Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research


Fraunhofer Portugal


The Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research (Fraunhofer Portugal), is a non-profit private association founded by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organisation for applied research in Europe.


A Driving Force in Innovation


Fraunhofer Portugal aims on the creation of scientific knowledge capable of generating added value to its clients and partners, exploring technology innovations oriented towards economic growth, the social well-being and the improvement of the quality of life of its end-users.


Research of Practical Utility


Fraunhofer Portugal promotes and coordinates the cooperation between its research centers, other research institutions and Industry partners, with the objective of undertaking applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprises and of wide benefit to society.


Fraunhofer Portugal Latest News


New patent granted to FhP-AICOS’ solution


Fraunhofer Portugal was granted a European patent (EP3695775A1).


Portuguese-German Parliamentary group of the Deutsche Bundestag visits Fraunhofer Portugal




The University of Debrecen visits Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS on an exploratory trip for new research partners


Technology and sustainability hand in hand in the final of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2022

Happening in our R&D centres


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 23.11.2023

And the winners of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2023 are…


José Pedro Pinto, Rafaela Timóteo, Diogo Lavado, and Filipa Alves!

On the 22nd of November, at the Library Auditorium of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, this year's best technology-based ideas were announced, and prizes awarded to the finalists.


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 8.11.2023

Mobile digital microscopy grants Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS its third patent of the year


The solution developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS has received a European patent, the third in 2023. This is a mobile technology for automatically acquiring and digitalizing biological samples, which could complement conventional microscopy.


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 29.9.2023

“Innovation over Breakfast” gathers UPTEC startups at FhP-AICOS


Last September 20, innovation was on the menu at Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS. We hosted the first session of "Innovation over Breakfast”, an event which brought together some startups from UPTEC. 


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 31.7.2023

New patent granted to FhP-AICOS’ solution


Fraunhofer Portugal was granted a European patent (EP3695775A1) on a Smartphone-based handheld optical device and method for capturing non-mydriatic retinal images.