Projeto AddTech

Este projeto tem como objetivo aproximar as PME’s do setor Metalúrgico e Metalomecânico das tecnologias facilitadoras (Key Enabling Technologies) na área da manufatura aditiva. Serão fomentadas abordagens diferenciadoras dos processos industriais, de design de produtos, de cadeias de abastecimento e de mercados.

FCT-UNL researchers with STOA projects

Three researchers from the IET pole of CICS.NOVA at FCT-UNL are involved in two European Parliament Technology Assessment office (STOA) projects.

One is a project on "Assistive technologies for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, education and jobs" and has Maria João Maia (PhD student of the UNL programme on TA) as project researcher. She is working in the ITAS-KIT team.

Observatory of Technology Assessment

The Observatory of Technology Assessment (the Portuguese accronym is OAT) is a research unit of CICS.NOVA approved on 17 July 2015. Its founding assembly took place on December 9th where the by-laws and governing bodies were approved. The members of IET/CICS.NOVA integrate the OAT.

Its webpage is at:

Webpage of the Observatory of Technology Assessment

OAT is an applied research unit of the research centre CICS.NOVA.

It is the only research unit dedicated to Technology Assessment in Portugal. Our research is conducted in several disciplinary fields, such as sociology, engineering, management and science and technology studies. The unit conducts research projects on different TA topics, such as health, transport, indicators and several emerging technologies.

Doctoral Programme on Technology Assessment

The CICS.NOVA unit at FCT-UNL is responsible for the coordination and development of the Doctoral Programme on Technology Assessment of Universidade Nova Lisboa.

Approval of CICS.NOVA by-laws

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:00am - 7:00pm

Assembleia Geral constituinte do CICS.NOVA, realiza-se no dia 2 de Julho às 14.30h no Auditório 1 da Torre B da FCSH, com a seguinte Ordem de Trabalhos:
  1. Aprovação dos Estatutos do Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais-CICS.NOVA;
  2. Aprovação da Comissão Eleitoral.

Process for the organisation of OAT

The IET/CICS.NOVA unit at FCT-UNL has started the process for the organisation of an Observatory of Technology Assessment at CICS.NOVA.

In few weeks we will provide further information about this development.

IET-CICS.NOVA com perfil Twitter

A partir de agora o IET - CICS.NOVA tem uma conta Twitter que poderá ser seguida em


The aim of the working papers at IET/CICS.NOVA is the improvement of the scientific information exchange in the field of technology assessment, enterprise and work innovation, evaluation of emergent technologies, and foresight in its social and economical dimensions.These working papers should also promote the dissemination of advanced knowledge in research fields of science and technology with a critical perspective.

History of IET at FCT-UNL

IET is a multi-disciplinary research unit of CICS.NOVA research centre, located in FCT-UNL, a faculty in the area of engineering, science and technology. IET was founded as an independent research centre in 2002 from various research groups with experience in national and international networks. Ten years after started a process to FCT-UNL pole of CESNOVA research centre. And from 2014 CESNOVA was integrated with other research centres in the new CICS.NOVA,