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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

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

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC participates in an online co-creation programme to optimise the shelf life of food

The LL2FRESH programme, promoted by INESC TEC and COTHN-CC, ends this month.

22nd December 2020

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Featured Projects

audSGIDI

auditoria interna ao SFIDI da NELO

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

MirrorLabs – 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

2019-2021

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

2017-2021

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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2021

Exploring the Limitations of Responsive Design Through a Case Study Approach

Authors
Almeida, FL; Monteiro, JA;

Publication
International Journal of Web Portals

Abstract
Having an online presence is essential for any company regardless of its size and type of business. Users are currently striving to interact with companies through the web, regardless of their access device. In this sense, responsive web design emerged as a very useful technique that allows the dynamic adaptation of the design regardless of the size and resolution of the access device. Despite the unequivocal advantages associated with this technique, there are also limitations which turn this approach not feasible or advisable for all projects. This study, through the realization of five case studies, seeks to identify the main limitations of responsive design and responsive design frameworks. Additionally, this study suggests further development models that may be more effective in the dynamic adaptation of the design and contents according to the features of the access device, such as the adoption of adaptive design, use of native apps, and hybrid models.

2021

Decision Support System for Assigning Members to Agile Teams

Authors
Almeida, F; Adão, D; Martins, C;

Publication
Research Anthology on Decision Support Systems and Decision Management in Healthcare, Business, and Engineering

Abstract
The use of agile methodologies like SCRUM is seen by companies in the software engineering field as a strategic necessity for their competitiveness, which makes them more reactive and dynamic in an increasingly demanding and competitive international market. One of the critical factors in the implementation of a SCRUM environment is the set-up of teams that are simultaneously homogeneous and composed of the best collaborators for each SCRUM role. In this sense, this study describes the modeling process and presents the implementation of a decision support system that can contribute to improving the process of assigning an agile team simultaneously considering the technical and social skills of employees. The results of the study allowed testing the application considering different competencies associated to each Agile position, the impact that the attribution process suffers from oscillations in the process of evaluation and self-evaluation, and the impact in terms of the performance of the inclusion of new collaborators and criteria comparison.

2021

Good Practices in E-Government Accessibility

Authors
Almeida, F; Monteiro, JA;

Publication
Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition - Advances in Information Quality and Management

Abstract
This chapter looks to the accessibility good practices that should be adopted in the development of e-Government platforms. To this end, accessibility issues and implemented good practices in e-government services portals of the Top-4 countries in the overall e-Government Benchmark 2017 are comparatively analyzed. Despite the recognized work of those countries in the digitization of public services and the existence of relevant good practices, there are still relevant issues in accomplishment accessibility standards, particularly in the structuring of websites, the use of alternative text to images and videos, the adoption of alternatives to flash technology and the use of high contrast colors.

2021

Leadership Challenges in Agile Environments

Authors
Almeida, F; Simoes, J;

Publication
International Journal of Information Technology Project Management

Abstract
Several companies in the information technology field are progressively adopting Agile methodologies. This change necessarily transforms the management paradigm and poses new challenges to the leadership process. In this sense, this study seeks to explore the challenges perceived by leaders and perceive the competencies they should have to manage projects and teams in an Agile environment. The study used a survey to obtain data from 387 professionals in the information technology sector. The findings reveal the most important skills include the ability to have people skills, team management competencies, provide feedback on employee performance, and have problem-solving skills. Additionally, this study reveals people's management dimension is key to increasing productivity in Agile environments, and furthermore, respondents' years of experience proved to be discriminating in perceiving the importance of these skills. The outcomes of this study are relevant for companies that are migrating to the agile paradigm and are facing challenges in managing the leadership of these projects.

2021

Learning Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Through Flow Theory and FLIGBY Game

Authors
Almeida, F; Buzády, Z;

Publication
Research Anthology on Business and Technical Education in the Information Era

Abstract
This article performs an exploratory study of the potential of flow theory and FLIGBY game to contribute to develop entrepreneurship competencies among higher education students. For this purpose, this study considers the use of a focus group consisting of eight students enrolled in the entrepreneurship course in a higher educational institution in Portugal, in which students for two months explored FLIGBY. The results obtained allowed us to conclude that FLIGBY was also suitable to be explored in the context of entrepreneurship classes. Students emphasized the potential of the game to be applied for training of management skills, the recognition of their leadership skills, and the exploration of new approaches to the management challenges. Finally, it should be noted that the benefits offered by FLIGBY were experienced differently by students with professional experience in IT and management fields. Those students emphasized the application of the game to the real world and the potential offered for FLIGBY for allowing students to explore new skills and actions.

Supervised Theses

2020

The Front-End of Innovation in context of Research Centres

Author
Rui Nuno Pires Sarmento e Castro

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Fatores que influenciam a adoção da Internet of Things no contexto dos incêndios rurais e valorização dos espaços florestais

Author
Alexandra Fonseca Santos

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Community development through entrepreneurship

Author
Samira Penteado Ramalho

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Application of Service Design in the Re-design of a Time Management System

Author
Thaís Paula Neto de Oliveira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Design flexível de uma rede de comandos regionais de operações de socorro

Author
Carlos Guilherme Moreira Neto Torres

Institution
UP-FEUP

Facts & Figures

5Papers in indexed journals

2020

7Book Chapters

2020

1Academic Staff

2020