The IN+ Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research is a cross-disciplinary research venue, acting since 1998 to enhance the integration of scientific research in technology, innovation and public policies, with the final goal of promoting sustainable applications for science, industry and society.
Institutionally, IN+ operates at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, and is one of the members of the associate laboratory LARSyS, funded by the National Science Foundation (FCT).
Our vision is the establishment of routine procedures for collaborative product development, thus: increasing product value and quality; reducing development time and life-cycle cost; satisfying the general design requirements of minimum energy consumption, recycling capability and environmental friendliness.
It is this vision that determines our mission as a research centre: IN+ aims to link basic and applied research to technology development regarding issues of sustainable innovation.
We aim to improve the industrial and societal assimilation of knowledge, through an interactive approach to the overall value-chain associated with industrial, corporate and social processes. Thus IN+ acts in all steps of research, from the diagnosis of systems to the optimization of processes, going as far as engineering its own solutions.
The following facilities constitute the core space and the main assets of our centre: