Established on 11th January 2006, Itecons - Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, is a non-profit organization, located in Coimbra, classified as an institution of public utility that acts as a dynamic interface of knowledge between the scientific community and industry, providing applied research, testing, consultancy and training in the fields of construction, energy, environment and sustainability.

Itecons has a multidisciplinary technical team with extensive experience in building physics, high performance materials, hygrothermics, acoustics and vibration, energy efficiency, analytical chemistry, fire behaviour, waste recovery and life-cycle assessment.

Itecons currently offer over 300 accredited tests under NP EN ISO/IEC 17025.

As an entity of the National Scientific and Technological System, Itecons is currently engaged in > 18 strategic scientific and industrial collaborative projects on high performance building systems and equipment, energy efficiency, green infrastructures, circular economy, digital transformation, sustainable solutions. Under these projects, Itecons has been closely working with industry, as well as with other entities of the construction, energy and environment sectors