The Universidade de Lisboa, through Técnico Lisboa (Instituto Superior Técnico, IST), participates in KIC InnoEnergy, launched by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), which searches for solutions regarding Europe's energy sustainability in the future.
KIC InnoEnergy mission is implemented based on three lines of activity:
| Excellence in Education, through the award of master and doctoral degrees with the EIT brand at European level;
| Promotion of Innovation, gathering critical mass, enables Europe as a world leader in the transfer of knowledge to business opportunities, through the exchange of best practices;
| Stimulation of Entrepreneurship with support actions to innovative ideas close to being market-ready.
Técnico Lisboa (Instituto Superior Técnico, IST) is a formal partner of the KIC InnoEnergy Iberia central office, presided by Prof. Fátima Montemor. This office is responsible for coordinating the subject field of renewable energies.