Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


After the success of the two previous editions of the i3S Health Innovation Prize, which was characterized by the high technical and scientific level of the proposals received, i3S now announces the 3rd Edition of the Innovation Award in Health, this time dedicated to finding solutions in the fight against SARS-CoV-2.

The application is aimed at national and international researchers and entrepreneurs who present impactful solutions in the COVID-19 pandemic , from prevention to monitoring the disease, means of safe and accurate diagnosis, discovery of therapeutic compounds or vaccination, or even solutions to help or protect health professionals.


This edition is sponsored by the promotor of the prize, i3S, as well as by Tecnimed Group and Vallis Capital Partners and also by the Porto City Council, for a total of 20 thousand euros. The prize will have the same amount in support services for innovation sponsored by the acceleration program Resolve-Health, also from i3S. Candidates will also have the possibility to receive prizes in the form of products and services, awarded by the partners of this edition, namely the Patentree patent office, the National Innovation Agency (ANI), Porto Business School and Esfera Cúbica - Audiovisual Productions .


Given the extraordinary nature of this competition, the process of evaluation and implementation of the proposals will be expedite: applications can be sent until April 27, and the winners announced until May 15.