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The Red Emprendia awards 200,000 Euros to a research project of the University of Coimbra

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The Red Emprendia awards 200,000 Euros to a research project of the University of Coimbra

Within the framework of its grants programme to support the valuation of research projects, the IberoAmerican University Network of Incubation of Companies (RedEmprendia) has granted the AVCRI-Red Emprendia Award –endowed with 200,000 Euros- to the "Laser Leap" project, developed by a team from the University of Coimbra with the objective of applying laser techniques to administer drugs through the skin without needles in a fast and efficient manner. The aim is to replace needles with a method that does not cause pain or carry the risk of contaminations or infections. The awards ceremony took place last week at the University of Coimbra, and was presided by Fernando Seabra Santos, rector of the aforementioned academic institution. Senén Barro, president of the RedEmprendia, José Antonio Villasante Cerro, general director of Banco Santander and director of the ‘Santander Universities Global Division' and Fernando Albericio, director of the Technical Committee of the Red Emprendia and general director of the Barcelona Science Park, and other notable guests, also attended this event.

The objective of this grants programme, which RedEmprendia has called in collaboration with the Banco Santander’s ‘Santander Universities Global Division’, is to facilitate the development of innovative research projects with commercial potential starting from their pre-competitive phase to concept testing or prototype that increases their value and transfer possibilities towards productive tissue.

The Red Emprendia was founded in late 2006 by the University of Barcelona-Barcelona Science Park and the University of Santiago de Compostela with the support of the Banco Santander, and presently includes fifteen Ibero-American universities (eight in Europe and seven in Latin America) and is dedicated to the study and promotion of valuation of university research, starting at idea inception up until the development of incubated companies, including all the phases of university-based entrepreneurship.