About Us

iBET – Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica is a private non-profit institution of public utility dedicated to R&D in Biotechnology.

For over 35 years, we have been creating and transferring knowledge to our global biopharma and biotech partners and to the national pharma and agri-food industry sector.

Our mission
To create value for our partners leveraging scientific and technological knowledge in biology and chemistry.

Our Vision
To provide biotech solutions globally.

Guided by our values, we strive to achieve our vision through all aspects of our activities and the achievements they deliver.

Agility

We foster a culture of continuous improvement and embrace change as an opportunity for growth. We excel in flexibility and speed of execution of our research services.

Ambition

We are determined to achieve our goals, inspired by the creation of value for our partners, using persistence, will and restlessness.

Commitment

We are truly focused and feel responsible for our stakeholders (team, partners, and society) offering our best knowledge. Our people are our greatest asset, and we are committed to supporting their growth and career development.

Innovation

We look for novelty in each project and find solutions that add value to the institution and the client. We take the risk to create something new.

Integrity

We act with honesty and ethics. We respect our partners and all stakeholders. We use scientific and technological knowledge to create value for the market and society in general.

Search for Knowledge

We search to know more. We look for the best solutions and sharing the best practices internally and externally.

Agility

We foster a culture of continuous improvement and embrace change as an opportunity for growth. We excel in flexibility and speed of execution of our research services.

Ambition

We are determined to achieve our goals, inspired by the creation of value for our partners, using persistence, will and restlessness.

Commitment

We are truly focused and feel responsible for our stakeholders (team, partners, and society) offering our best knowledge. Our people are our greatest asset, and we are committed to supporting their growth and career development.

Innovation

We look for novelty in each project and find solutions that add value to the institution and the client. We take the risk to create something new.

Integrity

We act with honesty and ethics. We respect our partners and all stakeholders. We use scientific and technological knowledge to create value for the market and society in general.

Search for Knowledge

We search to know more. We look for the best solutions and sharing the best practices internally and externally.

Achievements

192

R&D projects with competitive funding, of which 59 were internationally funded

156

R&D Projects with Industry Partners

46

Technologies or Methodologies implemented with support from iBETXplore Innovation program

69

Peer-reviewed publications in 2023

6000 m2

Were added in 2023 to our infrastructure with the newly built R&D iBET Biofarma building.

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BSL3 research lab

Objectives in pursuit of our mission:

Foster Excellence and Economic Competitiveness

Maintain a leadership role in creating and sustaining excellence in all its teams and collaborations ensuring economic competitiveness.

Support Industry

Provide a Support Infrastructure allowing to lower investment costs for Portuguese and international companies willing to start or reinforce biotechnological research and manufacturing in Portugal.

Stimulate Technology Transfer

Push for faster utilization of new biotechnological tools in industry activities.

Develop highly skilled talent

To train multidisciplinary and creative researchers in applied research targeted to biotechnological development and technology transfer.

Support New Companies

Support start-up/spinoff companies at the incubation stage of their activities.

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Team & Structure

With a staff of over 270 people, iBET currently hosts over 110 PhD holders and 40 PhD students, distributed across 14 research teams and support units.

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Institutional Information

Annual Activity Report 2023

Explore our R&D outputs and key milestones from 2023, including financial and operational KPIs.

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Statutes

iBET’s statutes provide a deeper understanding of our organization’s structure and governance. [Portuguese only]

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Gender Equality Policy

iBET’s Gender Equality and Inclusion plan specifies measures to promote a gender balance across all functional levels and the non-discrimination of employees by any social, racial, cultural or gender related aspects.

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Annual Activity Reports

Annual Reports Repository

Browse our Annual Reports from recent years for a comprehensive overview of our R&D Activities.

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Shareholders
& Equity

iBET’s shareholders have privileged access to our scientific expertise in biotechnology.

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