Three COPELABS researchers have been ranked among the most influential researchers in the world according to a database created by Journal Plos Biology. The study carried out at Stanford University, in the USA, is published every year and assesses researchers in two different perspectives: one assessing scientists for career-long citation impact and another assessing scientists for single-year impact up until the end of 2020.
Lusófona University's groundbreaking research on transforming atmospheric humidity into renewable energy has gained international recognition! The Guardian recently featured their project, Catcher, which aims to revolutionize energy generation using air moisture. Led by Professor Svitlana Lyubchyk and her twin sons, the team has made remarkable progress, developing a compact device capable of generating electricity. They aim to have a prototype ready by 2024, with the potential to generate 10 kilowatt-hours of energy per day, equivalent to the average power consumption of a UK household.
Lusófona University and FilmEU are thrilled to announce its successful bid, WIRE FilmEU, for the HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ACCESS-03-01 call, funded by Horizon Europe. The proposal was promoted by the FilmEU Alliance, and aims to drive Research & Innovation capacity building efforts within the alliance, with a specific focus on the participating widening countries.
COW has won the most prestigious grant from the EU for urban innovation, the flagship European Urban Initiative (EUI), with a €5 million grant. COFAC is a key partner in the project as via the Center for Other Worlds its researchers provide expertise on New European Bauhaus values and working principles.
Erasmus Mundus has granted approval for an innovative Master's Degree program known as Bio.Natural - Chemistry of Natural Bioactives. This cutting-edge two-year international initiative is a collaborative effort involving distinguished institutions, including Lusófona University - COFAC/ULHT (Portugal), Università degli Studi di Siena - UNISI (Italy), Zagreb University - UniZG (Croatia), and Ruđer Bošković Institute - RBI (Croatia). Delivered entirely in English, the program aims to cultivate competitive specialists in natural products chemistry, focusing on the development and commercialization of bioactive products derived from natural sources, with applications in pharmaceuticals, dermocosmetics, medical devices, and dietary supplements.
Projects results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:
The Hop On Facility allows for legal entities from low R&I performing countries to join already selected collaborative R&I actions, subject to the agreement of the respective consortium and provided that legal entities from such countries are not yet participating in it. The scheme aims to improve the inclusiveness of Horizon Europe by involving more research institutions from Widening countries under Horizon Europe Pillar 2 and EIC Pathfinder actions.
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Our projects bring together policy organisations from at least three different countries in the 27 EU member states, Norway and Switzerland. For four years, they learn from each other and work together on a shared policy issue.
FCT is a member of the new co-funded European Partnership THCS - Transforming Health and Care Systems. This partnership aims to coordinate and optimize research and innovation efforts in Europe and its partner countries supporting health and care systems transformation.