Projects led by UNINOVA/FCT NOVA worth 38M euros presented to the European Parliament


Parlamento Europeu

On February 5th, Virgílio Cruz Machado and Ricardo Jardim Gonçalves, Director and Deputy Director of the NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA) respectively, presented three European projects led by our Faculty at the "11th European Innovation Summit", which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels.

This meeting, which had the theme "Implementing Horizon Europe: From Policy to Impact", was a unique opportunity to discuss, at the highest level - with the intervention of policy makers, the European Commission, businessmen and civil society representatives - the stages of implementation of the European electronic health record service, digital interoperability and the creation of digital innovation HUBs at European level.

During the meeting, three European projects (Horizon Europe) were presented, with Portuguese coordination (UNINOVA / FCT NOVA), with a total an investment of 38 million euros. "These projects represent the consolidation of FCT NOVA's reputation and the role of Portugal at the forefront of research and innovation", says Ricardo Jardim Gonçalves.

The projects presented were Smart4Health, ZDMP and DIH4CPS. The Smart4Health project intends to serve in interoperability, namely in the European electronic health registration service, responding to the citizens' needs to manage their own health, enhancing personalized solutions in this field, being the European response to the digital transformation strategy and support to social innovation . The ZDMP (Zero Defects Manufacturing Platform) project will develop a digital platform for the manufacture of non-defective products, allowing current factories to achieve manufacturing excellence. The DIH4CPS project (DIHs for Embedding Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems of European SMEs) is an initiative that aims to encourage and catapult European digital innovation HUBs, with a particular focus on the connection between research and the production of value in SMEs a European level.