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  • Electrical Mobility

    The development of Electric Mobility through new electric vehicles and an innovative model of an integrated battery charging network for electric vehicles was defined as a strategic priority for Portugal.

  • Future and Emerging Technologies

    By Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) it is meant here the search of new ideas and themes of disruptive long-term research in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), with the aim of promoting high risk research with the potential to lead to results with high technological and social impacts.

  • Future Internet

    Future Internet consists of emerging technologies that open up extraordinary opportunities for social and economic development. They are now a challenge to the worldwide activities in R&D. Portugal has elected this area as a special strategic priority, by choosing it as a major component of several of the Knowledge Networks launched in 2006.

  • International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

    A decision was reached at the 21st Portugal-Spain Summit held in Évora on 18th and 19th November 2005 to set up a Portuguese-Spanish R&D Institute, as a groundbreaking initiative symbolising a new type of international institutional R&D partnership in science and technology in Europe.