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April 28, 2023

Valor Magazine recently interviewed our CEO Paula Alves, concerning the participation of iBET in the national innovation event Tech4Innov, organised by Agência National de Inovação (ANI) on March 29.

In this interview, Paula Alves emphasized the importance of national funding to support innovation activities, as well as the need to recognise science and technological innovation as key drivers of economic and societal growth.

Paula further highlights the highly qualified employment opportunities generated by iBET over the years, currently employing 111 PhD graduates, and the implementation of internal strategies to retain scientific talent.

Additionally, Paula Alves mentions the importance of being able to attract European funding to support science R&D, especially in high-cost areas such as biopharma and food & health. She also acknowledges the effort of Professor Elvira Fortunato (Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education) to draw more visibility to the national scientific landscape.

iBET’s continuous growth and expansion is also mentioned in the interview, with a note for the inauguration of the new building iBET Biofarma, in June 2023.

It “(…) represents a unique infrastructure in Portugal where it will be possible to produce complex biologics and, in association with GenIbet’s manufacturing unit, producing lots for clinical trials”, says Paula.

“We will be able to go from research to clinical-grade lots, (…) and continue growing along with the big pharma companies (…) and creating future”.  

iBET Biofarma was co-financed by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER), ANI, and other funding sources, with a total investment of more than 25 million euros.

The full interview (in Portuguese) is available here (Page 32-33).

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