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GREEN-IT puts together researchers from five world-class institutes for biosciences and biotechnology, pursuing excellence in research, international cooperation, and education.


GREEN-IT links ITQB NOVA, iBET, IGC and INIAV (all from Oeiras Campus), and INSA (in Lisbon). The GREEN-IT team Integrates 125 members, 66 Ph.D. holders, 45 Ph.D. students, and 14 MSc students and technicians. We also include 30 Collaborators from 13 Other Research Units (broadening access to skills/facilities), and 10 collaborators from 8 Private Bodies, including producers’ and industrial associations, operational and innovation centers, biotech disseminators, and a fertilizer company.


ITQB NOVA - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

is a research and advanced training institute with a strong Biology core area, but with a multidisciplinary mission, that includes an important contribution of chemists, chemical engineers, and biotechnologists. It has well-developed ties with the chemical and biotechnology companies.

IGC - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

is a leading international research and graduate training institute, dedicated to scientific excellence devoted to biological and biomedical research and to training a new generation of scientific leaders. The scientific programme of the IGC is multidisciplinary, including Cell and Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Immunology, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Disease Genetics, Plant Biology, Neurosciences, Theoretical and Computational Biology

iBET - Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica

is a private nonprofit Biotechnology Research Organisation. iBET acts as an interface between academic institutions while also creating and organising autonomous knowledge and expertise. iBET brings together, as partners and collaborators, private companies and public institutions, organising competencies for product and process development.

INIAV - Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária

is the State Laboratory for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development that promotes research activities, experiments and demonstration in the fields of animal and plant production, environment and natural resources, forestry, agro-industrial, genetic resources, animal feed, animal and plant health and food safety, according to the public policies, set to the different areas of activity.

INSA - Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge

The National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (Ricardo Jorge Institute) is a public body integrated into the indirect administration of the State, under the supervision of the Ministry of Health, endowed with scientific, technical, administrative and financial autonomy. It develops a triple mission as a state laboratory in the health sector, a national reference laboratory and national health observatory.


ITQB NOVA, IGC, iBET and INIAV are located in the Oeiras Valley, just outside Lisbon, while INSA is located in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal.
These institutions gather strong critical mass and explore synergies for frontier and multidisciplinary research.