The 10th Green Project Awards (GPA) has already revealed its finalists. Among the approximately 150 applications received are two FCT NOVA projects, both in the "Research and Development" category: the BIOTESTE project - Rapid diagnostic tests based on biopolymer produced by bacteria from food waste (Professor Mª Ascenção Reis and Dr. Filomena Freitas (DQ) and Professors Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins (DCM)) and the LAQV - REQUIMTE, the PURECleanMIP project.
All the finalists stood out for their work in favor of sustainable development. From this range of candidates, the winners of this edition of GPA will be revealed at a prize-giving ceremony on January 12 at the Customs Center of Porto.
The GPA, a multisectoral platform that promotes good practices and public discussion for sustainability, distinguished the national entities that stood out for their contribution to the Sustainable Development of Portugal. Over the last ten years, the Green Project Awards have distinguished more than 120 projects in Portugal, out of a total of more than 1,400 applications received. In 2018, it will continue to promote the sharing of best practices that contribute to fostering entrepreneurship, innovation and the green economy.