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 (CIÊNCIAS) -a Higher Education institution- and 6 private companies, in order to support, potentiate and develop Research, Development and Innovation (R&D) activities of its seven associates, while, simultaneously enhancing CIÊNCIAS strategies partnerships with market and services companies, therefore creating a more challenging environment for research and innovation. FCiências.ID is the legal representative of 19 research centres in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, Physics, Space and Astrophysics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Computer Science and Informatics, Philosophy and History of Sciences. FCiências.ID responsibilities are related to the administrative, financial and scientific management of the research centres R&D projects, and also to perform research work. Many of these R&D activities are developed together with international teams and are funded at both National and International levels.
Following specific agreements, each FCiências.ID Associate may act as a third-party supplying resources to FCiências.ID to execute its R&D projects. A third-party agreement with CIÊNCIAS is in force CIÊNCIAS, as a third party, carries out directly its own share of work, notwithstanding the full responsibility of FCiências.ID for the contracted scientific and technical work under specific R&D projects.
At European level, FCiências.ID inherit from FFCUL th experience of managing circa one hundred EU FP6 and FP7 projects and it is currently managing forty H2020 projects, including two ERC projects as Host Institution (plus one ERC as Party Institution), three COST Action as Grant Holder, and sixty-two international projects funded by different sources.
The team involved in LOCOMOTION is part of the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Change (cEsc) a Research Centre of CIÊNCIAS, managed by FC.ID.