The Fundação de Neurociências do Minho is a private institution founded in March 2003 and it aims at promoting the development of Neurological Sciences, especially in the training of technical staff and equipment. The goals of the Fundação include:
a) the promotion of a cooperation between the Fundação and other people, either single or collective, public private or cooperative;
b) the promotion of scientific activities;
c) the support of research and advanced training activities;
d) the promotion of scientific and technological knowledge;
e) the support of specialized community-oriented services.