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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's project has EUR 3 million to fund technological solutions

DIVA is the European project, which has the collaboration of INESC TEC’s Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE), Centre for Industrial Engineering and Management(CESE) and Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS), that is giving Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) the opportunity to present technological solutions in the Agrofood, Forestry and Environment areas. In total, EUR 3 million are available - divided in two phases of competition - in order to support companies from Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Ireland that submit innovative projects.

02nd January 2019

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

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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

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

2015-2019

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

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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2019

Barriers to onshore wind farm implementation in Brazil

Authors
Diógenes, JRF; Claro, J; Rodrigues, JC;

Publication
Energy Policy

Abstract

2019

Coordinating cross-border electricity interconnection investments and trade in market coupled regions

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

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS

Abstract
Investments in cross-border electricity interconnections are key for the integration of the European energy market. To analyze policy frameworks for these decisions, we model two settings for the expansion of transmission capacity between two regions, where the volume of investment is agreed upon through either Nash-Coase or Nash bargaining. For each setting we provide fair share cost allocation solutions, respectively with and without compensations. Each region has its own TSO, maximizing social welfare within its geography, and the markets are modeled with linear supply and demand curves, with trade enabled by the interconnection. The results of the application of the models to the Iberian market suggest their ability to estimate realistic values for the capacity of cross-border interconnection between two regions.

2019

Learning Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Through Flow Theory and FLIGBY Game

Authors
Almeida, F; Buzády, Z;

Publication
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments

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.

2019

Moving from Waterfall to Agile: Perspectives from IT Portuguese Companies

Authors
Almeida, F; Simões, J;

Publication
International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology

Abstract
This study investigates the main motivations, difficulties and good practices in the migration process of software development models from Waterfall to Agile experienced by IT Portuguese companies. For that, we adopted a quantitative methodology based on multiple case studies that allowed us to explore five research questions. In a first step, we propose to identify the main reasons that motivate the companies to adopt Agile development processes and we intend to characterize this migration process. We also explore a set of good practices that can be followed in this migration process and we suggest a set of measures that can be used to assess the success of projects in an Agile environment. Finally, we explore the organizational and management impacts with the introduction of Agile processes.

2019

Social Network Security Risks and Vulnerabilities in Corporate Environments

Authors
Almeida, F; Pinheiro, J; Oliveira, V;

Publication
International Journal of Applied Management Sciences and Engineering

Abstract
Increasingly social networks are used both in the personal and professional levels, being companies and employees also exposed to the risks posed by them. In this sense, it is relevant to analyze employees' perception of the risks and vulnerabilities posed by the use of social networks in corporate environments. For this purpose, a questionnaire was developed and distributed to 372 employees of small and medium-sized companies that allowed the characterization and analysis of those risks. The results indicate that the security risks are perceived moderately by employees, emphasizing the risk of defamation and cyberbullying as being the most pertinent. On the other hand, the findings indicate that older employees, the existence of lower academic qualifications, and those working in medium-sized companies are more aware of these risks.

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

3R&D Services and Consulting (k€)

2016

0Proceedings in indexed conferences

2016

2Concluded PhD theses

2016