Innovation Research and Impact Strategy


  • Juliana Brito Monteiro - Executive Director
  • Marta Cerejo - Head of Intellectual Property & Tech Transfer Department
  • Pedro Almeida - Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Manager
  • Anabela Gomes - Head of Financial Lifecycle Department
  • António Frazão - Funding Adviser | Business Development & Funding Department
  • Salima Rehemtula - Impact Officer
  • Filomena Castanheira - Executive Assistant


IRIS provides support to FCT NOVA community in the following areas:

1. Research Funding (national and international)

  • Identification of funding opportunities;
  • Support in the consortium establishment and writing of the respective regulatory agreements;
  • Support in proposal applications, including the assessment of eligibility conditions and helping in the writing of the following proposal sections: intellectual property, dissemination, communication and exploitation of results
  • Support in the administrative and financial sections of the grant proposal

2. Intellectual Property

  • Counselling and guiding on Intellectual Property protection issues;
  • Invention state of the art search;
  • Liaison with INPI, IGAC and contracted AOPIS;
  • Patent draft review and support for preparing replies to exam notifications at national level;
  • Preparation and revision of IP ownership agreements;

3. Knowledge valorization and technology transfer

  • Brokerage of FCT NOVA and private sector relationship, promoting partnerships;
  • Negotiation and implementation of technology transfer agreements;
  • Suggesting best route for exploitation of research results and analysis of market potential;
  • Mediation between FCT NOVA and Frontier IP, the School’s partner for technology commercialization;
  • Support in writing and revision of technology transfer agreements

4. Training

  • Data confidentiality management and intellectual property
  • Valorization and technology transfer; support FCT NOVA innovation chain;
  • How to maximize the impact of a grant proposal: tips to write a successful grant proposal;

5. Dissemination of research and innovation opportunities

Newsletter IRIS with monthly publication. 





Juliana Monteiro


Innovation Research and Impact Strategy
NOVA School of Science and Technology
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica



+351 212 947 897

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