IPN - Instituto Pedro Nunes

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Cluster 1: Health

IPN has been developing and increasing its competencies regarding the innovation of health technologies. It is connected to a strong ecosystem that involves the main stakeholders across the value chain in the health and social care sectors.

  • IPN has been an associated member of EIT-Health since its beginning: is member of the Innostars region and has participated in about 20 projects; it is active partner of AAL community since its beginning, being participated in about 7 projects (coordinating 2) and co-organized the AAL Forum 2017, in Coimbra

  • IPN was one of the co-founders of the Ageing@Coimbra, a 4 stars reference site from the EIP-AHA. Also, the involvement in current initiatives that are building the Multidisciplinary Institute for Ageing (MIA), the Healthy Ageing@LAB (collaborative interface laboratory) and the late DIATOMIC DIH for Health
Altogether, IPN places itself in a unique position to engage and catalyse the health and social care ecosystems with a complete set of competencies that will add value to any team developing new activities in such sectors.

Fields of activity

Over the years, IPN has been working on several projects with a systemic and holistic view of the technology path toward market access. IPN highlights its knowledge and experience in technical verification, health technology assessment, clinical validation and medical device certification by working across all technology readiness levels. The main focus includes:

  • Digital Transformation of Health and Care
  • Continuum of Care
  • Healthy living and working environments
And some fields of activity are the development of solutions for Telemedicine, Hospital@Home, Home-Care and Care-Home.
IPN aggregates a multidisciplinary team, capable of providing complementary competences that allow us to cover a wide range of technical areas, undertaking RTD and technology transfer activities in the fields related to Medical Devices development involving cutting-edge technologies like:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Internet of Bodies
  • Cyber security
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Nano-materials
Additionally, IPN aims to contribute to the creation of high-value health care by supporting Medical Device Validation, Evaluation and Certification and following Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) methodologies.

Contact person

João Quintas João Quintas

Main Projects