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ANI (National Innovation Agency)

Country:
Portugal
Address:
Campus do Lumiar, Ed. O, 1º
Estrada do Paço do Lumiar
1649-038 Lisboa
Portugal

ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação, SA is a company in the dependence of the Ministries of Economy and of Science.

Its mission is to:

  • Reinforce the transfer of knowledge to the economy
  • Increase the participation of the national scientific and technological system and companies in international R&I networks
  • Reinforce business investment in R&I

ANI is an intermediary body with the responsibility of managing a broad and integrated set of support instruments for R&I for entrepreneurship, financed through the Structural Funds and national budget. In addition, ANI is part of the EEN since the early nineties, which has been a good platform to support and work with SME's in business development/management tools for innovation and knowledge transfer.

ANI participated in the consortium of the European project ECOPOL, a public partnership to promote eco-innovation policies, where it gained experience with the drivers and barriers on implementation of resource efficiency in the Portuguese industry.

Support services:
Consultancy/one to one consultations, Financial support
Sectoral expertise:
Chemical and process engineering, Food processing, Textile and clothing, Waste management and recycling

Other members

Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts (BAMEE)

Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH