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IPN Incubator

IPN Incubadora

IPN - Incubadora supports new, tech-based and/or innovative entrepreneurial projects during their rising stage, together with advanced services providers.
The priority targets are spin-offs from the University of Coimbra and also start-ups that guarantee a strong connection to academia through students, teachers or lab research projects, as well as other projects from the private sector and of RTD, in consortia with the industry.

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Name and Mailing address
Name: IPN Incubator Web-site: IPN Incubator
Street: Rua Pedro Nunes Send mail:
City: 3030-199, Coimbra Phone/Fax: +351(239)700300 / +351(239)700301
Country: Portugal Networks:   
Communication & Contact
  Teresa Mendes

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  Luis Andrade
Contact Person

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  Paulo Santos
Executive Director

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Technology Incubator Services

Business Support
General business advisory
Business information
Help to enter international Markets

Office rooms for rent
Internet Access (high speed) / ICT services
Workshop / production space for rent

Incubation Program
Pre-incubation program
Incubation program (on-site)
Incubation program (off site / virtual)
Mentoring / coaching

Networks & Synergy
General networking events
Network with other Program Clients

Technology Transfer
Support with Intellectual Property Rights
Help with technology commercialization
Patent Advice

Financial management training
Training on selected business topics
The goals of the Technology Incubator: Specific Target Groups:
Develop profitable companies
Commercialize research
Create jobs
Raise awareness of entrepreneurship
Raise awareness of innovation
Support university-based entrepreneurship (spin-offs)
Create companies that generate export revenue
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Technology Business Incubator
Mixed use / without technological focus
Private sector
Technology Incubator Data              Year incubator opened: 2002Year (statistic): 2014
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubator2,000Total number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).58148
sq.m used for incubator services/administration300Number of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.3670
sq.m. rented by client firms1,250Number of employees in client firms296
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services13
We offer virtual incubation additional to the physical incubation servicesWe do not use a graduation model for our incubator
Business areas of client companies
- Aeronautics, Space Technologies
- Automation, Process Technologies
- Biotechnology (bio informatics, bio medicine, bio cosmetics, bionic)
- Business Services, technical (consulting, engineering, manufacturing, testing services, training)
- Chemistry (analysis, technologies, services)
- Construction (materials, parts, planning, technical inspection)
- Creative Technologies (art, design, music, photography, computer graphics, graphic design)
- Environmental Technologies / Clean technologies
- Energy Renewable (bio fuel, solar technologies, energy saving technologies)
- Equipment (production of apparatus, measurement, instrumentation)
- ICT Information and Communication Technologies
- Internet related technologies (e-commerce, e-marketing, e-learning, content provision & management, publishing, website development, VOIP)
- Media, Multimedia (film, animation, TV, audiovisual, video)
- Medicine (diagnostics, therapy - not pharmaceutical)
- Microelectronic (hardware production, computer hardware, wireless technologies)
- Molecular biology, gene technology, cell therapy, immunology
- Optical Technologies, Opto-electronics, Laser
- Pharmaceuticals (drugs)
- Sensors
- Services (manufacturing, engineering, consulting)
- Software development (CAD/CAM , IT Business Solutions)
- Telecommunications
- Testing Services
- Tourism
- Training
- Wireless technologies
Last Updated
August 24, 2015