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Seminar on Rational Design of Microbes for Competitive Biotechnological Processes by Dr. Simão Soares

Seminar on Rational Design of Microbes for Competitive Biotechnological Processes by Dr. Simão Soares | iBB | Scoop.it

Dr. Simão Soares, the CEO of SilicoLife, a company that provides dedicated models, robust algorithms and user-friendly software tools to accelerate strain design and bioprocess optimization, therefore accelerating R&D efforts and shortening the time to market of new biotechnology-based products, will be giving a talk on "Rational design of microbes for competitive biotechnological processes" Monday the  11th May, at 17h00m, in Room QA1.1, IST (Alameda) in the context of the curricular unit “Microbial Cell Factories”. 

 

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Applications for iLLP@Tecnico Program Open

Applications for iLLP@Tecnico Program Open | iBB | Scoop.it

"The Innovation Lean LaunchPad (iLLP@Tecnico) is an acceleration program using the Lean LaunchPad framework. This framework incorporates the Customer Development Methodology (Blank 2005), the Lean Startup Movement (Ries 2011), the Business Model Canvas (Osterwalder 2010), in a flipped classroom blended learning environment. The iLLP@Tecnico program aims at moving technologies out of the lab and into the market, through talking to customers, partners and competitors and encountering the chaos and uncertainty of creating successful innovation."

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Portugal Ventures's Call for Entrepreneurship

Portugal Ventures's Call for Entrepreneurship | iBB | Scoop.it

"The Call For Entrepreneurship is the entry point to the Ignition Programme, a new initiative led by Portugal Ventures to promote investment for market-oriented scientific and technological projects in the Seed Capital phase."

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

An excellent funding opportunity for those looking to transfer iBB's science and knowledge to society in the form of a commercial venture. Submissions end 4th September.

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Portugal's Health Tech Start-ups Face Long Race to Launch

Portugal's Health Tech Start-ups Face Long Race to Launch | iBB | Scoop.it

"When Joao Fonseca took his three-year-old son to the doctor, he was upset that he had to wait a few days for the results of a blood test. As a university researcher in the field of biophysics, he decided to try to turn the problem into a business. That was in 2005. [...]"

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Miguel Prazeres's insight:

"Portuguese start-ups Biosurfit and Magnomics featured in BBC news"

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Magnomics Starts Operations

Magnomics Starts Operations | iBB | Scoop.it

Former iBB researchers Sofia Martins (PhD Biotechnology, IST 2008) and Verónica Romão (PhD Biotechnology, IST 2009) are currently leading the biological research at Magnomics, a biotech start-up committed to creating the new generation of molecular diagnostic devices, with applications in human health, veterinary health, and in the food industry. Sofia and Verónica partnered with Filipe Cardoso (INESC-MN), José Germano (INESC-ID) and João Miguel Pereira (UCoimbra) and launched Magnomics in 2013. After winning second place in INOVPORTUGAL 2014 (over 14000 participants) and having secured funding from Portugal Ventures, Beta Capital and PNV Capital, the company has just started operations in facilities located at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Magnomics core product is a fully portable, easy to use diagnostic device which includes sample treatment (bacteria separation and DNA purification), DNA amplification, and magnetic detection. The technology is protected by a growing pool of international patents and is currently being prototyped. The initial market tests are predicted for late 2015.

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Former iBB Researcher Launches R&D Company MadeBiotech

Former iBB Researcher Launches R&D Company MadeBiotech | iBB | Scoop.it

Former iBB researcher Miguel Cardoso is currently leading MadeBiotech, a R&D company with headquarters in the Island of Madeira, Portugal. The activities of the company founded 3 years ago by Miguel are mainly focused on biotechnology and process engineering and his team of eight researchers is working to develop sustainable processes for the valorization of natural resources. The goal is to promote the concept of Sustainable Biorefinery for different types of biomass, using processes with low environmental impact and high technological content. One of MadeBiotech’s researchers, Maria João Paris is currently developing her Ph. D. project at the company under the supervision of Miguel Cardoso and Luís Fonseca from BERG-iBB. MadeBiotech is looking to establish new R&D collaborations with iBB that might foster its commercial activity.

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