Coimbra iParque´s mission is to develop and modernize Coimbra as well as the region's economical activity by promoting, creating and settling companies with a high technological content and by aiming towards innovation, experimental development and the use of new technologies in advising or training actions. It intends to create a new concept of competition based on the collective efforts of a number of institutional initiatives that are credible and that show how successful the attraction of excellent qualified human resources can be, turning Coimbra into a definite reference among the European cities of knowledge.
Therefore Coimbra iParque's goals are:
To create a privileged area for innovation and entrepreneurship, essential characteristics to create value and economical opportunities;
To promote cooperative R&D projects linking together R&D institutions with national and international companies;
To create a more efficient exchange of technology between companies and R&D institutions;
To contribute to the development of the Central Region of Portugal, and the country itself;
To contribute to the development of a true cooperative R&D culture together with Universities, technical schools and R&D centres in the Central Region of Portugal.