Meeting #1 - 18.10.2016, 10 am
Meeting at Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Lisbon, with Prof. Paulo Ferrão (President FCT)
Attendees: Eugénio Diogo (INIAV), Célia Pais (UM), Vitor Ramos(LEGE), Nelson Lima (MUM), José Paulo Sampaio (PYCC) and stakeholders Paulo Marques (SUMOL+COMPAL)
The topic of the meeting was the establishment of a national network of culture collections and its relevance for bio-economy and the national roadmap of research infrastructures. A plan to develop a Portuguese Network of Culture Collections was presented and FCT gave support to the initiative. Such an initiative will be developed within the European consortium MIRRI (Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure). Ways of obtaining financial support to the Portuguese network were discussed and it was emphasized that this initiative will have a significant impact not only on the Portuguese culture collections but ultimately on the scientific community as a whole. All participants discussed ways of implementing, funding and making the network relevant to the scientific community.