In Portugal, Coimbra is recognized as the capital of knowledge and, together with its well-known University, Coimbra has also earned the title of Portuguese healthcare city.
IPN-Incubator supports new and innovative enterprise projects, technology-based companies during their rising stage and advanced services providers. The priority projects are spin-offs from the University of Coimbra and start-ups that guarantee a strong connection to the University environment, through students, teachers or laboratory investigation projects, as well as projects from the private sector and of R&TD on consortia with the industry. IPN-Incubator makes available a consultancy and management team, working in areas such as entrepreneurship and support of companies in their early stages. Adding to human resources, IPN-Incubator also provides its tenants with modern and qualified facilities, furnished with all the equipment necessary for the initial phase of their activity.
IPN Incubator has been awarded the classification of “Best Science-based Incubator of 2010” by the Technopolicy Network and CSES – Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Studies.”