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DONE Lab Laboratory inaugurated at UMinho

Monday, 11/28/2016
DONE Lab Laboratory was inaugurated at the School of Engineering of UMinho (EEUM), in Guimarães. The structure resulted from a partnership between UMinho and Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal.
UMinho and Bosch have inaugurated DONE Lab, the only laboratory in Portugal for the advanced additive manufacture of prototypes and tools. The ceremony took place on 28th November 2016, at 11h30, in the Main Auditorium of the EEUM and was attended by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, the Secretary of State for Development and Cohesion, Nelson de Souza, the Bosch administrators, Carlos Ribas, Lutz Welling and Sven Ost, the Rector of UMinho, António M. Cunha, among other personalities.

The laboratory aims to support several projects that are underway in the framework of the partnership between UMinho and Bosch. “We are developing innovative projects, but then we need physical prototypes in order to test and show Bosch costumers and the researchers themselves, in order for them to understand how they may improve the design issues for manufacturing”, the UMinho’s coordinator of the Bosch-UMinho partnership, António José Pontes, explained.

DONE Lab aims to foster new projects and partnerships with Bosch, with the mission of showing the best results in research, development and innovation (R&D&I). António José Pontes also strengthened the importance of involving the entire academic community – from bachelors’ students to professors – in this partnership, in a logic of expansion and growth.

The DONE Lab Laboratory is Inserted in the largest university-company project in the country, Innovative Car HMI Programme, which predicts a global investment of 54.7 million euros until 2018.

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