Technology Transfer

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Our institute fosters socioeconomic development by transforming the scientific and technological knowledge developed in our laboratories into answers to major societal challenges in healthcare


The biomedical and biotechnological nature of the research performed at our institute brings an additional responsibility towards society. As such, we have been committed to transferring novel technologies to local industries and organizations towards regional development.

Partnerships and Entrepreneurship

The solid partnership between our institute and Centro Hospital e Universitário de Coimbra has been a major catalyst for developing our translational research, fostered by collaborations with the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. We are one of the founders of the Biocant, the unique Portuguese biotechnological park, and continue to participate today in this Technology Transfer ecosystem through industrial collaborations and the creation of innovative start-ups.


Our institute has been committed to transferring the technologies developed at our institute to local industries and organizations towards regional socio-economic development.

Strategic Localization

The privileged position of our institute in the central region of Portugal, situated within the academic environment of the University of Coimbra campus and the entrepreneur Biocant Technological Park, is an important contributor to the dynamic of translational activity in healthcare.

The Technology Transfer is divided in the following categories


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Our Mission and Goals

To make the most positive impact using the excellence of our research, graduate training, and specialized services, while enabling further scientific and technological development towards the UN Goal 3 "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages".


  • to assure the practical use of the scientific and technological advances by the general public and research community;
  • to create qualified jobs; 
  • to promote the recognition and reputation of our institute;
  • to generate revenue for funding further research;
  • to stimulate the socio-economic development of Portugal, especially the CENTRO region.

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Industrial Partnerships

Academic Partnerships

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