Founded in 1991 as an initiative by the University of Coimbra, Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) – Association for Innovation and Development in Science and Technology – is a non-profit private institution for public benefit. “It promotes innovation and the transfer of technology, establishing the interface between the scientific and technological system and the production sector.”

Mission Statement
Contribute to the transformation of the business environment and organizations in general, promoting a culture of innovation, quality, rigor and entrepreneurship, built on a solid university/enterprise relationship and operating in three fronts that reinforce and complement each other:

  • Research and technological development, consultancy and specialized services;
  • Business and idea incubation;
  • Highly specialized training and dissemination of science and technology.

Research and technological development, consultancy and specialized services Holds its own technological infrastructures – six Technological Development Laboratories – besides access to a network of researchers from the National RTD System (Sistema Científico e Tecnológico Nacional), in particular from the University of Coimbra, namely through the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Contact: IPN
Rua Pedro Nunes
3030-199 Coimbra
Telephone: + 351 239 700 979
email: ledmat@ipn.pt