Last April, the 20th, the session “Presentation and discussion of the proposals for the award of the CoLAB title” was held, at which the CemLab-Sustainable Construction Materials proposal was presented. The proposal has as proponent institution the Technical Association of the Cement Industry and CERENA is a Participating Institution, being the R&D Unit with the largest number of researchers involved. Professor Bordado attended the session in representation of CERENA.
The main goal of the CoLabs is “to create skilled and scientific jobs in Portugal, both directly and indirectly, by implementing research and innovation agendas geared at creating economic and social value. CoLABs must meet the challenge of enhancing the density of knowledge-based activities in the country by fostering the consolidation of collaborative practices among scientific, technological or higher education institutions and the social and economic fabric, namely businesses, the hospital and health care system, cultural institutions, and social organizations.”(in https://www.fct.pt/apoios/CoLAB/index.phtml.en)