Instituto Pedro Nunes promotes innovation and technology transfer through i ncubation and acceleration of techfirms, R&D and specialized training . Founded in 1991, it is the main link between the University of Coimbra and business sectors.
In healthcare, IPN’s main research topics are ICT for health, AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) and new materials, made by its ICT, Automation and Material laboratories.
With six applied research laboratories, IPN has participated in more than 200 R&TD projects with business sector, some of those outputting patented products. It has a vast experience in European projects, from FP5 to H2020.