The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) has recently attributed an investment of 21M€ to research, of which 11.4 M€ come from the European COMPETE 2020 Program and from the Portugal Foundation for Science and Tegolechnology (FCT). Of this value, 6M€ are through the CMU Portugal Program at
The RESEARCH 4 COVID-19 call, created by FCT in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in collaboration with Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation (AICIB), allocated 1.8M€ in funding for projects which showed relevant prospects in the fight against this new disease or mitigation of its negative effects.
When the new coronavirus pandemic arrived, no one was really prepared. At ISR-Lisboa, we started brainstorming solutions almost immediately after the virus reached Portugal and searching for ways to contribute. One of the first hypotheses was to produce equipment for health staff, who were lacking in such important protections as