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The National Programme for Scientific Equipment Renewal (PNRC) was launched by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) with the aim of renewing the national scientific infrastructure, by financing the acquisition, update and expansion of scientific equipment.

The FCT supports the acquisition of new equipment through research projects.

Below is the list of equipments financed by the FCT for use by other entities of the National Scientific and Technological System.

List of equipments: REEQ/650/SAU/2005
List of equipments: REEQ/737/Bio/2005
List of equipments: PTDC/104787/2008; PTDC/099142/2008; PTDC/69493/2006; PTDC/69937/2006

How to use the equipment

External users should fill the Form "Request for Equipment/Room Use by external Units/Entities", and send it by e-mail to
Equipments can be used according to IMM rules and availability, during normal working hours Monday to Friday.
The users will need to have a basic knowledge of the equipment and receive specific training to use it.


We charge according to booked time in each equipment.

Online booking is mandatory for each usage session and cancellations are allowed if they are made prior to reserved time.

Users that do not show up at their booked sessions will be charged in full.

The LMN Price Table for 2017

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