i2A – Institute of Applied Research

The Institute of Applied Research (i2A) is the research unit of IPC

The Institute of Applied Research (i2A) is the research unit of the Polytechnic of Coimbra (IPC). The i2A values excellence, interdisciplinarity, sustainability, cooperation, and innovation.

The i2A promotes applied research, knowledge transfer, provision of services, and advanced training, thus fostering interdisciplinarity between fields of knowledge and gathering teams to assert—nationally and internationally—IPC’s scientific research.

It is a structure transversal to the IPC that ensures Research, Development, and Innovation (R&D+i) activities of all researchers of the 6 organic teaching units who develop their scientific research in various fields of knowledge fit an institutional framework.

The i2A is fully available and open to the community, seeking to give the best coverage and visibility to the work of its researchers and creating strong partnerships with different regional actors, namely SMEs, to obtain innovative solutions and sustainable development.


Statutes of the i2A

Approval of the amendments to the i2A Statutes




Rua da Misericórdia, Lagar dos Cortiços – S. Martinho do Bispo
3045-093 Coimbra
Phone: +351 239791250
E-mail:  geral@i2a.ipc.pt
Internet: www.ipc.pt
Coordinates: Latitude 40°12’17.65″N | Longitude 8°27’14.13″W


The i2A is committed to  improving its performance. Help by sending any positive feedback, suggestions or complaints to melhoria@i2a.ipc.pt .