Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) is a private non-profit organization, located in Coimbra, Portugal that promotes innovation and the transfer of technology, establishing the connection between the scientific world and the business environment.
To leverage a strong university – enterprise relationship for the promotion of innovation, rigor, quality and entrepreneurship in private and public sector organisations, IPN acts in three complementary areas: (1) Research and technological development, consultancy and specialised services; (2) Incubation and acceleration of businesses and ideas;(3) Highly specialised training and promotion of science and technology.
IPN’s technological infrastructures includes a set of six RTD laboratories in diversified technological areas. For the scope of this call we present one of them:
IPNlas provides applied research services and technological development to companies, by market pull or technology push approaches. It provides expertise on Health Technology Assessment, Certification, Implementation, Validation and Co-criation. Social innovator project participation: enable citizens to test and co-develop innovative products of local SMEs, to get informed on HLAA-related programmes run by local governments and to receive academia supported lifestyle checks with personalized lifestyle advice.
IPN is thus able to provide multidisciplinary support for product creation and innovative processes within an entrepreneurial environment. This includes research and technological development, access to sources of funding and assistance with intellectual property queries and entry to international markets.