INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias is a private, non-profit Research and Development Institute created in January, 2002 from the former Solid State Technology group of INESC.

INESC MN is dedicated to leading edge research and development in strategic technological areas of micro- and nanotechnologies and the application of these technologies to electronic, biological and biomedical devices. INESC MN research work shares the laboratory and class 100/10 clean room facilities used for student training. The group’s mission is to provide advanced training to undergraduated, graduated students and researchers at Master, PhD and post-doctoral levels, acting as a bridge between the Technical Engineering School (IST, Lisbon) and industrial partners worldwide. INESC MN also offers transfer of technology to both Portuguese and international industries through collaborative research, contract research, prototyping and consulting.