The UNINOVA Research Institute is a multidisciplinary, independent, and non-profit research institute employing around 180 persons, located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon. It was formed in 1986 by the Faculty of Science and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon, a group of industrial associations, a financial holding, and up to 30 companies. It is an active partner of Madan Parque , a business facilitator and accelerator, incubating Micro and SME’s through several layers of support to entrepreneurial activity.
The main aim of UNINOVA is to pursue excellence in scientific research, technical development, advanced training and education. By working closely with industry and universities, technological innovations are transferred into profitable business concepts and, existing products further developed to match new industrial requirements. Due to its tight connection with the University and Madan Parque, UNINOVA has, since its foundation, hosted and supported the development several PhD thesis, as well as the creation of successful spin-offs. Within is different research groups, UNINOVA has expertise in areas such as Interoperability, IoT, Cyber physical Systems, Energy Efficiency, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, etc., applied across a variety of domains that go from Industrial Manufacturing to Health. UNINOVA managed and participated in many national and international research programmes (ESPRIT, BRITE, IMS, IST, ICT, NMP, INNOVA etc.) and is currently coordinating the H2020 Smart4Health, where it is in charge of supporting integration and interoperability in the different citizen-centered use cases, using Continua Design Guidelines and HL7/FIHR standards, and enriching EHR with day-to-day health and well-being data.