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Sharing research, knowledge and resources with other entities of Science and Technology is critical to the performance of LNEC´s mission. So LNEC maintains strategic partnerships with other institutions, such as universities, technological centres, associated laboratories and R & D & I business centres, both domestic and foreign, seeking complementarity and excellence.

LNEC integrates several consortia, referring to research programmes or projects and infrastructures, with other organisations, positioning itself on the main national and international S&T networks as an active partner in areas related to its activity. At international level, cooperation actions developed with European partner institutions and with the engineering laboratories of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries) stands out.

LNEC cooperates, at a regular level, in post-graduate training activities with various national and foreign universities, under Cooperation Protocols, with special emphasis to its current participation in 4 doctoral programmes, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), in partnership with leading Portuguese universities.

Main S&T organisations:

Arc - Aqua Research Collaboration
ARIADNEplus - Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Data Networking in Europe
CIB - International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
ECTRI - European Conference of Transport Research Institutes
EIP Water - The European Innovation Partnership on Water
ELGIP - European Large Geotechnical Institutes Platform
ENBRI - European Network of Building Research Institutes
EOSC - European Open Science Cloud
EOTA – European Organization for Technical Assessment
E-RIHS - European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science
ERNCIP - European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection
ESFRI - European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
EurAqua - European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations
FEHRL – Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories
FERSI – Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes
FIB – Fédération Internationale du Béton
HYDRALAB – Infrastructure Network

IPERION - Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Culture Heritage
LIS-Water – Centro Internacional de Lisboa para a Água
MERIL - Mapping of the European Research Infrastructures
PPA – Portuguese Water Partnership

RILEM - International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures
SERA - Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe
UEAtc - European Union for technical approval in construction