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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.

Their status, and funding, is granted by FCT after an Call and evaluation for a period of 4 years. The next evaluation of the R&D Units will begin in 2023 (see calendar).


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

  • 312

    R&D units

  • 19418

    integrated researchers

  • 531

    M€ investment period 2020-2023