12 technology-based projects were selected among the 23 applications received from various universities, research institutes and companies.
In this first edition, 74 researchers with 23 technologies applied to HiTech, and the 12 more promising technologies were selected by our assessment panel, taking into account criteria such as the unique features, the existence of intellectual property, the variety of applications and the commercial potential in global markets. This assessment panel was composed by Angus Kingon (Brown University), Roger Debo (Rutgers University) and Steve Markham (Toshiba Global Solutions) and Pedro Vilarinho (HiSeedTech).
The selected projects come from several Portuguese R&D institutions, namely from: the universities of Aveiro (Institute of Biomedicine); Lisboa (The Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences from Instituto Superior Técnico, Faculty of Pharmacy), Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Science and Technology and CENIMAT-i3N); Minho; Porto (Faculty of Medicine, I3S- Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, CIIMAR- Interdisciplinary Centre Of Marine And Environmental) and from INL International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and Instituto de Medicina Molecular.
HiTech will from march until July, one afternoon per week, and will include training in technology commercialization and the development of a business proposal for each product generated from the 12 innovative technologies that participate in the program