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About us

AGENDO is a product from CKLO Lda, a spin-off from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) or Gulbenkian Institute of Science, based in Portugal. It was created in 2008 out of the need to optimize equipment management and to give an extra-institute life for service and products developed at IGC.

AGENDO is a comprehensive, unified and user-friendly software platform driven to manage human and physical resources to its full potential. It is the product of years of experience in a research environment and reflects the need to share and optimize expensive to acquire and to run resources.

Our features include not only extensive booking rules and automation, project and requests managements and detailed billing, but also a set of communication channels (such as a chat tool, embedded social network and mailing lists), integrated reporting, issue tracking and targeted surveys. And, as your data is managed by FAIR principles, reproducibility and long storage data are improved. Thus, workflows are enhanced.

We are mobile friendly,

AGENDO's interface is responsive. Manage your requests and bookings anywhere. As long as you have internet connection and a modern web browser, you can access AGENDO using any mobile device.

honest and dependable,

We care and understand our customers. All collaborators of CKLO work or worked in a research environment. Our goal is to elevate the standards of research infrastructures by providing professional software and support.

and always improving.

Not only do we want to keep meeting our customers demands, we deliver what we forecast to be the research infrastructures of tomorrow. Further, we try to keep up with new technology and scientific advances, and grow as our customers grow.

Our pricing scheme

Our business model is based on AGENDO subscription in a Software as a Service (SaaS) approach. With this methodology, we can achieve an unbeatable price and a pay-as-you-use invoicing mechanism. If interested, please get in contact with us, so that we learn about you and to give an estimated price, or if you need to set it up on-premises.

Our team

Committed to bring you the best AGENDO experience, everyday.

Mastered in Applied Physics, Nuno worked as a programmer in 2 leading companies. In 2000 he joined the Gulbenkian Institute for managing the imaging facility and in 2008, he got the position for coordinating the scientific infrastructures, one year before finishing his PhD. This was also the year that he released AGENDO as an open source solution. In 2012, Nuno took some Master classes in Management. He is involved in many European initiatives such as CTLS, EU-LIFE, and leading the CMW.

Nuno Moreno
CEO & PRODUCT LEAD

João obtained a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the NOVA University, Portugal, in 2008. In 2010, he joined the Gulbenkian Institute, where he started his work with AGENDO and Ekrano. In 2011 he moved to London, where he stayed until he received his Ph.D degree in 2015 from Imperial College London, UK, for his work in autofluorescence spectroscopy. During this period, Agendo was released as a commercial product. After a brief return to Gulbenkian Institute in 2015, he also took post-doctoral positions at UC Davis and INO-CNR (Italy).

João Lagarto
CTO & LEAD DEVELOPER

Inês is a Biomedical Engineer and she codes. Counting more than 3 years experience in web development, she is currently working in front end development (with HTML/CSS, jQuery, AJAX and others) creating and updating the AGENDO platform, and supporting the back end with PHP/MYSQL connection.

Inês Vale
PROGRAMMER

Graduated on Biomedical Laboratory Sciences in 2018, Cláudia gained laboratory expertise at the Pathology Department of Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen, Denmark) and various Portuguese institutes. She then worked as a Histopathology Technician at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência and, in 2019, became the manager of AGENDO platform. She is now taking the role of marketing and customer support.

Cláudia Faria
PRODUCT MANAGER, MARKETING & CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Mastered in Food Technology and a postgraduate in Marketing, António has a post graduation in Business Process Management and ECBL certification in Logistics.
For 14 years he worked directly with customers for a company that provides equipment for health, research and B2B markets, and acted as Sales Rep, Sales Manager, Service Manager and company procurator.
He is the Procurement Coordinator at Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência since 2010 and partner at Agendo, PetriDish (LabOrders) and Flybridge.

António Bretanha
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCIAL OFFICER

Contact us

Want to know more about AGENDO? Want to give it a try in your lab? Contact us through the form below and we will get back to you shortly!

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CKLO, Ltd
Rua Fialho de Almeida
N14 - 2 esq esc F2
1070-129 Lisboa, Portugal

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