The i2A has extensive experience of coordination and participation in Research, Development and Innovation Projects (R&D+i) of different programs and national and international funding mechanisms.
This experience has favoured scientific research at IPC, creating knowledge and simultaneously allowing to show which areas of R&D+i it operates in, thus making its projection both in Portugal and in other countries.
At an international level we highlight the Programmes Horizon 2020, LIFE and INTERREG POCTEP Portugal – Spain and at a national level, under Portugal 2020, the Support System for Scientific and Technological Research (SAICT), the System of Incentives for Research and Technological Development (SI I&DT), and the Rural Development Programme (PDR 2020). Direct funding through the FCT is a reality for some projects, as well as at the level of the R&D Units based at the institution.
The i2A still proceeds with regularity to the dissemination of the most diverse funding opportunities at the level of R&D+i and promotes the training and capacity building of the IPC researchers for the presentation of projects.
Ensuring a strong alignment with the National and European Strategies for R&D+i, the IPC as a polytechnic institution fulfils with high commitment, rigour and professionalism its main mission regarding its R&D+i activity.