INESCTEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência

R&D and consultancy

INESC TEC is a private non-profit institution having as associates the University of Porto, INESC and the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. The activity is conducted by 715 researchers, from which 273 hold a Ph.D. degree. Under INESC TEC, 13 Centres are active in research, technology transfer, intellectual property and software licenses management, knowledge valorization and launching of spin-off companies.


Its main areas are Telecommunications and Multi-media, Power Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Industrial Management, Information, and Computer Graphics Systems, Optoelectronics and Electronic Systems, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Systems, Computer Science, Critical Software Systems and Innovation, Biomedical.


As an institute that works as an interface between universities and industry, INESC TEC develops activities that begin with the generation of knowledge and conclude with technology transfer and valorization (TRL 1-8). The institute’s structure follows the metaphor for a production chain of knowledge-value and extends the action of conducting fundamental science and developing prototypes, carrying it through to the launching of spin-off companies and the provision of advanced international consultancy services.


Campus da Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Dr. Roberto Frias 4200-465 Porto Portugal

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