Partnerships and Cooperation
Collaboration plays an essential role in enabling Fraunhofer AICOS to fulfil its designated functions and mission. In this section you will find a short description of the partnerships and cooperation agreements in which Fraunhofer AICOS is involved.
Health Cluster Portugal
The Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) assumes as its mission to turn Portugal into a competitive, international player in the research, design, development, manufacturing and commercialization of health-related products and services.
As such, its main objective is the promotion and implementation of initiatives and activities leading to the creation of an innovation and technology-based national cluster, by fostering the cooperation between companies, organizations, universities and public entities, and therefore increasing the overall business volume and qualified employment in the areas related to health and the improvement of health care.
The Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute is cooperating with Fraunhofer AICOS in order to facilitate its seamless integration with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in various institutional aspects. In addition, the related scientific fields of both parties enable the possibility for common research activities at an international level, as well as the chance to pool their expertise in interdisciplinary collaborative networks dedicated to specific projects.
Universidade do Porto
The cooperation agreement with the Universidade do Porto (UP) allows Fraunhofer AICOS to benefit from the university know-how and infrastructures, as well as privileged contact with students interested in carrying out practical advanced training at its labs.
Center of Excellence for Dematerialization of Transactions
The Center of Excellence for Dematerialization of Transactions (CEDT) is a private non-profit association cen tering around the development and dynamization of a network of knowledge and competences in the dematerialization of transactions in Portugal, being its associates leading ICT companies and entities of the National Scientific and Technological System, as well as other relevant public and private actors with important roles in this domain. Fraunhofer AICOS joined CEDT in 2010, given the existing match between its research activities and CEDT’s purpose.