The UNINOVA (Institute for the Development of New
Tecnologies) is a non-profit University-Enterprise
association, that was formed in 1986 by the Faculty of Sciences and
Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT-UNL), the
Portuguese Industrial Association (AIP), the Professional Training
and Employment Institute (IEFP), a financial holding (IPE) and
other 30 companies.
The main theme of UNINOVA is to pursue scientific research,
technical development, high level training and the creation of new
technological innovation centers and small size industries.
UNINOVA's facilities are located at the campus of the Faculty of
Sciences and Technology (Quinta da Torre).
All those structures were totally financed by industrial partners
and portuguese institutions for R&D promotion and by the
government itself, namely on the behalf of the PEDIP Program
(Specific Program for the Development of Portuguese Industry).