FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (FC.ID), is a Non-Profit Private Association, endowed with legal personality. It was created in 2017 as an common initiative of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) - a Higher Education institution - and 6 private companies, in order to support, potentiate and develop Research and Development (R&D) and innovation activities of its seven associates, while, simultaneously enhancing FCUL strategic partnerships with market and services companies, therefore creating a more challenging environment for research and innovation.

FCiências.ID is the legal representative of 20 research centres, in several scientific fields. FCiências.ID responsibilities are related to the administrative, financial and scientific management of the research centres R&D projects, and also to performing research work. Many of these R&D activities are developed together with international teams and are funded both at National and European levels. Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), based on a third party agreement, acts as a third party of FC.ID carrying out its own share of work, notwithstanding the full responsibility of FC.ID for the contracted scientific and technical work under specific R&D projects. At European level, FC.ID is involved in 1 FP7 projects, 35 H2020 projects (including 2 ERC Grants and 8 coordination projects), 1 COST Action as Grant Holder and 52 international projects funded by different sources.

R&D Unit:

IBEB (Institute of Biophysics and Medical Engineering) is an FCT-acknowledged research unit associated with Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL). It is located in its own building in the University campus and possesses facilities including lab spaces, a library and a computer network in order to support a portfolio of ongoing projects focused on research and innovation in Biomedical Engineering. One of the main research objectives of this R&D institution (IBEB) consists in improving the efficiency of cancer treatment and monitoring through mapping the link between behavior and cancer. As it is referred to in the strategic plan: IBEB will be interested in: (1) the influence of behavioural factors in brain activity and its relationship to the hormonal and immune systems and, (2) how practices based on psychosocial skills like mindfulness, compassion or methods promoting well-being can affect those systems.