Government Agencies

    - Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN) -     

    - Agência para a Sociedade do Conhecimento (UMIC) - The Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC) is the Portuguese public agency with the mission of coordinating the policies for the Information Society and mobilizing it through dissemination, qualification and research activities. It was created in January 2005, as a public institute with administrative and financial autonomy which succeeded to the Mission Unit for Innovation and Knowledge formerly operating, since November 2002, within the Ministers Council Presidency. The Knowledge Society Agency operates within the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and had its first Board of Directors nominated at the end of July 2005, with Luis Magalhães as President.

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