INDEA – Institute for Research, Development and Advanced Studies


INDEA is responsible for promoting, supporting and coordinating R&D activities in multiple scientific areas, contributing to the scientific and technological development as well as for the innovative capacity of the region and the country.

It provides the technical and administrative support and communication with the internal and external structures within the R&D activities, including the support to the IPLeiria’s research units and research grants.


INDEA’s Regulation


Maura Mendes: 
Contact phone: +351 244 830 010

CTC – Technology and Knowledge Transfer and Valuation Unit

The CTC is an organic unit designed to support the transfer and enhancement of scientific and technological knowledge of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria).

As an interface unit with the business community, the CTC is characterized by promoting a strong entrepreneurial culture that supports the dynamism of the institution and the region in which it operates. Acting as a facilitator of partnerships with external entities, it aims to simplify and promote the academic achievement of many projects, in collaboration with industry and institutions.

Supporting an economy based on knowledge and innovation processes and technology at the IPLeiria, seminars, conferences, workshops and exhibitions, contributing to strengthen the bridge between academia and industry.

More Information CTC 

Project Office


The Project Office (GPROJ) is part of the Planning and Strategic Direction of IPLeiria (DSPDE) that also includes the Planning Office (GPLAN) and the Organization and Methods Office (GOM).

GPROJ aims to promote and support the participation of teachers and staff from the several units of IPLeiria in projects funded by National and International programs.

It works in straight cooperation with IPLeiria’s Schools, INDEA, CTC, the International Office and the Financial Management of Projects Service.

GPROJ mission is to ensure the detection of opportunities, the collection, systematization and dissemination of information on funding programs; to promote partnerships with regional, national and international entities in the development of projects and to manage the project application processes in which IPLeiria participates in regard to its administrative and financial components.

Among the main services provided by GPROJ it is to highlight:

  • Project financing opportunities survey, at national and international level;
  • Systematization and dissemination of information related to national and international funding programs, to support research, development and innovation;
  • Systematization and dissemination of information related to support to the scientific community;
  • Promoting partnerships with regional, national and international organizations, to the development of projects;
  • Support to the preparation and submission of applications, particularly in its components administrative and financial;
  • Support at the signing stage of incentive concession agreement.

The financial execution of the approved projects is carried out by the Project Financial Management Sector (SGFP), which belongs to the Directorate of Financial Services (DSF).


 +351 244 830 010