Philippine Ambassador Visits Business Incubation Institute Of Portugal
A staff in one of the research labs at the Instituto Pedro Nunes
(IPN) explains a newly-developed material for insulation to Philippine Ambassador
to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier during a tour at the IPN facility last 12 February
Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier visited the Instituto Pedro
Nunes (IPN) located in Coimbra on 12 February 2014. The Ambassador was warmly received
by Professor Teresa Mendes, President of the Board of IPN who gave a short overview
of the operations of the IPN.
Founded in 1991 as an initiative by the University of Coimbra, the IPN is a non-profit
private institution dedicated to innovation and development of science and technology
for the benefit of the public. The Institute promotes transfer of technology and
interface between the scientific and technological system and the production sector.
In her briefing, Prof. Mendes explained that the IPN aims to contribute to the transformation
of the business environment by promoting a culture of innovation, quality, rigor
and entrepreneurship, built on solid relationship between the research and the business
sector. The IPN also provides consultancy and specialized services for business
organizations especially spin-off companies.