Sir Tom Blundell

University of Cambridge,

The translation of our basic research into useful outcomes is what scientists have promised the public who have funded us. We now have to deliver! To achieve this we must establish close networks between academia, industry and policy makers. We will also require focused efforts to translate mature research into products using local expertise. IBET is an imaginative attempt to contribute in this way. It will contribute to the health and wealth of Portugal in the future.