Institute of Mechanical Engineering
IDMEC / IST
Founded within the "Programa Ciência", IDMEC is a private non-profit association
of science, technology and training whose funding members are Instituto
Superior Técnico (IST) and Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do
IDMEC is directly oriented towards five strategic objectives:
- To promote R&D actions.
- To promote technology transfer.
- To develop advanced training programmes.
- To evaluate and audit new entrepreneurial processes.
- To develop integrated management programmes in energetic, logistic and technical areas.
Consolidated in a technological structure, IDMEC is focused on specific and specialized actions within
Mechanical Engineering. Organized in two poles (IDMEC/IST in Lisbon and IDMEC/FEUP in Oporto),
IDMEC has been playing a relevant role in national R&D coordination in
Mechanical Engineering, the majority of the Portuguese Researchers in
this area are integrated in this Institute.
IDMEC/IST is the leader research institution of the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA).