A NEW RADIOTHERAPY UNIT FOR THE PORTUGUESE SNS (National Health Service)
Following the work of a task force created last year, the Portuguese Government has approved, on February 15, the guidelines for the installation of a new radiotherapy unit making use of high energy proton beams. The Government counts on the collaboration of the IAEA, CERN and the University of Texas. The installation is expected to be concluded in 2022, and the budget for the project is of the order of 100 million EURO. The unit will probably be installed at the Nuclear and Technologic Campus of IST to make use of "the Portuguese highest concentration of technical staff with expertise in nuclear sciences and technologies".
C2TN performs R&D, Advanced Training & Education, Consulting and other Services in Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, being a strategic Unit for the Portuguese R&D and innovation policies in this area.
The Center is recognised as Excellent by the national funding agency FCT.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Research activity carried out based on research programmes with clearly defined objectives and strategies, as well as working and evaluation practices, in a continuous improvement of the quality of the human resources and research.
INTERNATIONALIZATION OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Active participation in Technology Platforms, consortia, networks of excellence, clusters, international organizations and associations , fostering collaborative and cooperation links .
C2TN operates a long list of own research facilities and equipment. In addition C2TN researchers can easily access other in Campus facilities, some of which are unique in the Country.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Always pursuing more and better advertisement, outreach and dissemination – by a proactive and effective attitude in the promotion of the Nuclear Sciences and Technologies