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Bluepharma supports 10th edition of Arrisca C National Ideas and Business Plans Contest

24.05.2019 in Bluepharma

Protexing-Aging ", a drug project to combat osteoarthritis, was the big winner, winning the Business Ideas, IPAMEI and IEFP awards

The winners of the 10th edition of the National Competition of Ideas and Business Plans “Arrisca C”, which once again had the support of Bluepharma, were announced May 23, in the Exploratório – Centre of Living Science of Coimbra. The "Protexing- Aging" project on medication to combat osteoarthrosis, developed by researchers from the University of Coimbra, was the big winner of the national innovation competition, garnering the Business Ideas, IPAMEI and IEFP awards.

The contest of Ideas and Business Plans “Arrisca C” also awarded prizes to the "Immersive Pyx-Rescue Pyx", "Eco2 Blocks" and "Dog's Home" projects, whilst honourable mentions were given to the projects "Vmotor X Experience" and "Time Up".

The Secretary of State for Regional Development, Dr. Maria do Céu Albuquerque, who presided over this ceremony, stressed that, "For 10 years, the Arrisca C competition, has been creating conditions so that today we have projects of great maturity that have earned far more than a prize, being able to succeed and ensure the sustainability of our territories.".

In the 10 editions of the Arrisca C competition, one of the national programmes of entrepreneurship and innovation, there have been more than 800 applicant projects, over 25 startups have been created, and almost 1 million euros in prizes have been distributed.