O Norte Somos Nós

CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in
the category of Research. See video HERE

MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

Mountains 2018 on the move
See HERE its website

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MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

See a short video
about us

MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança

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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Sustainable processes and products

Principal Investigator: Simão Pedro de Almeida Pinho

Researchers: Group Researchers

Sustainable Products group aims to address challenges such as:
  • Development of sustainable processes and methodologies (lab- and pilot-scale) to be applied as engineering tools in the design and manufacturing of intermediate and final products;
  • Development of sustainable products and materials for application in different industrial sectors: economic, environmental and social valorisation of mountain ecosystems in an integrated approach with the other R&I area (Socio-ecological Systems);
  • Integration of technological and engineering knowledge with core knowledge on chemical, biochemical, biological, and pharmaceutical sciences to generate, in a cooperative and interdisciplinary scientific/technological environment, innovative products;
  • Development of natural and bio-based ingredients through green and sustainable processes and valorisation in added-value innovative products;
  • Working in industrial symbiosis to enable the completion of productive chains with relevance at regional, national and international levels. ;
  • Innovative products that meet consumer's growing expectations, ensuring consumer safety, according to the applied legislation.

Socio-ecological Systems

The main research topics of the Group are: