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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 promoted innovation workshops on digital transformation

Close to 40 entrepreneurs and managers, representatives of technology demonstrators and researchers from the scientific and technological ecosystem participated in the innovation workshops promoted within the scope of the SAP 4.0 project; the initiative took place at INESC TEC’s iiLab – Industry and Innovation Laboratory. The project is promoted by the Business Association of Oliveira de Azeméis (AECOA) and co-promoted by the Business Association of Santa Maria da Feira (AEF), with INESC TEC participating as technological partner.  

22nd December 2022

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

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Featured Projects

NEXUS

NEXUS - Innovation Pact - Digital and Green Transition

2022-2025

AgendaTransform

Agenda para a transformação digital do setor florestal para uma economia resiliente e hipocarbónica

2022-2025

SoTecInFactory

Social And Technological Innovation Factory For Low-Carbon And Circular Industrial Value Chains

2022-2025

DivaX

Services for company Europeanisation

2022-2022

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

ATE

Alliance for Energy Transition

2022-2025

HfPT

Health from Portugal

2021-2025

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

2021-2022

CLAMTEX

Digital Transformation Training for Clusters

2021-2021

EurA

Case-Study report for EurA AG

2021-2021

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

SMARTHEALTH4ALL

Smart medical technologies for better health and care

2020-2023

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

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

Team
Publications

CITE Publications

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2022

Bringing a Horse to Water: The Shaping of a Child Successor in Family Business Succession

Authors
Wasim, J; Almeida, F;

Publication
European Journal of Family Business

Abstract
This study critically investigates and evaluates the childhood and adolescent year strategies, and efforts that parent-owners of family businesses incorporate to encourage and prepare children for a successful future succession. The sample consisted of six family businesses in the North East of Scotland: two successfully introduced a second-generation, two a third generation and one a fourth generation, with one still in the founder stage. The findings reveal that the succession planning process was an instantaneous event into generational bridging, where no formal planning process was commenced. Parent-owners influenced and facilitated knowledge transfer and education, leaving control to the child successors with career options. The research has also shown the difficulties in how the child successors of the future may find succession challenging and demanding with contextually complex issues. 

2022

Business models for the digital transformation of audiovisual archives

Authors
Rodrigues, JC;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR & RESEARCH

Abstract
Purpose: This study contributes to the understanding of how cultural organizations are using digital technologies to redesign their business models and enable sustainable and impactful audiovisual digital archives. Design/methodology/approach: An inductive multiple case research design was used. Five cases of audiovisual digital archives of independent films were selected. Data collected was based on desk research, onsite visits, interviews with top managers responsible for the digitalization of some of the archives and experimentation with the services provided. Data was collected and analyzed based on a theoretical framework defined from the literature for business models of cultural organizations. Findings: The archives analyzed faced the challenge of aligning the commercial viability with a mission of making content available to increase cultural knowledge. A sustainable business model may be achieved by using different revenue models, while guaranteeing to offer a value proposition carefully aligned with stakeholders' expectations. Moreover, an impactful business model, i.e. a business model that enhances the creation of cultural value for customers and reaches wider audiences, requires careful audience management and the use of data analysis about audience behavior to adjust the offering. Finally, the business model must consider the resources, activities and infrastructure that ensure critical capabilities for the business and must be designed to ensure financial resilience of the organization. Originality/value: This study contributes with a holistic analysis of business models for the digital transformation of cultural organizations, detailing alternative configurations for the most relevant components of a digital business model for audiovisual archives. © 2021, Emerald Publishing Limited.

2022

The Contribution of COVID-19 Innovative Projects for Sustainable Development

Authors
Almeida, F;

Publication
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development

Abstract

COVID-19 has brought new challenges to the achievement of the sustainable development goals as proposed by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda. However, innovative projects developed by governments, private sector, and civil society present themselves as an opportunity to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on sustainable development. This study uses the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation promoted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to explore how innovative projects address the 17 sustainable development goals. The Portuguese context is used to qualitatively characterize this phenomenon. The findings reveal that these projects also offer relevant contributions in areas such as public infrastructure support, health promotion, quality of education, and reduced inequalities.

2022

Development of soft skills competencies through the use of FLIGBY

Authors
Almeida, F; Buzady, Z;

Publication
TECHNOLOGY PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION

Abstract

2022

Ecosystem dynamics: exploring the interplay within fintech entrepreneurial ecosystems

Authors
Alaassar, A; Mention, AL; Aas, TH;

Publication
SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Abstract
Scholars and practitioners continue to recognize the crucial role of entrepreneurial ecosystems (EEs) in creating a conducive environment for productive entrepreneurship. Although EEs are fundamentally interaction systems of hierarchically independent yet mutually dependent actors, few studies have investigated how interactions among ecosystem actors drive the entrepreneurial process. Seeking to address this gap, this paper explores how ecosystem actor interactions influence new ventures in the financial technology (fintech) EE of Singapore. Guided by an EE framework and the use of an exploratory-abductive approach, empirical data from semi-structured interviews is collected and analyzed. The findings reveal four categories representing both the relational perspective, which features interaction and intermediation dynamics, and the cultural perspective, which encompasses ecosystem development and regulatory dynamics. These categories help explain how and why opportunity identification and resource exploitation are accelerated or inhibited for entrepreneurs in fintech EEs. The present study provides valuable contributions to scholars and practitioners interested in EEs and contributes to the academic understanding of the emerging fintech phenomenon.

Supervised Theses

2021

Proxy-based solution for legacy IoT security and privacy

Author
Rodrigo Monteiro da Cunha Costa Caldas

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Mobile Solution for the Assessment of Gait and Motor-Cognitive Functions in Aging

Author
Vânia Margarida Cardoso Guimarães

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

Adaptive grasping planning: a novel unified and modular grasping pipeline architecture

Author
João Pedro Carvalho de Souza

Institution
UTAD

2021

Aplicação de teoria de jogo evolucionário para modelação e análise de dois mecanismos de punição para controlo de poluição

Author
Jiaru Pan

Institution
UP-FCUP

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3Senior Researchers

2016

5Papers in indexed journals

2020

0Proceedings in indexed conferences

2020