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Presentation of the partnership between the faculty of Biotechnology and Biorbis

Presentation of the partnership between the faculty of Biotechnology and Biorbis

The event to present the recent collaboration between the Faculty of Biotechnology of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the international company BIORBIS, which has chosen Portugal to carry out its research and innovation investment in Europe, will take place on November 20 at 11 am. Biorbis is majority-owned by Guatemala's leading sugar cane producer and Latin America's top 5 sugar producers - IMSA - Ingenio Magdalena.

This program expects an initial private investment of 3 million, with a potential increase of 23 million over the next 5 years, in the research and innovation project that seeks to develop the next generation of safe, sustainable, and high-value biomolecules.

The event will take place in the Arménio Miranda Auditorium in the Biotechnology Building.



11h00 | Opening Remarks

Isabel Capeloa Gil | Reitora / President | Universidade Católica Portuguesa


11h15 | Sustainable Ingredients – from Portugal to the world

John Melo | Co-fundador & Co-diretor / Co-founder & Co-director | Biorbis


11h30 | Partnership between UCP and Biorbis

Jorge Leal | Co-fundador & Co-diretor / Co-founder & Co-director | Biorbis


11h45 | R&D at CBQF and integration of the CIRCULAS project

Manuela Pintado | Diretora / Director | Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina (CBQF) / Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry


12h00 | Technological innovation as a driver for internationalization 

Jorge Portugal | Diretor / Director | COTEC


12h10 | Signing of the MoU between UCP and Biorbis


12h15 | Closing Remarks

Bernardo Ivo Cruz / Secretary of State for International Trade and Foreign Investment

Know more here

20 of November of 2023 11:00 - 12:30 Mon
Universidade Católica
Rua Diogo Botelho 1327
Biotechnology Building

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