Created in 1991 through a University of Coimbra initiative, Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) is a private non-profit organisation which promotes innovation and the transfer of technology, establishing the connection between the scientific and technological environment and the production sector.
To leverage a strong university – enterprise relationship for the promotion of innovation, rigour, quality and entrepreneurship in private and public sector organisations by acting in three complementary areas:
- Research and technological development, consultancy and specialised services;
- Incubation and acceleration of businesses and ideas;
- Highly specialised training and promotion of science and technology