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R&D Units

R&D Units are the core of the Portuguese scientific and technological system. They are organized structures of a public or private nature that include human resources, equipment and technical infrastructure active in R&D, advanced training and scientific dissemination, working in all scientific fields and spread throughout the country.
The next evaluation of R&D Units will begin in January 2024. Their status, and funding, will be granted by the FCT after a Call and evaluation for a period that will increase to 5 years in the next evaluation.

Evaluation of R&D Units 2023/2024

Results of the latest evaluations of the R&D Units:

  • 312

    R&D units 2020-2023

  • 19418

    integrated researchers

  • 420

    M€ investment period 2020-2023

  • State


  • Program

    R&D Institutions

  • Contacts

    Generic information requests about the Pluriannual Financing Program for R&D Units.

  • Areas of operation

    Agricultural Sciences
    Engineering Sciences and Technologies
    Exact sciences
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Natural Sciences
    Social Sciences
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