The Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão (ESTG) is a higher education institution integrated into the Polytechnic of Leiria, created in 1985 by Government Decree No. 1989/1990, with 100 students and three bachelor's courses.
ESTG is currently the largest higher education establishment in the district of Leiria and, among its counterparts, one of the largest nationally. It has around 6500 students, spread across undergraduate, master's and professional higher education courses, in daytime and after-work regimes, in the areas of Engineering and Technology and Business and Legal Sciences. In addition, ESTG also promotes ongoing training actions, service provision, scientific research and technology transfer.
Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)
Campus da Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Rua Dr. Roberto Frias 4200-465 Porto Portugal
INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies.
As an institution operating at the interface of the academic and business worlds, bringing closer together academia, companies, public administration, and society, INESC TEC typically applies the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, seeking value creation and immediate social relevance.
The 13 R&D Centres of INESC TEC are structured in four thematic domains - Computer Science, Industry and Innovation, Networked Intelligent Systems, and Power and Energy.
INESC TEC hosts over 700 integrated researchers (about 350 PhDs), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders and affiliated researchers. INESC TEC’s team also includes trainees, and technical and administrative support staff.
Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC)
DEI-FCTUC, Polo 2, Pinhal de Marrocos 3030-290 Coimbra Portugal
The Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC) is a large Portuguese research center in the fields of Informatics and Communications, which was created in 1991 under the Program Science. CISUC aims at carrying out original R&D at a pre-competitive level, training highly qualified young researchers, co-operating in national and international projects and programs, and promoting the dissemination of results by means of contracts with different companies.
All administrative support of the center and the majority of the research laboratories are located in the Department of Informatics Engineering building at the new campus of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology. CISUC is composed of about 200 researchers, including full-time university professors and graduate and post-graduate students. This young, dynamic and highly qualified team of researchers is the guarantee of success of the centre's mission. Covering a substantial segment of Computer Science and Engineering research topics, CISUC is organized into 6 research groups (Cognitive and Media Systems, Adaptive Computation, Software and Systems Engineering, Communications and Telematics, Information Systems and Evolutionary and Complex Systems),and has registered, over the last years, an increasing activity on multidisciplinary and emergent research subjects.
University of Coimbra (UC)
Rua Larga Edifício Faculdade de Medicina (R/Ch. Esq.) 3004-504 Coimbra
By signing "Scientiae Thesaurus Mirabilis", King Dinis created the oldest university of the country and one of the oldest in the world. Dated from 1290, the document originated the General Study, recognised in the same year by Pope Nicholas IV. A century after the birth of the nation, the University of Coimbra germinated. It started operating in Lisbon but, in 1308, it was transferred to Coimbra, alternating between the two cities until 1537, when it settled in the city of river Mondego.
Initially confined to the Royal Palace, the University spread throughout the city of Coimbra, while modifying its landscape and making it the University City. It later enlarged with the creation of a second Campus, dedicated to Engineering and Technology, and with a third Campus devoted to Health Sciences.
To study at the University of Coimbra is to pursue the intellectual history of the country in the school that graduated some of the most distinguished personalities of national culture, science and politics.
With over seven centuries, and celebrating this year its 730th anniversary, the University of Coimbra has a unique tangible and intangible heritage, keystone in the scientific culture of Europe and the World, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013.
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD)
The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, located in Vila Real, is a high-level institution, dedicated to the creation, transmission and diffusion of culture, knowledge and science. Located in a developing region, it promotes entrepreneurship in a close relationship with the community, its bodies, institutions and the world of business, deepens scientific knowledge, develops technology and seeks to respond to global, national and regional problems. Set in an eco-campus which integrates one of Europe’s largest Botanical Gardens, it has modern facilities, libraries, laboratories, online services and sports facilities, and offers many opportunities in the cultural field that are accessible to its students, teachers and researchers and to other workers, as well as to the community at large. Its Social Services are known for their excellence, providing access to scholarships, modern university residences, canteens, restaurants, computer rooms and support in the areas of medicine, psychology and nutrition. UTAD students are important assets in academic life.
Coimbra Institute of Engineering (ISEC)
Rua Pedro Nunes - Quinta da Nora 3030-199 Coimbra Portugal
ISEC (Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra) has as its mission the creation, transmission and diffusion of culture, science and technology, being responsible for providing a higher education for the exercise of professional activities in the field of Engineering and promoting the development of the region.
Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n 4200-465 Porto, PORTUGAL
The Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto Ipatimup - is a private, non-profit association of public utility, established in 1989 under the aegis of the University of Porto. Ipatimup is an Associated Laboratory of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education since 2000.
Ipatimup aims to understand the causes and evolution of human oncologic diseases to:
Go forward in the early diagnosis.
Maximize the treatment efficiency.
Improve the quality of patient's lives.
Reduce the cancer incidence in the population.
Ipatimup strands of activity are:
Research on Oncology and Population Genetics, interacting with several scientific domains (Medicine, Biology, Genetics, Pharmacy and Biophysics).
Development of Human Resources specialized in Oncology and Oncobiology.
Diffusion of Science, contributing to the population's scientific culture.
Providing specialized diagnostic and consultation services.
Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM)
Av. Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisboa, Portugal
The mission of the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM) is to foster basic, clinical and translational biomedical research with the aim of contributing to a better understanding of disease mechanisms, developing novel predictive tests, improving diagnostics tools and developing new therapeutic approaches.
Located on the campus of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL), iMM is a Research Unit of the National Ministry of Science and Higher Education. iMM is mainly supported by national public funds and European Union funds. The research expenditure includes additional funds obtained from peer-reviewed competitive grants, private donations and industrial partnerships.
Created in December 2002, iMM results from the association of five former research units from FMUL: The Biology and Molecular Pathology Center, the Lisbon Neurosciences Center, the Microcirculation and Vascular Pathobiology Center, the Gastroenterology Center and the Nutrition and Metabolism Center. The institute is a private, non-profit association.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – IST (DEEC)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) positions itself as a continuous source of innovation and knowledge, both through the curriculum and courses offered in Computers, Electronics, Energy, Control and Telecommunications, and through scientific activities carried out in research centers associated with the department.
DEEC is structured into 5 Scientific Areas:
Scientific Area of Computers
Electronics Scientific Area
Energy Scientific Area
Scientific Area of Systems, Decision and Control
Telecommunications Scientific Area
Institute of Systems and Robotics – Coimbra (ISR-UC)
Pinhal de Marrocos, Polo II 3030 Coimbra, Portugal
The Institute of Systems and Robotics, based in the University of Coimbra (ISR-UC) is a private, non-profit research institution founded in 1992 with the global purpose of setting up a first class multi-disciplinary research team, able to carry out leading edge research in several important areas of science and technology, with a special emphasis in systems and robotics. ISR promotes advanced multidisciplinary R&D in the areas Mobile Autonomous Robotics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Search and Rescue Robotics, Robotic Manipulation, Computer Vision, Medical Robotics, Assistive Technologies, Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Industrial Automation Technologies and Intelligent Energy Systems.
ISR was evaluated in 2018 by an FCT international panel with EXCELLENT. Currently ISR integrates the Associated Laboratory ARISE - Advanced Production and Intelligent Systems. ISR gives special attention to international scientific research cooperation with centers of excellence, as well as to training and education initiatives. ISR has also developed strong links with industry, either via existing national and international companies, or promoting the creation of spin-offs. Two of its spin-offs Optisigma and Perceive 3D received in 2015 SME AWARDS from the H2020 EU Program. ISR has a strong track-record in the publication in international top journals and conferences, as well as in participation in national and international R&D projects.
ISR-UC is organized in seven Activity Areas with significant scientific and technological synergies:
Human-Centered Mobile Robotics
Medical Systems and Robotics
Computational Intelligence and Control
Artificial Perception and Cognition
Intelligent Energy Systems
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores – Investigação e Desenvolvimento (INESC-ID) Lisboa
INESC-ID's mission is to produce added value to people and society, supporting the response of public policies to scientific, health, environmental, cultural, social, economic and political challenges, in the fields of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
INESC-ID’s vision is to be a leading Research, Development and Innovation organization, worldwide recognized as an excellency institution in the fields of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
VALUES: Innovation, Public Interest, Internationalization, Partnership, Commitment
Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI)
INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO), founded in 1986, focused on research and technology-based innovation activities, technology transfer, consulting and technological services, oriented to the development of industry and economy in general.
It is a private, non-profit and recognised as a public utility entity.
IT's mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications. It is actively involved in fundamental and applied research in telecommunications both at national and international level. Simultaneously it is committed to foster higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate and postgraduate students.
Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA)
Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
It is the Research Unit 127/94, approved by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The mission of the Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA) is the creation, transmission and transfer of knowledge. It undertakes multidisciplinary research and advanced development on Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science, integrated in the international research community and contributing to the technological and social development of our country. Innovative Biomedical Technologies and Intelligent Robotics are its two main application areas. The IEETA research unit is composed of 62 PhD integrated members (60.7 eligible FTE), 19 PhD collaborators, and 59 other integrated members (most of them PhD students). Currently, there are more than 60 PhD students (co)supervised by IEETA researchers.
University of Aveiro (UA)
Campus Universitário de Santiago 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
The University of Aveiro (UA) is a public foundation under private law whose mission is to contribute to and develop graduate and postgraduate education and training, research and cooperation with society.
UA’s mission is to create, share and apply knowledge, involving the whole community through teaching, research and cooperation with the surrounding environment, in order to make a clear difference for individuals and society. This is a global project based on:
Innovative and lifelong learning, based on critical and independent thinking, which provides high quality education that is accessible to all
influential research in creative ventures that provide meaningful, local and global contributions to knowledge
cooperation with society
internationalization linked to its diverse activities
an academic, welcoming and rewarding work environment for students, teachers, researchers and technical, administrative and management personnel
Instituto Superior Técnico aims to contribute to the development of society, promoting and sharing excellence in higher education in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. Técnico offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes, lifelong training and develops Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities, which are essential to provide an education based on the top international standards.
Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) – Lisbon
Torre Norte – 7º Piso, Av.Rovisco Pais, 1 1049-001, Lisboa, Portugal
The Institute for Systems and Robotics – ISR-Lisboa – is a multidisciplinary research institution in the areas of Robotics and Information Processing, including Systems and Control Theory, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, AI and Intelligent Systems and Biomedical Engineering.
Research at ISR-Lisboa spans a multitude of key topics, ranging from fundamental theoretical issues to the applications of engineering methods and tools to the design and analysis of complex systems. ISR-Lisboa is organized in the following five research groups/labs:
Computer and Robot Vision;
Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics;
Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering;
Intelligent Robots and Systems Group;
Signal and Image Processing Group.
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n 4200-465 Porto, PORTUGAL
The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto undertakes activities in the realms of education, research, and innovation at international level. Accordingly, the results of these activities lead to the creation and transmission of knowledge, training of competent and ethical professionals, and future leaders in the area of engineering and similar areas, and also the promotion of wellbeing of our global society.
FEUP is a globally renowned institution in a variety of areas of Engineering, for students, technicians, researchers and managers, and for innumerable national and international organizations. This is due to the persistent work of its community and its various partners over many years, overcoming obstacles of various sorts, and always seizing the opportunity to develop.
Biomedical Engineering Institute (INEB)
Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 823 4150-180 Porto, Portugal
INEB is a private non-profit association with the statute of public interest, founded in June 1989 by six institutions, including the University of Porto (UPorto). The mission of INEB is to generate knowledge, by promoting research, advanced training and technology transfer in Biomedical Engineering. INEB has adopted the motto "Engineering for life" to express its involvement in the development of technologies and devices aimed at improving patients’ quality of life and the continuous learning with living organisms.
Transdisciplinarity is a distinctive feature of INEB. Integrative research, involving specialists in biomaterials, tissue regeneration, nanomedicine, bioimaging, medical signals, geoepidemiology, biology and medicine has brought international recognition to the institute. The clinical applications of work in progress are in orthopedics and dentistry, neurology, obstetrics, oncology, and cardiology. About 200 people work at INEB, almost 55 of whom hold a doctoral degree and about 100 are postgraduate students. INEB is a dynamic institute with a large majority of young researchers and is strongly involved in postgraduate education through advanced training.
Higher School of Technology and Management (ESTIG)
Av. do Empresário, Campus da Talagueira, 6000 - 767, Castelo Branco
The Higher School of Technology and Management – ESTIG, created within the scope of the Castelo Branco Polytechnic Institute, IPCB, by Decree-Law No. 355/90 of 10 November, emerged as an instrument for the modernization and development of companies in the region of Castelo Branco, thus responding to a desire expressed several times by the living forces of the region. The aim of its creation was to reinforce the productive fabric through a tripartite action, that is, through the training of qualified higher-level technicians, the carrying out of research projects and the provision of technical-scientific support services to the community.
The School began teaching six undergraduate courses: Civil Construction Engineering, Communications Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Accounting and Management. The Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Castelo Branco (ESTCB) was born after the extinction in 1997 of the Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão (Decree-Law no. 153/97 of 20 June), resulting in the creation of two schools: ESTCB, in Castelo Branco and ESGIN, Escola Superior de Gestão, in Idanha-a-Nova.
The Higher School of Technology is one of the six IPCB Schools and is strategically located in the leisure area of the city, next to the Business Center of the Castelo Branco Region and the industrial zone of the city. The ESTCB campus occupies a total area of 43,000m2, with its built area divided into 4 blocks with different heights and interconnected, forming a harmonious whole and inserted into the surrounding landscape. To support sporting activities, the School has a multi-sports field which is located next to the Castelo Branco leisure area. Currently, the training offer is quite diverse, including Higher Professional Technical Courses (CTeSP), Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, Certified Training Courses, Distance Learning courses and Short Courses. The courses at this School are characterized by a high employability rate of their graduates and substantial demand from employers.
UBI is a national and international reference institution, in the spheres of education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
More and more concerned about quality, UBI has invested in the creation of well-equipped laboratories, in the expansion of its facilities, in the involvement in research projects of national and international scope, and in a qualified teaching staff. Two of the hallmarks of this university are the provision of laboratories in all teaching areas and teacher-student proximity education. With approximately 7000 students, this institution has now more than 29 undergraduate or master courses, about 40 2nd cycle/master courses and about 25 3rd cycle/doctorate courses, distributed among its five faculties: Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Letters and Faculty of Health Sciences. Currently, in terms of human resources, UBI has more than 600 teachers and 270 employees throughout its five faculties and services.