FITEC - Innovation, Technology and Circular Economy Fund aims to support policies to enhance scientific and technological knowledge and its transformation into innovation, to stimulate cooperation between higher education institutions, technological interface centres (TICs) and the business fabric, and to provide training for a more efficient use of resources, preserving their usefulness and value throughout the production and use chain, namely through material and energy efficiency.
The allocation of funding by FITEC is governed by the provisions of the Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 84/2016 of 21 December, Decree-Law No. 86-C/2016 of 29 December, Ordinance No. 258/2017 of 21 August, which approves the FITEC Management Regulation.
Access to the awarded funding is carried out through the submission of applications within the scope of a tender procedure, which will be available on the website of ANI - National Innovation Agency.
Identification of objectives and priorities
As part of its purpose, FITEC pursues the following specific objectives:
Beneficiaries of the Fund may be public, mixed or private entities, which are:
According to Ordinance No. 258/2017, of 21 August, the bodies of the Fund are the Executive Committee and the Statutory Auditor.
Please refer to the FITEC organisational chart in force at the end of 2019.
The Interface Programme aims to add value to Portuguese products through innovation, increased productivity, the creation of value and the incorporation of technology in the production processes of national companies.
As a whole, the initiatives under the Interface Programme aim to speed up transfer of technology from universities to companies, boost product certification, increase the competitiveness of the Portuguese economy and of Portuguese companies on national and international markets.
Within the scope of the Interface Programme, and through FITEC, the Pluriannual Base Funding of Interface Centres (TIC) - Access all the information
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