Instituto Pedro Nunes is a non-profit private organizationf or innovation and technology transfer, being the main link between the University of Coimbra and the business sector.
IPN work is made trough RTD in partnership with the business sector; specialized training; and suport and incubation to tech-based firms.
IPN has its own technological infrastructures – six laboratories – besides accessing a network of researchers in the scientific and technological system, particularly from the University of Coimbra, mainly through the Faculty of Sciences and Technology.
IPN Laboratories are: LABPHARM – Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Studies; LABGEO – Laboratory of Geotechnique; LAS - Laboratory of Automation and Systems; LEC - Laboratory of Electroanalysis and Corrosion; LED&MAT - Laboratory of Wear, Testing and Materials; LIS - Laboratory of Informatics and Systems. IPN also possesses a TECHBUSINES Incubator that promotes spin-off companies.