Alzheimer Portugal - Centro Delegation is a national voluntary organization created to improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, as well as of their family members and caretakers that live in the central region of Portugal (Aveiro, Guarda, Coimbra, Viseu, Castelo Branco e Leiria). Alzheimer Portugal was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Lisbon with a Central Delegation in Pombal since 2003.
ANAI, National Association of Support to the Elderly, has as its mission "to promote the Protection and Support to the Elderly" through information, personalized care and referral. ANAI's values are: Cooperation, Solidarity, Confidentiality, Equality, Respect, Dignity, Innovation and Improvement of the quality of life. ANAI aims to provide the elderly with the practice of activities that allow them to strengthen their social participation, enjoy an experience that is consistent with their aging process, allowing them to fully exercise their status as a citizen.
Aposenior, a Senior University, was established in 2006 as a new valence of Associação Apojovi, and aims to promote non-formal adult education, active aging by stimulating intellectual and cognitive activity, and, simultaneously, create convivial situations and sharing experiences, fighting the loneliness and the absence of post working life projects. The acquisition of knowledge in several areas of learning is complemented with the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, citizenship and leisure. The Aposenior is part of Rutis (Universities Network for the Third Age) and was named as its member of excellence.
The Arte-Via Cooperative is an institution without lucrative purposes that develops its action in a local, regional and national level. Its context is inserted in a social, economical and gender inequality. Therefore, we try to fill in some necessities with an informal formation program according to the basilar European principles of apprenticeship throughout life. Until now, our activity has always had the support, either from the population, or from public or private institutions, local and regional. Since 1999, when Arte-Via was founded, we gave a major contribute to the cultural development, in a large sense of the region where we are integrated.
The Exploratório Infante D. Henrique was the first interactive Science centre in Portugal and was built in 1995, as a non-profit organization. The University of Coimbra and the Faculty of Science and Technology are the main founding members, and the Municipal Culture House of Coimbra provides the premises. It started with a government initiative to create centres of introduction to science, for the public in general, in the 90s. In 1998, it was integrated into the network of Life Science Centres, as a multidisciplinary centre, and in 2000 it was awarded the public utility award. In 2009, the Exploratorium moved to a new building, in the Parque Verde do Mondego, and hosts a major exhibition dedicated to the asso
Association for Development and Professional Training is a Private Institution of Social Solidarity, without profitable means, officially recognized as Public Utility since 1989, with headquarters in Miranda do Corvo (Coimbra, Portugal). Provides social and cultural services in the county of Miranda and in the city of Coimbra and additional cultural services in other town counties (Penela, Lousã, Góis, Penacova and Coimbra) – with the service of a Mobile Library. We have about 2500 members and 3400 people that regularly use our services, including more or less 230 elderly, disabled, handicapped, chronically ill, children and women that live in our residences. Our main objectives are to support the disabled people, chronically ill and maladjusted, children, the young and the elderly, with the main intent to express the duty of solidarity between people as well as a total integration of each individual in society based on a philosophy of social inclusion.
Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image (AIBILI) is a Research Technology Organisation in the health area dedicated to the development and clinical research of new products for medical therapy and diagnostic imaging. It is a private non-profit organisation, founded in 1989, established to support translational research and technology transfer in the health area.
The Association of Cerebral Palsy of Coimbra - APCC is a private social solidarity institution, which began its activity in 1975, still under the name of NRC / APPC - Regional Center of the Portuguese Association of Cerebral Palsy, in the sense to create answers for people with special needs and their families. Since 2005, the institution has been recognized as APCC - Cerebral Palsy Association of Coimbra. APCC’s mission is to promote the social inclusion of people at a disadvantage, with a special focus on people with disabilities and /or disadvantage. Its vision is to establish itself as a reference organization, nationally and internationally, in the empowerment and full integration of the person with disabilities and others at a disadvantage. APCC provide diverse and complementary services, ranging from specialized services in Medical-Functional (re)Habilitation; Educational Services; Training Center; Residencies; Occupational Activity Center; Assistance, Support and Animation Centre for people with disability. APCC also offers other services, such as Volunteering (including European voluntary service); Technical Assistance (APCC is a prescriptive service for support products and technical aids); Sports, Plastic Expression, Music Therapy, Pedagogical Farm, The Biological Farm, The Adventure Farm; The Horse Riding Centre ( specialized in Hipotherapy) , the Toy Library and the Resources Centre Transports Service. Currently, APCC employs around 300 people and, through the services provided in the various social responses, attends more than 2,877 clients. The geographic scope of action covers the entire centre region of Portugal, including the districts of Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria, Viseu, in a multidisciplinary intervention approach. The Association of Cerebral Palsy of Coimbra has developed projects in several areas with national and international partners for more than 25 years, considered relevant and strategic for its mission, aiming at the dynamics of innovation, transversality of concepts and practices, involvement stakeholders and the challenges of diversity by promoting the quality of services and care arrangements for people with disabilities. Partnerships form the basis of their work philosophy. Our approach and methodology is related to the quality of life throughout the entire life cycle, according to the perspective of the WHOQOL. The APCC is certified by the ISO 9001 Quality Standard and is certified with EQUASS - Excellence and is furthering the involvement of its stakeholders - AA1000. "Growing in a sustainable way has been a permanent challenge in identifying opportunities for improvement, in seeking the excellence of the services it provides, meeting the needs and expectations of the clients, asserted by the partnership relations at national and transnational level.", In APCC’s Policy and Quality Manual
Bissaya Barreto Foudation is a private and non-profit organization that is responsible for a series of cultural activities and social work.
Bluepharma is a Portuguese capital pharmaceutical company, based in Coimbra. Bluepharma initiated its activity in February 2001, when a group of professionals, connected with the pharmaceutical industry, bought a state-of-the-art industrial unit from the German giant, Bayer.
Business Council of Centre / Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CEC/CCIC) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1993, representative of the business associations of the Centro Region of Portugal comprising the districts of Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria and Viseu. In 1996 its public service status was recognised. CEC/CCIC aims at homogeneous and sustained development, study, protection and promotion of business and the socioeconomic interests of the Centro Region by promoting the unity, cooperation and representation of their business associations and other organisations which integrate it, as well as the networking with the various players, public and private, regional, national and international, in pursuit of its purposes.
Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra is a social economy private institution that supports people and communities in five districts of the the Central Region of Portugal. This Institution develops its main activity in the following areas: social, health, education and pastoral care.
CCDRC – Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Centro is a regional agency of the Portuguese government that deals with environment, land use, urban planning and regional development in Centro Region of Portugal. CCDRC is also responsible for the management of the ESIF Operational Programme. Within its responsibilities in regional development, CCDRC prepares strategic proposals for regional development together with sectorial bodies, economic agents and local authorities and plays a part in the planning of structural public investment. Through a regional statistics system, it monitors and assesses regional socio-economic dynamics and the impact of public policies. It carries out technical studies to support decision making on regional development projects and policies. CCDRC is also involved in the management of transnational and interregional cooperation projects and programmes, thus reinforcing European cooperation and internationalisation. Being the regional public authority, it establishes the guidelines for regional development policy, leads territorially-based strategic planning processes, establishes partnerships between regional agents and draws up integrated programmes promoting territorial cohesion and competitiveness. Likewise, it was CCDRC that launched and coordinates the process of designing and implementing the regional Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategy that plays a central role in the management of the European Structural Funds.
Cediara is a particular social welfare institution whose main purpose is to offer support to children, the elderly and taking care of mental health. This institution is distinguished from others due to the work developed in the promotion of active aging, which is achieved with the creation of innovative services of training and geriatric rehabilitation. Following the implementation of cognitive stimulation programs and the development of non-drugs therapies, Cediara has achieved public recognition for the result of the work done with both users and community, seeking mutual support among its partners as a way of improvement and growth. It also contributes to the dissemination of good practices though public presentations of works and the training of technicians."
The Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) is a nonprofit research institute founded in 1990, aiming to foster biomedical research and multidisciplinary graduate teaching at the University of Coimbra. CNC was the first established “Laboratório Associado” in Portugal, and it has steadily increased the scope of scientific competences over the years, with a strong focus on the exploitation of the fundamental mechanisms of aging and brain diseases.
CEISUC is a multidisciplinary research Centre. It encompasses several researchers with various skills from different research disciplines. Our team includes skills from economics, management, mathematics, health administration, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, and psychology. In spite of this diversity and taking advantage of a real multidisciplinary environment, a common set of research interests aggregate our researchers. All these interests can be encapsulated under the concept of health system research, especially, in the Portuguese context. CEISUC is the largest Portuguese Centre specifically oriented towards this area of knowledge.
Centre of Studies on Geography and Spatial Planning of University of Coimbra is a research centre dedicated to Geography and Spatial Planning, formally recognized by FCT in 2008 and counts with the collaboration of 52 integrated members (with PhD) and 83 PhD students, resulting from a joint cooperation between the Geography Departments of the Universities of Coimbra, Porto and Minho. Thus, this R&D unit, approved for funding by the Science and Technology Foundation, corresponds to a large space of collaboration, in which individual interests of scientific research are articulated with collective goals, gathered around the geography, both in its theoretical approaches and in its articulation with the spatial planning.
Cnotinfor is an innovation company dedicated to Technology Enhanced Learning on the edge of developing basic cognitive skills and advanced content visualization. Its goal is to provide integrated and specialized solutions for teaching and learning including software, hardware, training, monitoring, evaluation and certification.
The natural mineral waters of Caldas da Felgueira, of primitive sulphurous nature, with a pH of 8.4, are rich in bicarbonate, sodium, fluoride and mesothermal (35.8º C). Captured in depth, its stability and purity is ensured by permanent control, both bacteriologically, physically and chemically. Despite the scientific advancements in its knowledge, the millennial age of Felgueira's mineral water remains a mystery of nature. It is an exceptional and unique water, which lets itself be discovered and guided from the inside of the Earth, towards rituals of Healing, Wellness, Balance and Beauty. This water of excellence is used in airways spa treatments, in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, and also in wellness, beauty and aesthetics programs. Whatever the use may be, these waters fulfill their destiny and are worth a visit to Caldas da Felgueira.
"Evolute" is the brand name of a health informatics company, which develops computer systems, modulation of bio-sensors and their integration with applications for monitoring and control of chronic diseases, and for the evaluation of performance on the sport and health. With its main-office in the Obidos Creative Industries andTechnology Park, the company was founded in 1999, employs 16 highly qualified employees for the execution of complex projects in the healthcare ecosystem, covering three main areas: (1) Diabetes; (2) Exercise and Health; (3) Sport and Health. The company runs its own data center, increasing the performance of its projects, particularly in the collection and treatment of large amount of data (big data) and, also, in the use of assistive technologies and connectivity under different domains (sensors, devices , telephones and buildings) and different channels (satellite, 3G, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth and hybrid meshes). Our R&D&I Division operates especially on projects in the areas of exercise and health, performance, tactics and health, bio-sensors for diabetes, HL7 (exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information). The company is associated with the HCP (Health Cluster Portugal) AIP (Association of Portuguese Industries) and APDSI (Portuguese Association for the Development of the Information Society). We hold projects in cooperation with INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnologies, Exercise and Health Laboratory of the School of Human Kinetics at the Universidade de Lisboa, and Uninova, Faculty of Science and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
The Foundation's main objective is to assist and welcome elder people with difficulties or invalids as such those over sixty years of age. It works daily on equal opportunities and SOCIAL INCLUSION OF ELDERLY PEOPLE, defending the need for these people's access to all the dynamics of civil society, with a view to promoting a full citizenship. To this end, a Residential Support Structure for the elderly was built in the historic village of Abiul, Pombal, to which the services of Day Center and Domiciliary Support are added. In this structure, thanks to a multidisciplinary team, it´s provide the necessary care for the well-being of the clients and their families. Several activities of physiotherapy, cultural tours, games for cognitive stimulation, and others are promoted and stimulated. Also, as a socially responsible entity in the community, the Foundation pursues cultural and educational promotion of the population, namely, supporting computer training for seniors, training in music, promoting physical exercise and popular culture activities. The Dr. José Lourenço Junior Foundation is a member of the Portuguese Center of Foundations and Associate of CNIS. It has the Quality Certification under the EN ISO 9001: 2015, in the management and provision of services of ERPI, SAD and CD
The Hospital mission is to provide specialized and quality health care side by side with primary health care sector and other integrated hospitals in the National Health Service (NHS) network, properly using its human resources and materials within the principles of effectiveness and efficiency. It develops its activities through procedures and attitudes based on humanistic practices and structural principles, as well as permanent and active availability framework and human and professional dignity as well as accountability. 1 - The Hospital is governed by the following objectives: a) Provision of quality health care, accessible in a timely manner; b) Economic and financial sustainability by promoting the efficient use of resources and effective results. 2 - The Hospital follows a quality policy to continuous improvement of care, according to the needs and expectations of users. The meeting the commitments undertaken in the Agreement Programme and annual Action Plans will be evaluated to ensure the achievement of the goals established for the protection and the success of the Hospital as a provider of health care services.
Intrinsically connected to the Ria de Aveiro estuary, inevitably facing the ocean, these are Ilhavo’s main features, which distinguish the city from similar others, either by its geography or by its history. The first known reference to Ílhavo as a Municipality or Council dates back to 13 October 1296, later confirmed by King Manuel I, who issued the Charter on 8 of March 1514. The City Hall of Ílhavo is the executive authority of the Municipality, its mission is to define and implement policies that promote development in wide number of domains.
Instituto Superior Miguel Torga (ISMT) is one of the oldest University Institutions of Private Higher Education in Portugal, with more than seven decades of existence. We minister eleven courses of 1st cycle (Graduation) in Social Work, Psychology, Journalism Information, Business Communication, Computer Science with Business, Computer Sciences, Multimedia, Communication Design, Management, Human Resources Management, and Accounting and Auditing. As for courses of 2nd cycle (Masters) is authorized the functioning of the following: Clinical Psychology (with three branches of specialization), Human Resources Management and Organisational Behavior, Social Psychology of Health, Social Work, Social Gerontology, Network Administration and Informatics Systems (in partnership with ISPGAYA).
Intellicare – Intelligent Sensing in Healthcare is a technology-based company, participated by ISA – Intelligent Sensing Anywhere, operating on the healthcare market. Its activity is reflected in the offer of innovative and value-added products and services that fit the new health care vision. Intellicare develops solutions for remotely monitor health parameters, maximize the health care, operating in a preventive way and assuring a closer proximity between the individual and the care provider. It also develops solutions for remote tracking of people and assets, increasing the trust and tranquility related to their security.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Human Performance is a Research Unit located at the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (Faculty of Human Kinetics) - Universidade de Lisboa (University of Lisbon), aiming at promoting multidisciplinary research synergies. Its research is rooted within human functioning and performance and applies multidimensional models looking at the interaction of body structure, functions, activities performance and contextual factors. The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Human Performance focuses on the identification and understanding of human functioning, performance determinants and their optimization. Human activity is analysed in different contexts, taking into account lifespan and human diversity (including disability), with the purpose of improving research and intervention methods and promote health and well-being.
MediaPrimer - Tecnologias e Sistemas Multimédia, Lda. (http://www.mediaprimer.pt) is a certified SME (NP4457 - Management of Research, Development and Innovation and ISO9001 - Quality Management), founded in 2000 as a spinoff of the University of Coimbra, which develops innovative products and services to promote a healthier aging. In addition to brain training activities suited to different needs of stimulation, maintenance and rehabilitation of various neurodegenerative diseases, which can stimulate several cognitive functions, including memory, attention, executive functions and visuospatial abilities, MediaPrimer also designs and develops inclusive information systems and mobile applications.
Pombal is located in the center of Portugal and it is crossed by the main railroad connections (Northern Line) and by the highway (A1, A17, IC8 and IC2), the Municipality of Pombal extends for 626 square kilometers. The wealth of its heritage is not limited to its monuments – full of history - but it is manifested in its diverse and beautiful landscape, providing those who visit Pombal an opportunity to bathe their feet in the waters of Osso da Baleia Beach and extend their arms to the fresh air from Serra da Sicó Mountain. With a resident population of around 54 thousand, of which 34,128 are between 15 and 65 years old, Pombal has become a central development center. This is a result from careful planning, which integrates the municipal strategy for the promotion of industrial attractiveness. The existence of skilled human resources makes Pombal one of the most competitive counties in the Central Region of Portugal. With more than 7,000 children and young people (0-14 years old), Education is one of the essential focuses, assuming as an ambitious goal that by 2020 all of its elementary (6 to 9 years) students successfully complete basic education. In addition to being one of the 14 Municipalities that make up the first Network of Creative Cities in Portugal, which demonstrates initiative and vitality, Pombal also wants to become a privileged place for seniors to live. Active Aging is goal. The municipality in partnership with the parish councils, prepares the county for the senior population, making the Pombal more attractive, with a good transport network, better health care and mobility and improving housing, making them more safe, comfortable and adapted to the age and physical condition of its inhabitants.
The Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC) is heir to the most ancient Nursing training in Portugal, and, also for that reason, is an institution which tries to be on the leading edge of knowledge and the best practices in education. The educative community of the ESEnfC is committed with the humanist, scientific, technical and cultural training of socially recognised professionals, the promotion of accredited research, the dissemination of knowledge and the provision of services to the community.
Obras Sociais is a Private Institution of Social Solidarity, established in 1966, composed by institutional members and individual members in the form of association of social solidarity. The members of the Obras Sociais of the Town Hall of Viseu, and also the aggregated entities, the Town Halls of : Mangualde, Sátão, Penalva do Castelo, Oliveira de Frades and the Union of Parishes of Viseu. Obras Sociais has as main objectives to support the family, the protection of children, youth, seniors and the disabled, promotion and protection of health, education and vocational training, victim protection and monitoring of offenders in domestic violence, equal gender, prevention and combating domestic violence, trafficking in human beings.
The main goal of the Observatory of Herb-Drug Interactions is to study and evaluate herb-drug interactions that occur in Portugal, and if required to extend its action to other countries. Besides promoting the knowledge in this scientific area, the Observatory intends to contribute to a rational evaluation on herb-drug interactions, as fundamental instrument of research and scientific dissemination. The Observatory of Herb-Drug Interactions intends to study and disclose the most frequent and worrying interactions that occur in Portugal, to prevent its occurrence, and to create a national and international strategy to assess the risk of such interactions. The key is to educate and inform the population in a way to make them understand how to avoid these risks, achieving health benefits and the reduction of inherent expenses in eventual accidents.
The PENELA’s Municipality enjoys full competence in the field of innovation and economic development. The Innovation, Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Support Office includes support in developing new policies and encouraging the creation of new businesses in the Municipality by encouraging a strong innovation mind-set. Our mission is focused on the territorial development and in the attraction of population to this rural area.
PERONEO is an institution that provides services in the areas of Health Care and Health, Hygiene and Safety at Work. Its mission is to provide health care in due time, with efficiency and quality, focused on the needs of individuals, families and communities at socially acceptable costs.
REPLICAR SOCIALFORM is an organization that contributes to increase the technicians’ abilities who can work with the elderly population, making and training them to promote a successful and active aging, making them aware to the need to promote active aging, following a multidimensional approach of the elderly, giving information, specific techniques and ways of working and strategically conceived to the intervention with the elderly, allowing them a more efficient performance and generating a change on caring the elderly, that promote their independence and in that order a better quality of life.
SOCIEDADE ARTISTICA MUSICAL DOS POUSOS, is a Public Utility Institution, founded in 1873, and whose main activity is the teaching of music and performing performative activities. SAMP has played a significant role at regional and national level, both by the significant number of professional artists who have left it and by the innovation and quality of some of its programs. SAMP seeks to foster culture, with innovation, through performing arts, especially music, promoting and developing artistic pleasure and enjoyment, so that they are structuring the individual and the community. SAMP develops a wide range of programs in the field of Training, Music Therapy and Expressive Therapies in partnership with entities and State Agencies. In order to ensure sustained growth in the area of arts in the context of social intervention, NUCLEO SAÚDE COM ARTE SAMP (NSAS) was created in 2014, composed of professors of postgraduate artistic teaching in the areas of expressive therapies and music therapy, and external professionals such as psychologists, nurses, educators, who coordinate and develop various programs within the therapeutic effects of Art.
Santa Casa da Misericórdia da Lousã is a non-profit Private Social Solidarity Institution that acts in Lousã, Portugal. Santa Casa da Misericórdia da Lousã aims to promote the moral duty of solidarity and justice among individuals. It also aims to support children, youth and families and protect citizens in situations such as old age, disability and neediness.
Saúde em Português is a non-governamental organization and a welfare association with internacional headquarters in Coimbra - Portugal, but opened to the world. It was founded in 1993, has already helped many people in the community of portuguese speaking countries and in conflict, catastrophe and war territories. Saúde em Português seeks to promote social and community integration aiming at the full development of the human being, respecting and ensuring their rights and fundamental freedoms. We have carried out cooperation projects fot the development, humanitarian aid and emergency projects, awareness projects, social and community intervention and integration projects to support the most vulnerable, strategic and at risk populations.
Sensing Future acts in the fields of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and dedicates itself to the technological development of medical devices, promoting visual feedback in real time, in a rigorous manner, to its users and to the health care professionals that accompany them in their physical recovery process.
Serfarma Ltd. is a startup founded in October 2014 that provides innovative pharmaceutical services in order to increase patients’ quality of life, using technology to promote proper, effective and safe use of medicines. The founders of serFarma include pharmacists and software engineers and its activity is governed by the values of ethics, rigor and professionalism. The company is incubated at Pedro Nunes Institute (IPN), in Coimbra, and includes in its portfolio several products and services focused on improving the clinical use of medicines, in the pharmaceutical care, education and information areas
The Social Security Institute is the public organization that administers the national insurance system to guarantee the rights of citizens to pensions and social benefits.
Tondela City Council promotes the development of the city in all areas of life, such as health, education, social action and housing, environment and sanitation, land management and urbanism, transport and communications, public supply, sports and culture, consumer protection and civil protection. Areas such as health, social action, culture and sport put the Tondela County on the road to an active ageing.