Pricing of services


Types of Users

Calculation of Costs

The factors which contribute to the cost of using a particular piece of equipment are as follows:

In the calculation of the price of equipment use for the different types of users, the difference comes from the amount of the capital depreciation which is charged. National universities are not charged the depreciation costs whereas international companies are charged the full depreciation cost (international universities and national companies are charged a fraction of this cost). The other costs associated with equipment use are charged equally for all types of users.

Table of Prices

These rates are for equipment use only and does not include materials such as silicon wafers or substrates. This should be supplied by the user or arranged separately.

These rates also do not include the cost of labor if an INESC MN technical staff member is involved in the operation of the machines. Process and packaging equipment must be operated by INESC-MN personnel. Characterization equipment can be operated by the users after they have been trained and approved for operation on the specific system by INESC MN personnel.

Process Equipment

Hourly Rate

Daily Rate

Characterization Equipment

This table lists prices of hourly use of characterization equipment. For extended use of characterization equipment a protocol must be defined with INESC MN on a case by case basis.

Microfluidic and Lab on Chip Equipment

Packaging Equipment

Technical Staff Support

The rate for technical personnel support is: 65 €/hr