On the 27th of November, the award ceremony for the 10th edition of the NOVO BANCO National Innovation Awards was held in Espaço NOVO BANCO. In the public ceremony, which was attended by the CEO of Feedzai, Nuno Sebastião, 3 projects were distinguished in the sectors under contention, as well as the outright winner.
The jury – made up from principals and vice-principals of the main universities in the country – decided to award a grand prize, distinguishing one from among the winners of each sector. The technology in question, winning in the health sector, is a portable diagnostic kit, which only uses a drop of blood to be screened for leishmaniasis in any clinical presentation and decide on the treatment or vaccination.
For guidance in the process of assessing the entries, the jury of the competition used a set of criteria with the following order of importance: potential impact of the results of the project on business competitiveness; scientific excellence and innovative character of the project; credibility of the company, R&D institution or inventor.