pixel Mission | Universidade NOVA de Lisboa


The INNO - NOVA Center for Social Innovation is an interface center for creating social value and transferring knowledge from NOVA.

It constitutes an infrastructure which, joining efforts from the various NOVA schools, will serve the academic community and be open to society in general, for the creation of value and social impact.

The Center intends to become a national reference as an interface between the University, companies and social organizations, to develop and improve social structures and processes, that contribute to the promotion of social equity and to the harmonious and sustainable development of societies .


  • Promote initiatives that contribute to a more balanced and harmonious social life, while stimulating economic growth and development, promoting the fight against problems of social exclusion and other social imbalances and also fostering low-carbon initiatives and the reduction of the ecological footprint.
  • Design and implement solutions to satisfy social needs arising from life in large cities.
  • To act based on the commitment to collaborate and to create synergies with private, public and social economy entities, while valuing active citizenship in its area of ​​intervention.

Location and contacts

Located at Colégio Almada Negreiros, on the Campolide Campus, the INNO - NOVA Center for Social Innovation will allow the physical joining of the I&D Centers of the various NOVA schools in one place, with a special focus on those of Law, Social Sciences and Information Management, fostering a greater interconnection between these.

Colégio Almada Negreiros
Campus de Campolide
1099-085 Lisboa

Email:  c.inovacaosocial@unl.pt