Champalimaud Foundation

Champalinaud Foundation building

The Champalimaud Foundation (Portuguese: Fundação Champalimaud) is a private biomedical research foundation. It was created according to the will of the late entrepreneur António de Sommer Champalimaud, in 2004. The complete name of the foundation honors the mother and father of the founder and is Fundação Anna de Sommer Champalimaud e Dr. Carlos Montez Champalimaud. It is based in Lisbon, Portugal. [1]

The mission of the Foundation is "to develop programmes of advanced biomedical research and provide clinical care of excellence, with a focus on translating pioneering scientific discoveries into solutions which can improve the quality of life of individuals around the world."

The foundation undertakes research in the fields of neuroscience and oncology at the modernistic Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon. Research into visual impairment is undertaken via an outreach program.


Acting President - Leonor Beleza

António Champalimaud Vision Award

The award was established in 2007 to recognise contributions to research into vision. In even numbered years it is awarded for contributions to overall vision research and in odd numbered years for contributions to the alleviation of visual problems, primarily in developing countries.[2]


Source: Champalimaud Foundation


  1. "Champalimaud Foundation". Champalimaud Foundation. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. "Vision award". Champalimaud Foundation. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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