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Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

CITE was created to consolidate INESC TEC’s significant investments and experience in the development of internal processes and tools to manage R&D results, and to organise the resulting knowledge and competences.

At CITE we have a specific expertise in Innovation and Technology Management & Policy and Technology Entrepreneurship. The activities held by our centre promote the development of conceptual frameworks, methodologies and tools used both in advanced consulting and executive training programs for private and public organisations.

At CITE, we have been developing and exploiting a set of national and  international  research  opportunities  in  collaboration with international partners such as the Executive Agency for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) , ISO/TC 279 ‐ Innovation  Management; UT Austin Portugal,  MIT Portugal and Carnegie Mellon Portugal in Engineering and Public Policy.

CITE is the Centre in charge of coordinating the activities of Enterprise Europe Network - Portugal at INESC TEC. Co-funded by COSME and H2020, Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for SMEs with international ambitions. It provides international business expertise with local knowledge across a range of targeted services - international partnerships, innovation support and  personalised advices on a series of topics from funding & financing to technology transfer or IP management, just to name a few.

Key account management services (KAM) for SME Instrument beneficiaries and Enhancing innovation management capacities services (EIMC) are carried out in addition to the standard Enterprise Europe Network services in support of innovation, technology transfer and research.

Latest News
Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC debates future of the sharing economy in Portugal

INESC TEC received on 9 November the open forum “Partilhando visões sobre a Economia de Partilha em Portugal” (in English: “Sharing Visions on the Sharing Economy in Portugal

14th December 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC becomes a partner of the North regional agenda for the nanotechnologies

INESC TEC claims its position as partner of the Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N) in the elaboration of a regional agenda to establish nanotechnologies, advanced materials and production technologies (NMP) for the manufacturing industry.

16th November 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC participates in new European project associated with digital skills

DIVA, the new European project with INESC TEC’s cooperation, aims to implement the use of digital technologies in agriculture, agroofood, forestry and environment sectors. It was one of the four projects approved in more than 80 submitted applications. The kickoff meeting took place on 12 April in Brussels, in which all partners involved were present.

15th June 2018

Industry and Innovation

European initiative Scale-Up supports startups and young innovative companies

INESC TEC as the host organization of the Enterprise Europe Network and partner of the Network's pilot action organised the “Intellectual Property relevance in scaleups' internationalization” workshop, under the Scale PORTUGAL project that took place on 15 May.

07th June 2018

Industry and Innovation

The 3rd and last edition of BIP came to an end

The last session of the 3rd edition of the Business Ignition Programme (BIP) took place on 19 April at the Faculty of Sports of the University of Porto with the presentation of the finalists’ ideas, with the first two places being given to projects of CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research.

07th June 2018

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Featured Projects

DigEcoBus

Competition and Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

2018-2021

DIVA

Boosting innovative DIgitech Value chains for Agrofood, forestry and environment

2018-2021

TouriSMEShare

TouriSMEShare

2017-2019

ScaleUp-PORTUGAL

ScaleUp-PORTUGAL

2017-2018

EEN-InnovatePT

EEN-Innovate PT

2017-2018

SCREEN-DR

Image Analysis and Machine Learning Platform for Innovation in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

2016-2020

BIP

BIP - Business Ignition Programme

2016-2018

CORAL-SENSORS

CORAL – Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

2016-2018

IN&OUT

Porto International Acceleration Programme IN & OUT - Web & Mobile

2015-2017

SafeCloud

Secure and Resilient Cloud Architecture

2015-2018

NanoStima-RL2

NanoSTIMA - Health data collection and visualization

2015-2018

FOUREYES

TEC4Growth - RL FourEyes - Intelligence, Interaction, Immersion and Innovation for media industries

2015-2018

iMAN

iMAN - Intelligence for advanced Manufacturing systems

2015-2018

NanoStima-RL1

NanoSTIMA - Macro-to-Nano Human Sensing Technologies

2015-2018

NanoStima-RL3

NanoSTIMA - Health data infrastructure

2015-2018

NanoStima-RL4

NanoSTIMA - Health Data Analysis & Decision

2015-2018

SMILES

SMILES - Smart, Mobile, Intelligent and Large scale Sensing and analytics

2015-2018

KAM

EEN-Innovation PT

2015-2016

VR2Market

VR2Market: Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Product for First Response and other Hazardous Professions

2014-2018

STAMAR

Technology portfolio for the Sea

2014-2015

PASS

Passport for Entrepreneurship

2014-2015

AESI

Defining a sustainable internationalisation strategy

2013-2014

INOV.ATACAMA

Workshop on institutional, university and regional innovation management models

2012-2012

LINPRA

Training services for the project "Integration of R&D Networks for the future manufacturing"

2012-2012

CAL4INO

Creative Activities in Learning for Innovation

2012-2014

SPIN-UP

Entrepreneurship Training and Coaching for University Spin-Offs

2011-2013

TecEmpreende

Science and Technology Parks and Technology-based Incubators

2010-2013

PINC

Pole of Creative Industries of University of Porto's Science and Technology Park

2010-2013

FIRE-ENGINE

Flexible Design of Forest Fire Management Systems

2010-2014

SIAC-Calcado-Inov

Study on innovation in the footwear sector

2010-2011

GAPI2.0

Knowledge Valorization Offices promoting Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Industrial Property

2010-2011

NODES

Network engineering systems in uncertainty contexts

2010-2013

Fadis

Methodology and tool for decision-making on internationalization

2009-2011

Jo-Empreende

Development and promotion of programmes on entrepreneurship for specific target-audiences

2009-2011

EINautilus

Classroom Management Software

2008-2011

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CITE Publications

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2018

Handbook of Research on Strategic Innovation Management for Improved Competitive Advantage

Authors
Jamil, GL; Ferreira, JJP; Pinto, MM; Pessoa, CRM; Xavier, A;

Publication
Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage

Abstract

2018

Operational flexibility in forest fire prevention and suppression: a spatially explicit intra-annual optimization analysis, considering prevention, (pre)suppression, and escape costs

Authors
Pacheco, AP; Claro, J;

Publication
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH

Abstract
Increasing wildfire threats and costs escalate the complexity of forest fire management challenges, which is grounded in complex interactions between ecological, social, economic, and policy factors. It is immersed in this difficult context that decision-makers must settle on an investment mix within a portfolio of available options, subject to limited funds and under great uncertainty. We model intra-annual fire management as a problem of multistage capacity investment in a portfolio of management resources, enabling fuel treatments and fire preparedness. We consider wildfires as the demand, with uncertainty in the severity of the fire season and in the occurrence, time, place, and severity of specific fires. We focus our analysis on the influence of changes in the volatility of wildfires and in the costs of escaped wildfires, on the postponement of capacity investment along the year, on the optimal budget, and on the investment mix. Using a hypothetical test landscape, we verify that the value of postponement increases significantly for scenarios of increased uncertainty (higher volatility) and higher escape costs, as also does the optimal budget (although not proportionally to the changes in the escape costs). Additionally, the suppression/prevention budget ratio is highly sensitive to changes in escape costs, while it remains mostly insensitive to changes in volatility. Furthermore, we show the policy implications of these findings at operational (e.g., spatial solutions) and strategic levels (e.g., climate change). Exploring the impact of increasing escape costs in the optimal investment mix, we identified in our instances four qualitative system stages, which can be related to specific socioecological contexts and used as the basis for policy (re)design. In addition to questioning some popular myths, our results highlight the value of fuel treatments and the contextual nature of the optimal portfolio mix.

2018

Renewable integration through transmission network expansion planning under uncertainty

Authors
Loureiro, MV; Schell, KR; Claro, J; Fischbeck, P;

Publication
ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Abstract
In this paper we bring together a stochastic mixed integer programming model for transmission network expansion planning, incorporating portfolios of real options to address the evolution in time of uncertain parameters, with the adjusted generalized log-transformed model, to expand the number of correlated parameters that can be modeled. We apply these methods to evaluate the potential contribution of underwater transmission investments to increase renewables penetration in the Azores archipelago. The approach also includes expansion lead times, due to the large timespans involved in the construction of new transmission lines. Our analysis focuses on a set of the four closest islands in the archipelago, Pico, Faial, S. Jorge and Terceira, and shows that even though investments are delayed and the future network configuration varies according to the evolution of renewable generation scenarios, an investment in underwater transmission, if technically feasible, within the assumptions of our model, could in fact contribute to increase renewables penetration, by enabling islands with an excess in generation from renewable sources to supply other islands in a deficit situation.

2018

Canvas Framework for Performing Systematic Reviews Analysis

Authors
Almeida, F;

Publication
Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences

Abstract
<p class="Textoindependiente21">The systematic review of the literature is a fundamental methodology for analyzing critically the existing literature on a given research theme. They are designed to be methodical, replicable and guide the author in identifying the main lines of investigation and conclusions in each scientific domain and, in addition, help them in the identification of new directions of research. However, the systematic review process is typically viewed as too heterogeneous, complex and time-consuming. In this sense, it is pertinent to propose a new approach for conducting systematic reviews that may be more agile, not only in terms of development, but also in the analysis of the results of a systematic review process. This article presents a canvas framework for conducting a systematic review composed of nine blocks and based on a set of identified good practices found in the literature, in which it is possible to easily identify all the steps of the process, options taken, and main results.</p>

2018

UX Challenges and Best Practices in Designing Web and Mobile Solutions

Authors
Almeida, F; Monteiro, JA;

Publication
Advances in Computer and Electrical Engineering - Handbook of Research on Contemporary Perspectives on Web-Based Systems

Abstract

Supervised Theses

2017

Veículos ligeiros sem emissões na Europa: projeções de mercado e consequências

Author
Cecília Alexandra Henriques Menezes

Institution
UTAD

2017

Estudo da implementação de um Software Inovador no Serviço de Cardiologia

Author
Maria Beatriz Leal Neto Dias

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

A tecnologia de hidrogénio: estudo de um sistema de propulsão alternativo para o futuro do setor logístico

Author
Catia Azevedo Moura

Institution
UTAD

2017

Potencial da energia solar concentrada para a produção de eletricidade em Portugal

Author
Ana Catarina Redondo Gonçalves

Institution
UTAD

2017

Development and Implementation of a Product Management Methodology in a Supply Chain Management Startup

Author
João Lourenço França Cabral Machado

Institution
UP-FEUP

Facts & Figures

80EU Programmes (k€)

2016

3Senior Researchers

2016

2Concluded PhD theses

2016