P-BIO – Discovery is in our DNA

With a centuries-old tradition as a bridge between civilisations, a stable social and political system, and a forward-looking mentality, Portugal is the perfect hub for scientific and business cooperation between Europe and the World.

After three decades of strong investment in basic science and a recent burst in seed and start-up capital, Portugal is becoming a hub for biotech entrepreneurs searching for a place where quality of life meets high business standards and cutting-edge research. Leveraging on a young and internationally trained population of PhDs, engineers and business graduates, Portugal’s life science industry gravitates around the regions of Lisbon, Europe’s most vibrant capital, Coimbra, a modern “city-of-knowledge” with a 725-year old university, and Porto, where some of the best cancer research in the world is produced.

While Portugal´s healthcare sector has been growing steadily, with exports surpassing those of traditional industries such as wine or cork, the country has become a leading example of innovation in fields such as renewable energy, agro-food and textiles. Biotechnology is being used by companies large and small to further advance these industries.

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