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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
Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC involved in a pilot-project by the new European Commission network

INESC TEC's Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) was part of the pilot-project by the new European Commission (EC) network, "CREATE Europe in", a platform to promote cooperation between the different EC contact points in each country, to facilitate the citizens and businesses' access to information about the EC's areas of action.

27th August 2021

Journal founded by INESC TEC researcher receives SCOPUS indexing

The Journal of Innovation Management, a scientific publication founded by João José Pinto Ferreira – researcher at INESC TEC’s Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) – in 2013, received the SCOPUS indexing

22nd June 2021

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC supports the development of rural fire management platform

The results of the first phase of the Interoperability Platform of the Integrated Rural Fire Management System (SGIFR) were presented on May 14, at the event “Da Informação do Território à Decisão Estratégica em Fogos Rurais”, organised by the Agency for Integrated Rural Fire Management (AGIF).

31st May 2021

INESC TEC participates in project to promote forestry

INESC TEC is part of the consortium of the rePLANT project, led by the collaborative laboratory ForestWISE, which aims to create new technologies and services, mostly supported by digital technologies, in the fields of integrated forest and fire management.

26th April 2021

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC promotes training sessions of the EIT Jumpstarter 2020 programme

This initiative came from a challenge launched by EIT Manufacturing RIS Hub Portugal, coordinated by INESC TEC, and included the participation of the FabInventors team (EIT Manufacturing).

22nd December 2020

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Featured Projects

EEN2022

EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE NETWORK 2022-25

2022-2025

Demo4Green

Green Manufacturing: Demonstra??ng technologies to fight Climate Change

2022-2022

TECH2MARKET

Technology to Market for Competitive Manufacturing in Europe

2022-2022

TURING

(flexy enhance) EITM digiTal Upskilling and ReskIlliNG programme

2022-2022

GreenMA

Green Manufacturing Accelerator

2022-2022

VR2Care

3D community aware virtual spaces as smart living environments for rehabilitation and physical care

2022-2023

SIACEDV_A_FEIRA

Caraterização AS-IS e desenho de roadmap estratégico no âmbito dos Sistemas Avançados de Produção - AEF

2021-2023

SIACEDV_A_OAZEMEIS

Caraterização AS-IS e desenho de roadmap estratégico no âmbito dos Sistemas Avançados de Produção - AECOA

2021-2023

SGIDI_agro

Implementação de um SGIDI segundo a NP 4457: 2007

2021-2022

audSGIDI

Auditoria interna ao SFIDI da NELO

2021-2021

EITJUMPSTART2021

EIT-JUMPSART Local Trainning - Fase II - 2021

2021-2021

CLAMTEX

Digital Transformation Training for Clusters

2021-2022

EurA

Case-Study report for EurA AG

2021-2022

IgniPartinsigna

Ignition Partner_ projeto insign

2021-2021

SCORPION

Cost effective robots for smart precision spraying

2021-2023

MirrorLabs2

Creating similar learning environment for students all over Europe for human-robot coproduction

2021-2021

EIT Jumpstarter

EIT JUMPSARTER Local Trainning - Fase II

2020-2020

LL2fresh

LONG LIFE TO SAFE FRESH - What to start and accelerate?

2020-2020

PLIS1asis

CONSULTORIA PARA O LEVANTAMENTO DA SITUAÇÃO ATUAL DO SISTEMA DE GESTÃO INTEGRADA DE FOGOS RURAIS (SGIFR)

2020-2020

SMARTHEALTH4ALL

Smart medical technologies for better health and care

2020-2023

EENPortugal

EEN-Portugal 2020-2021

2020-2021

EENINNOVATION

EEN-INNOVATION_JOURNEY_2020-2021

2020-2021

SmartEcotec

Viabilidade de Implementação de Sistema de Inteligência Artificial para o Diagnóstico, Previsão e Controlo Multivariado de Unidades de Tratamento de Lixiviados

2019-2020

MonitorizacaoCIR2019

Monitorização da Campanha de Incêndios Rurais de 2019

2019-2020

INCLUDING

Innovative Cluster for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies

2019-2024

IMSGIDI

Proposta de Prestação de Serviços Consultoria para o Desenho e implementação de melhorias nos Processo de Gestão de IDI

2019-2022

EEN2019

EEN-PORTUGAL

2019-2019

EEN-Innovate

EEN-Innovate Plus PT

2019-2019

NMP-REG

Aquisição de serviços para desenvolvimento de uma agenda regional para a promoção da adoção das nanotecnologias, materiais avançados e processos avançados de produção pela indústria transformadora da região norte

2018-2019

DigEcoBus

Competition and Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

2018-2022

DIVA

Boosting innovative DIgitech Value chains for Agrofood, forestry and environment

2018-2021

TouriSMEShare

Opportunities for entrepreneurs in the sharing economy

2017-2020

PROTOATLANTIC

Development and validation of a program for the prototyping and exploitation of innovative ideas

2017-2023

ScaleUp-PORTUGAL

ScaleUp-PORTUGAL

2017-2018

EEN-InnovatePT

EEN-Innovate PT

2017-2018

EEN2017/2018

EEN2017/2018

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

2015-2019

FOUREYES

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

2015-2019

iMAN

iMAN - Intelligence for advanced Manufacturing systems

2015-2019

NanoStima-RL1

NanoSTIMA - Macro-to-Nano Human Sensing Technologies

2015-2019

NanoStima-RL3

NanoSTIMA - Health data infrastructure

2015-2019

NanoStima-RL4

NanoSTIMA - Health Data Analysis & Decision

2015-2019

SMILES

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

2015-2019

KAM

EEN-Innovation PT

2015-2016

EEN

EEN

2015-2016

VR2Market

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

2014-2019

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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Publications

CITE Publications

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2022

Adoption of Large-Scale Scrum Practices through the Use of Management 3.0

Authors
Almeida, F; Espinheira, E;

Publication
Informatics

Abstract
Software engineering companies have progressively incorporated agile project management methodologies. Initially, this migration occurred mostly in the context of startups, but in recent years it has also sparked interest from other companies with larger and more geographically dispersed teams. One of the frameworks used for large-scale agile implementation is the LeSS framework. This study seeks to explore how Management 3.0 principles can be applied in the context of the ten practices proposed in the LeSS framework. To this end, a qualitative research methodology based on four case studies is used to identify and explore the role of Management 3.0 in software management and development processes that adopt this agile paradigm. The findings show that the principles of Management 3.0 are relevant to the implementation of the LeSS framework practices, especially in fostering team values and personal values; however, distinct principles between the two paradigms are also identified, namely the greater rigidity of processes advocated in the LeSS framework and a greater focus on process automation.

2022

The Relevance of Soft Skills for Entrepreneurs

Authors
Almeida, F; Devedzic, V;

Publication
Journal of East European Management Studies

Abstract

This study explores the relevance of different soft skills for entrepreneurs, focusing on entrepreneurs from Portugal and Serbia. The study identifies a total of 38 soft skills from the European Entrepreneurship Skills Framework (EntreComp) and employs a quantitative methodology in the analysis of data collected from a questionnaire completed by entrepreneurs from these two countries. The findings reveal that soft skills competencies play a key role in the entrepreneur's activity, highlighting emotional intelligence, resilience, and persistence as fundamental attributes that an entrepreneur should possess. Furthermore, the respondents' answers have revealed notable differences in their perception of the importance of a majority of soft skills (27 out of 38 skills), which indicates that an entrepreneur's geographic area is a relevant factor in the perception of the relative importance of soft skills.

2022

Exploring the Benefits of Combining DevOps and Agile

Authors
Almeida, FL; Simões, J; Lopes, S;

Publication
Future Internet

Abstract
The combined adoption of Agile and DevOps enables organizations to cope with the increasing complexity of managing customer requirements and requests. It fosters the emergence of a more collaborative and Agile framework to replace the waterfall models applied to software development flow and the separation of development teams from operations. This study aims to explore the benefits of the combined adoption of both models. A qualitative methodology is adopted by including twelve case studies from international software engineering companies. Thematic analysis is employed in identifying the benefits of the combined adoption of both paradigms. The findings reveal the existence of twelve benefits, highlighting the automation of processes, improved communication between teams, and reduction in time to market through process integration and shorter software delivery cycles. Although they address different goals and challenges, the Agile and DevOps paradigms when properly combined and aligned can offer relevant benefits to organizations. The novelty of this study lies in the systematization of the benefits of the combined adoption of Agile and DevOps considering multiple perspectives of the software engineering business environment.

2022

Impact of Governmental Support for the Implementation of Industry 4.0 in Portugal

Authors
Faria, BS; Simoes, AC; Rodrigues, JC;

Publication
Innovations in Industrial Engineering - Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

2022

Practical Approach for Apps Design in Compliance With Accessibility, Usability, and User Experience

Authors
Almeida, F; Bernardo, N; Lacerda, R;

Publication
Advances in Web Technologies and Engineering - App and Website Accessibility Developments and Compliance Strategies

Abstract
There is a huge proliferation of digital products on the market today for both large enterprises and small businesses. Most of these companies have experienced the development of software products for the mobile market and have been faced with the major challenge of capturing the customer's attention. There is a great focus on making a great first impact and providing the audience with the best possible digital experience. Accordingly, issues related to usability, accessibility, and user experience are extremely relevant. This chapter addresses how these practices can be used in practice by building an app that offers car cleaning services. Several approaches based on building app interfaces that increase user engagement and retention levels are explored and discussed.

Supervised Theses

2021

Proxy-based solution for legacy IoT security and privacy

Author
Rodrigo Monteiro da Cunha Costa Caldas

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Lung Segmentation in CT Images: A CNN U-Net hybrid approach on a cross-cohort dataset

Author
Joana Vale Amaro de Sousa

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Adoção e adaptação de uma solução de gestão de projeto em Tecnologia de Informação

Author
Ana Teresa Duarte Matos

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Aerial high-resolution imagery to assess almond orchard conditions

Author
Nathalie dos Santos Guimarães

Institution
UTAD

2021

Web Application for Supervising and Managing an Automatic Cross-Docking System

Author
Francisco Rego Moreira da Silva Costa

Institution
UP-FEUP

Facts & Figures

5Papers in indexed journals

2020

13Researchers

2016

0Proceedings in indexed conferences

2020