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Lab2Market @ Técnico helps to maximize the value of five more projects

The participating teams showed their ideas at the closing session, and demonstrated how they evolved throughout this experience.

Lab2Market @ Técnico – the innovation acceleration programme organised by Técnico, in collaboration with i-Deals and Everis Portugal – is based on disruptive ideas developed by highly skilled teams. Over several months, the selected working groups have access to a total of 250 hours of consulting, where they improve strategies, business plans and action plans. The closing session took place this Thursday, 4th June, via Zoom.

The participating projects of this year’s edition were: “Twinore”, “Cathpro”, “DETU”, “ASPIR” and “Science for Culture Heritage (SHC)”. With different backgrounds, the five projects are based on technologies and valuable insights that solve current problems in an innovative way.

The “Twionore” team developed pluripotent stem cells that are able to reduce transplant costs and improve their success rate. The “Cathpro” project proposes a bio-H2 production technology to help industries reduce their carbon footprint, using a renewable source (biomass) as a raw material. The “DETU” project created an automatic platform that will make mobility easier for people with reduced mobility. The “ASPIR” project is an antibiotic screening platform with infrared spectroscopy, designed for a quick economic discovery of antibiotics. The SHC project team developed a nuclear microprobe and a set of RTIs to help identify art pieces, which will help to detect fraudulent objects.

Each project’s spokesperson shared ideas and inspirations, highlighted the lessons learnt and unveiled the future plans. “We learnt that we need to think about revenues and costs, and that we can upgrade our products according to the order types”, said Victoria Corregidor, spokesperson for the SCH project.

The jury composed of Stephan Morais (Indico Capital Partners), José Guerreiro de Sousa (Armilar Venture Partners), João Ventura Fernandes (Hovione Capital) and David Braga Malta (Vesalius Biocapital), praised the creativity and work of the teams and gave important advice.

In the end, most teams stressed that Lab2Market @ Técnico has helped them to better understand what does the job market need.