The Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation - ARDITI, aims to support research and experimental development activities, the promotion of technological diffusion, training and scientific and technical information, as well as actions that contribute to the modernization and development of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM). This support will be in line with the Region’s economic and social development plan, in particular with a view to ensuring the sustainability of economic growth and employment in the Region. This plan promotes a new paradigm of development policies based on innovation, entrepreneurship and the knowledge society, thus guaranteeing a significant increase in the population's educational and training levels and, simultaneously, an increase in social cohesion.

ARDITI houses four research units, three of which have national scope:

and one Regional:


Members of the General Assembly

  • Chairman of the Board: Dr. Jorge Maria Abreu de Carvalho, representative of the Autonomous Region of Madeira
  • Secretary: Professor José Sílvio Moreira Fernandes, representative of UMa
  • Secretary: Dr. Pedro Mota, representative of Madeira Tecnopolo

Board of Directors

  • Chairman of the Board: Doctor Rui Miguel Andrade Caldeira
  • Member: Eng.º Clemente Luís Sequeira Aguiar
  • Member: Professor Elsa Maria dos Santos Fernandes
  • Member: Dra. Mónica Luísa Freitas França
  • Member: Dr. Carlos Soares Lopes

Fiscal Council

  • President: Dr. João Manuel Figueira da Silva Santos, representative of Cimentos Madeira
  • Member: Mr. Jorge Amaro de Freitas, representative of ASSECO PST
  • Member: José Elves Fernandes de Freitas, representative of Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira




ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação

Edif. Madeira Tecnopolo, Piso 2
Caminho da Penteada
9020-105 Funchal
tel. +351 291 721 220




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