Partner Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
Acronym UCP
Web https://www.ucp.pt/pt-pt


Institutional Coordinator Eduardo Luís CARDOSO
E-mail ecardoso@porto.ucp.pt
Tel/Skype/Viber +351 225 580 000

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Partner Profile Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Centro Regional do Porto (UCP-CRP) / Escola Superior Biotecnologia – Portuguese Catholic University – Regional Centre of Porto / College of Biotechnology is a well-established University – located in Porto, in the North of Portugal, focused both on Teaching and Research and complementing its mission with a range of activities related to society with a focus on promoting Partnerships, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer.  UCP-CRP, has 6 Faculties: Education and Psychology, Management and Economics, College of Biotechnology (ESB), Health Studies, Arts, Law and Theology. ESB is a College of the Catholic University of Portugal, founded in 1984. The college offers five undergraduate programmes, e.g. BioEngineering (Food Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Engineering), Nutrition Sciences and Microbiology, with over 800 students, and various MSc and PhD programmes. ESB harbours the Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF), a research unit that hosts over 150 researchers, ca. 25% holding doctoral degrees and ca. 50% postgraduate students. CBQF has consistently achieved the rating of Very Good in international evaluations promoted by the national research agency. One of the main research lines of CBQF is „One Health“ for the health and well being of the citizen – safety of the food chain –  the protection of the environment. In 2005, the Centre became a State Associate Laboratory, INTERFACE A4 – in the Food and Environmental sectors. ESB also harbours the Centre for Innovation and Industrial Technological Support (CINATE), which offers a wide range of contract services, from product development to industrial projects. UCP-ESB is active at national and international level, participating in Clusters (like the Portugal Foods or the Health Cluster Portugal), in Networks (ISEKI, Food Force, ESN, DIETS, Food for Life ETP, INOVAR,…), in different research, education and innovation Projects, keeps Partnerships with the key actors of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer ecosystems in Portugal, and runs a Program of Promoting Entrepreneurship at the University that includes activities based on our own Incubating Facilities, with a specific program in the area of Bio-economy being in charge of developing this strand called BIOSPIN.