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MIA Portugal

A Centre of Excellence in Ageing Research

MIA Portugal – Multidisciplinary Institute of Ageing is the first research institute in Southern Europe focused on the molecular and biological basis of ageing and works for the health and wellbeing of an ageing population.

MIA Portugal multidisciplinary approach wants to bridge the gap between top-level research in ageing and its application in clinical and geriatric care. The Institute performs a pivotal role, not only in Science production, but also in building links between healthcare, social services, and business development.

MIA Portugal is a teaming partnership between the University of Coimbra (UC) (partner in a low R&D-performing country) and the University of Newcastle (UNEW) plus the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) (partners in high R&D-performing countries), with strong support from a Technology Park (IPN) and the Regional Authority CCDRC, and synergies with EIT Health Knowledge and Innovation Communities and the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Sites.

European Union


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857524