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R&D Institutions

R&D Units

R&D Units are public or private non-profit research centres, dedicated to scientific research and technological development.

There are currently 307 Units in Portugal, financed by FCT, encompassing different areas of knowledge. R&D Units are university-based, partnerships between several universities, or autonomous centres.

The operating procedures governing R&D Units are available in the Legislation, regulations, and norms section of the website.