By Bruno Cássio – Ascom LAIS
Researchers from UFRN’s Technological Innovation in Health Laboratory made the most of their stay in Porto, Portugal, to prospect new partnerships. On Tuesday (05), they participated in a round of discussions with researchers from the Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), a private non-profit research association dedicated to scientific research and technological development, based in the Portuguese city.
The executive director of LAIS/UFRN, Ricardo Valentim, who coordinated the delegation of researchers, presented the Laboratory’s several projects with national reach and impact, such as “Sífilis Não” and the Salus platform, which performs intelligent monitoring of syphilis cases. “LAIS actions cover the entire Brazilian territory, in the more than 5.5 thousand municipalities in the country, our laboratory manages at least one technology that serves the community in these places, we are proud to work for the improvement of public health in Brazil.”
According to Vladimiro Miranda, associate director and responsible for International Relations at INESC TEC, the Portuguese institute is active in several innovation initiatives in health, in the areas of neuroscience, research for fighting cancer and reducing the recovery time of patients who use health systems. “We identified many areas of complementarity and when there is complementarity, it is much easier to associate, because each one has its function and together we can produce something common”, he highlighted when evaluating the several possibilities of working with LAIS/UFRN.
According to the LAIS/UFRN researcher, Carlos Alberto Oliveira, a technical cooperation term will soon be elaborated with the contributions of both institutions for the beginning of the joint work. Representatives from the Laboratory are still in Lusitanian lands and, this Wednesday (06), are participating in the Presentation Seminar of the PhD Studies in the projects “Syphilis No” and revELA, held in partnership with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the 20th Century (CEIS20) from the University of Coimbra.
Segundo Vladimiro Miranda, director associado e responsável pelas Relações Internacionais no INESC TEC, o instituto português está activo em várias iniciativas de inovação na saúde, nas áreas da neurociência, investigação para combater o cancro e reduzir o tempo de recuperação dos pacientes que utilizam os sistemas de saúde. “Identificámos muitas áreas de complementaridade e quando existe complementaridade, é muito mais fácil de associar, porque cada uma tem a sua função e juntos podemos produzir algo comum”, salientou ao avaliar as várias possibilidades de trabalhar com o LAIS/UFRN.
Segundo o investigador do LAIS/UFRN, Carlos Alberto Oliveira, em breve será elaborado um termo de cooperação técnica com as contribuições de ambas as instituições para o início do trabalho conjunto. Representantes do Laboratório estão ainda em terras lusitanas e, esta quarta-feira (06), participam no Seminário de Apresentação dos Estudos de Doutoramento nos projectos “Syphilis No” e revELA, realizado em parceria com o Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX (CEIS20) da Universidade de Coimbra.