To increase the competitiveness of companies by supporting their research and development efforts by deducting IRC collection from R&D expenses.
Recognition of companies in the technology sector
The State Budget Law for 2018 added to the Statute of Fiscal Benefits, article 43-C, which plans for an exemption, in IRS, of the gains (referred to in point 7b) of number 3 of Article 2 of the IRS Code).
Recognition professional competence practice of R&D activities
This recognition allows the entity to stand out from its competitors and to establish new partnerships in the implementation of R&D projects, including access to funding from R&D support funds.

Co-Development TR&D
Support projects of companies in co-development with other companies or other entities of the R&I System, aiming at strengthening their competitiveness and international insertion.
Co-development R&D Centres
Support projects for the creation and dynamisation of a “Co-development R&D Nucleus” involving qualified human resources, originating from several co-developers.
Support advanced technology demonstrator projects and pilot lines that, based on successfully completed R&D activities, aim to showcase the economic and technical advantages of new technological solutions.
Support transversal and strategic R&D projects aimed at creating new products, processes or services with high technological and innovation content.
Industrial R&D projects on a European scale
To promote national co-funding of Portuguese entities participating in European R&D projects where co-funding is exclusively provided by national sources.
R&D Internationalisation
Support the internationalisation of R&D by stimulating the participation of R&I system companies and other entities in European research and innovation programmes.
Industrial Property
The Technological Research and Development Incentives System (TR&D IS) and the Scientific and Technological Research Support System (STRSS) aim to support projects aimed at protecting Industrial Property:
Collective Actions
The Support System for Collective Actions aims to strengthen the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the business sector and boost the economic value of R&D .
Implementation of Projects - Beneficiary's Guide
The financial incentives managed by the ANI in Portugal 2020 are aimed at promoting the reinforcement of private investment in R&I and collaborative innovation.
Qualification of the SME
The objective is to foster the recruitment, by SMEs (micro, small and medium-sized enterprises) in the Lisbon region, of highly qualified human resources with an academic qualification level of 8 (Doctorate degree).
"INOV 4 COVID-19” Invitation
Convite para o desenvolvimento imediato de soluções nacionais inovadoras para responder à situação de emergência causada pela Covid-19.

The ANI's mission is to promote technology and knowledge transfer through greater and better collaboration between companies and institutions producing advanced knowledge and R&D.