, training, and outreach activities.

Principal Investigator: Baltazar Castro, University of Porto

NOVA’s Coordinator: João Paulo Crespo, FCT NOVA; Márcia Vilarigues, FCT NOVA

Évora’s Coordinator: Manuela Ribeiro Carrott

R&D Units: Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry – Clean Technologies and Processes (REQUIMTE); Glass and Ceramic for the Arts (VICARTE)