MDevNet wins Best Practices Award Infarmed 25+



The MDevNet project, coordinated by Fraunhofer AICOS, was awarded today the “Best Practices Awards Infarmed 25+” by Infarmed, which honours projects and institutions that promote best practices in the pharmaceutical and health products sectors.

With yet another public recognition, AICOS reinforces the importance of the research centre’s competences, the practical applicability of the work developed and its impact on society.


The Project MDevNet: National Network of Knowledge Transfer on Medical Devices, coordinated by Fraunhofer AICOS, is proud to announce the distinction received today in the "Projects" category of the Best Practices Awards Infarmed 25+, organized by INFARMED, I.P., in the scope of the closing ceremony of its 25th anniversary.

This distinction is a result of the initiatives promoted by Fraunhofer AICOS within the framework of the MDevNet project and network that promote the value of the knowledge developed by entities of the national scientific system in the area of technology-based medical devices.

This network acts as a discussion forum that includes workshops, seminars and other networking activities with entities involved in the development, commercialization, use or transfer of medical device technology, aiming to share best practices and clarify regulatory requirements for a more efficient transfer of knowledge.

During 2018, more than 500 people have participated in the activities of the MDevNet network, namely in seminars, workshops and work meetings.

These initiatives will continue in 2019 and will end up with the publication of a "Manual of Best Practices for Technology Transfer in the Field of Technology-Based Medical Devices", a "Catalogue of R&D Results in the area of Technology-Based Medical Devices with High Potential of Transfer to the Market" and a "Report of Obstacles and Opportunities for Implementation of Successful Technology Transfer in the Field of Technology-Based Medical Devices".


To find out more about the project, please visit:

MDevNet Project Description

MDevNet Website

MDevNet Facebook


Project ‘MDevNet – National Network of Knowledge Transfer on Medical Devices’, is an initiative co-funded by ‘COMPETE 2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização, ‘Portugal 2020’ and the European Union through the ‘FEDER – Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional’.


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