Welcome to Prime Matter Consulting

Political, Management and Scientific Consulting

Here at Prime Matter Consulting we aim to bring innovative, thoughtful solutions to meet our clients' needs. Other consulting firms will bring you workers, here we want to bring you thinkers.

Our multidisciplinary team is experienced in taking on challenges from a variety of sectors, and we take your privacy very seriously.

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About Us

In alchemy, the materia prima (prime matter) was the essential element needed to undertake the magnum opus, the great work of creating the Philosopher's Stone. This legendary substance could transform metals like lead or mercury into the finest gold and silver, not to mention that it also held the secrets for achieving immortality through the elixir of life.

The Philosopher's Stone has since then become a symbol of enlightenment, of perfection at its finest. Myths and legends are powerful motivators, and we aim to inspire and we aspire to do great work. 

Prime Matter Consulting, through its experienced and dedicated team of professionals will work to transform your challenges into opportunities, your handicaps into advantages, creating innovative and visionary outputs, bringing your organisation to new frontiers. Most of our clients work with non-disclosure agreements so here at Prime Matter you can be sure that we take confidentiality very seriously.

 
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Miguel Galaz, M.A., Executive MBA

General Manager

With an approach that goes above and beyond, Miguel is proactive and in it for the long-haul. Miguel's experience as a project manager for a decade in the largest telecommunications provider in Portugal, or as a consultant to several enterprises throughout the years, makes him skilled in out-of-the-box solutions that aim to bring something new to the table.

With an international academic and professional background, having earned his Masters in International Relations from one of the leading Business Schools in Europe (IE), built upon a strong liberal arts education in Philosophy earned previously in the United States of America. He is also currently enrolled in an Executive MBA program.


Having spent most of his life abroad, Miguel is keenly aware of the importance of understanding different points-of-view and different cultures, and it is this cultural intelligence that helps him stand out in team efforts.

Rosa Direito, M.Sc, Ph.D

Scientific Director

A Research Scientist, winner of several grants, trained and worked in some of the finest academic and research institutions in Portugal. A B.Sc and M.Sc in Biochemistry followed up with a Ph.D in Pharmacy coupled with two Post-doctorate experiences, makes her a very flexible and dynamic manager with an expansive working record, both inside and outside the lab. 

An expert in handling multi-faceted projects and a natural leader that constantly motivates colleagues, especially given how today a large and essential part of scientific work is done outside the lab. A strong publication and research record makes her an essential member of the team thanks to her dedication, rigour, and sincerity.

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Services

Prime Matter is a flexible consulting agency, which thanks to a multidisciplinary team, we can act across a variety of sectors and disciplines and we’ll do whatever it takes to get you results. Whether through general consulting work, project management or financing, we have the skills to deliver. Please take a look at some of our services below.

Collaborating

Consulting

Management | Scientific | Political

Project Management

From the drawing board to conclusion

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Business Development

We help you with the details you haven't thought of

Scientific Management and Strategy

Helping bridge the gap between science and business

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Modern Work Space

HR Strategic Consulting

Helping you select the right candidate

Project Evaluation

In-depth analysis of scientific and entrepreneurial projects

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Find out more about our services.

 

Projects

Our projects are as multifaceted as they are interesting. They do have a common thread: we dedicate our best.

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Akshar Foundation

Teach them how to save the world

https://www.aksharfoundation.org/

After helping conceptualize the school's philosophy, we were then asked to provide strategic consulting during the launch and then throughout the development of the website, grant-writing, fundraising, and so on.

The Foundation aims to teach students how to teach so that they can become better learners; school acts as a poverty rehabilitation centre, providing education, vocational training, job placement, business incubation, basic healthcare, hygiene and sanitation, social work, clean food, and environmental remediation.

Beyond its pilot school, the Foundation has now been asked to implement the model in government schools, having this year started with the first, with plans to expand to 100 and beyond.

The Educator's Lab

Rethinking Professional Development

https://www.educatorslab.io/

Participated extensively in the founding of the Lab, having held weekly meetings with the founder to brainstorm the business plan model and actively developed towards the final plan. From launch-day onwards, provided consulting services to increase efficiency and focus the Lab's mission.

In the same way that today’s entrepreneurs will change the way business is done, The Educators' Lab believes teachers are the change agents who will direct the future of education. It is the Lab's hope that by investing in teachers, education can be revamped from within and help schools to better adapt to the changing needs of the 21st Century.

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Vivariums

Ensuring Excellence Through Rigour

Setting up a vivarium from scratch is no easy feat, especially when resources are scarce and every cent counts. A lot of scientific research requires the use of a vivarium to ensure that experiments can have an experimental component. Experimental animal models bring an essential component to scientific research, especially when it comes to producing new data and exploring new results.

Knowledge of the state of the art of vivariums and animal research is required to effectively set up a facility that respects all of the requirements that ensure the well-being of the animals. Planning, executing and monitoring the setup of the vivarium, and training its staff, was a unique learning experience, one which profoundly changes a Scientists perspective of the care required and importance that these animals have, not just for science, but for the rest of us.

Malta Council for Science & Technology

Our scientific division was awarded a project to evaluate several research proposals for the Research Excellence Programme (REP), a National Funding Programme, which is supported through Malta Government funds and managed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology. This programme was designed in response to the need and desire for public and private entities in Malta to focus on early conceptual research endeavours through a non-thematic based, bottom-up approach. The programme is intended to fund projects which are still in the early stages of research, but which nonetheless boast a high degree of excellence as well as national and international relevance.

Our scientific director took command of this project, performing several project evaluations, as well as taking part in a number of consensus meetings to discuss the evaluations with other evaluators from around the world.

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Martí i Franquès COFUND Doctoral Programme

For 2 years, since 2020, Prime Matter has lent its scientific and HR expertise to evaluate dozens of international candidates for this prestigious Doctoral Fellowships Programme, presenting an unbiased, thorough and extensive evaluation of each candidates' strengths and weaknesses.

Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia

Project Evaluation and Consensus Lead

This is your Project description. Whether your work is based on text, images, videos or a different medium, providing a brief summary will help visitors understand the context and background. Then use the media section to showcase your project!

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Get in touch with us

Tel: (+351) 21 933 49 90

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