Today the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, received the visit of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Professor Elvira Fortunato, and the Minister of Science and Innovation of Spain, Diana Morant.
“Strengthening Portugal-Spain collaboration through Science is strategic for our countries”, stated Elvira Fortunato and Diana Morant after the bilateral meeting in which the Ministers of Portugal and Spain discussed the strengthening of scientific relations between the two countries.
The Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal welcomed the relationship maintained with the neighbouring country: “What unites us is not only the geographical proximity but also the proximity of positions», namely in science and innovation”.
The bilateral meeting took place within the framework of the visit of the Minister of Science and Innovation of Spain for a set of initiatives aimed at strengthening relations between Portugal and Spain.
The agenda was INL’s visit, the memorandum of understanding about the Atlantic Constellation and the Iberian Energy Storage Center in Cáceres, and the development of lines of collaboration regarding the Chips Act.
The Iberian Center for Research and Energy Storage is also based on cooperation between Portugal, Spain and the European Commission and aims to develop research and technologies for storing, managing and transporting energy produced by renewable sources.