In an exciting move, EFC member “la Caixa” Banking Foundation has extended the scope of ”la Caixa” Welfare Projects to Portugal following a new alliance and partnership with Portuguese bank BPI. 

In February 2018, the prime minister of Portugal and the president of ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation, signed a collaboration agreement to jointly promote research projects of excellence and high social impact in the field of biomedicine and health. The bodies involved have worked on a plan that envisions an investment of up to €50 million a year in the country once all programmes have been implemented.

As a result of this partnership the Foundation for Science and Technology will match investment made by ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation in research projects selected in the context of the Foundation’s extension of activity in Portugal. Through this investment in biomedical and health research, both aim to foster investigation carried out in Portuguese centres in collaboration with other foreign institutions. The goal is to transfer results for the benefit of health and contribute to people’s general wellbeing. 

Grants are now available for innovative, transformative projects developed by one or several research teams and projects that meet the highest standards of quality, objectivity and transparency. 

For more information please see the following: Press Release – la Caixa Banking Foundation and the Foundation for Science and Technology form partnership