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Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) is the national funding agency for science, technology and innovation under responsibility of the Ministry for Education and Science. FCT coordinates public policy for the Information and Knowledge Society in Portugal and ensures the development of national scientific computing resources. In this regard, it is FCT’s mission to:

  • Raise awareness of and engage stakeholders in Information Society public policies, through dissemination, research and training activities
  • Encourage the development of e-Science, by promoting the creation of knowledge and the scientific and technological development of businesses and R&D national institutions
  • Promote cooperation with foreign organisations, namely within the European Union and Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Name: Pedro Ruivo
Position: Policy Officer