8th BioMarine International Business Convention
1-3 oct 2017, Rimouski Qc, Canada View Location

Jan 27

Joaquim Macedo de Sousa, Manager of Science and Technology, University of Aveiro

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Joaquim Macedo de Sousa, Manager of Science and Technology, University of Aveiro, Coordinator and national Academia representative BioMarine 2014

“In Portugal there has been a growing recognition that the value of research lies in its use. Whereas scientific papers are an important academic indicator they cannot be considered as an indicator of use in the perspective of the society and the economy. The present national financial crisis poses the challenge to the academic community to align its research with the innovation value chain, i.e. to drive collaborative and applied research with the industry or even to foster spin-off companies. The sustainable exploitation of Portuguese biomarine resources is considered as an excellent opportunity, due to its diversity, availability and specificities. BioMarine 2014 will be an important milestone to Portuguese research and innovation agenda as a business convention designed to promote a close interaction between scientist, entrepreneurs and investors. Moreover the international and high-level profile of participants is a key factor of success.”