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Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

At CITE, we seek to promote the valorisation of the knowledge, by developing conceptual frameworks, methodologies, tools, and executive programmes, to be provided to private and public organisations.

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.

Our main goal is to develop and promote innovation management practices, acting directly in the internal processes, and supporting entrepreneurship activities, helping business development, as well as incubation.

Latest News
Industry and Innovation

LET-In relies on INESC TEC to help young entrepreneurs

Through the LET-In programme, the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) of INESC TEC is part of the National Network of Incubators, a project that intends to accredit new entities and certify them for the attribution of "Incubation Vouchers".

19th January 2018

Industry and Innovation

Second Startup Accelerator ends with 10 new companies

The second edition of the Startup Porto Accelerator (SPA) programme, under the IN&OUT project, ended in November with more than 150 applications from 14 different countries. In total, INESC TEC supported the creation of 20 new startups in web and mobile areas, with each edition giving rise to 10 new startups.

11th January 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC in sharing economy project in the area of sustainable tourism

The new European project in the field of sustainable tourism and cultural heritage is called TuriSMEshare and has the participation of the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) of INESC TEC. The kick-off meeting took place on 14 and 15 December, in Rome.

11th January 2018

Industry and Innovation

LTPlabs: The INESC TEC spin-off born in 2015 that is growing 60% a year

It was born in a room on the third floor of the main building of INESC TEC. In the beginning of 2015, LTPlabs was established by three researchers and professors at FEUP: Pedro Amorim, Bernardo Almada-Lobo and Luís Guimarães. Teresa Bianchi de Aguiar, Pedro Campelo, Horácio Neri and João Alves, researchers at the Centre for Industrial Engineering and Management (CEGI) of INESC TEC, later joined the three founders in this adventure. Three years later, the spin-off moved to another building for the second time, now employing 25 LTPeers and growing 60% a year.

09th January 2018

Caravana Tecnológica visits INESC TEC

On 16 November, INESC TEC received the Caravana Tecnológica (Technological Caravan) of the MTech Portugal 2017 initiative and, in particular, the group of companies that expressed interest in getting to know the institute, its centres and its work.

18th December 2017

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Featured Projects

ScaleUp-PORTUGAL

ScaleUp-PORTUGAL

2017-2017

EEN-InnovatePT

EEN-Innovate PT

2017-2017

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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Publications

CITE Publications

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2018

Decision Support System For Internship Management in Higher Education

Authors
Almeida, F; Amoedo, N;

Publication
International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change

Abstract

2017

Probabilistic cost prediction for submarine power cable projects

Authors
Schell, KR; Claro, J; Guikema, SD;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS

Abstract
It is estimated that Europe alone will need to add over 250,000 km of transmission capacity by 2050, if it is to meet renewable energy production goals while maintaining security of supply. Estimating the cost of new transmission infrastructure is difficult, but it is crucial to predict these costs as accurately as possible, given their importance to the energy transition. Transmission capacity expansion plans are often founded on optimistic projections of expansion costs. We present probabilistic predictive models of the cost of submarine power cables, which can be used by policymakers, industry, and academia to better approximate the true cost of transmission expansion plans. The models are both generalizable and well specified for a variety of submarine applications, across a variety of regions. The best performing statistical learning model has slightly more predictive power than a simpler, linear econometric model. The specific decision context will determine whether the extra data gathering effort for the statistical learning model is worth the additional precision. A case study illustrates that incorporating the uncertainty associated with the cost prediction to calculate risk metrics - value-at-risk and conditional-value-at-risk provides useful information to the decision-maker about cost variability and extremes.

2017

Is Portugal's forest transition going up in smoke?

Authors
Oliveira, TM; Guiomar, N; Oliveira Baptista, FO; Pereira, JMC; Claro, J;

Publication
LAND USE POLICY

Abstract
The turnarounds from decrease to expansion in forest areas that took place during the last century have been examined through the lens of forest transition theory (FTT). Among temperate and Mediterranean European countries that have seen an expansion of forest cover, Portugal stands out as the only case in which this trend has recently been reverted. In this study, we explicitly map and document the forest transition (FT) in the country over the period 1907-2006, and investigate when and where forest transition happened de facto, and which were the land use transition pathways that resulted from the shrublands, agriculture, and forest interplay dynamics. After thematic and geometric harmonization of land cover maps from 1907, 1955, 1970, 1990, and 2006, a cluster analysis established four typologies, and a transition matrix was constructed to assess land cover dynamics. We found that up to 1955, FT occurred simultaneously with agricultural expansion, as shrubland areas diminished. Afterwards, with the retraction of agricultural area and the consequential decoupling of forest management from local actors, FT gained momentum and expanded up to the 1990s. While during the first half of the 20th century, forest expansion followed the "Scarcity" and "State Policy" pathways fostered by local socio-ecological feedback loops, throughout the second half of the century forest transition was driven by exogenous socio-economic forces, following "Economic Development" and "Globalization" pathways. We show how, despite these forces, FT can be derailed by endogenous factors such as wildfires, which limited and in some areas even reverted the afforestation process, initiating a deforestation phase. Since the necessary conditions for FT (technology shift, urbanization, agriculture retraction and public afforestation programs) were available in mainland Portugal, we advance the hypothesis that critical wildfire risk governance deficits may have been responsible for arresting FT. Considering the critical role of forests and other wooded areas in supporting climate change mitigation and sustainable development, our work provides useful evidence and insights for public decision makers on previously unaddressed dimensions of FTT.

2017

Dynamic evolution of European airport systems in the context of Low-Cost Carriers growth

Authors
Jimenez, E; Claro, J; de Sousa, JP; de Neufville, R;

Publication
JOURNAL OF AIR TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT

Abstract
Airport systems adapted to the influx of Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) as the segment grew in prominence in the European market during the last decades. The generalised perspective that LCCs are attached to remote secondary airports is being increasingly challenged by recent moves of the largest European LCC. The reality is that the impact of LCCs has spread to most commercial airports in Europe, primary and secondary alike. Yet, despite valuable insights on the evolution of airline networks, the existing literature lacks a clear understanding of why this has occurred. This paper explains the dynamics in the evolution of airports systems that resulted in significant growth for the low-cost segment in Europe. A multiple case study involving 42 European airports was used to identify the mechanisms that triggered the traffic patterns leading to the ascendency of LCCs in their respective airport systems. Understanding these mechanisms may prove valuable for supporting airport strategic planning.

2017

Experience with entrepreneurship learning using serious games

Authors
Almeida, FL;

Publication
Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences

Abstract
Abstract   The teaching of entrepreneurship is currently a fundamental pillar in the construction of social responsibility with strong impact on the future economic development of society. The use of serious games in the entrepreneurship field is a way of encouraging students' motivation to become entrepreneurs and develop their skills in the field. In this paper, we describe the experience of using a serious game in the entrepreneurship field in the context of the classroom. For that, we adopt a quantitative research technique based on a survey research to measure the different characteristics experienced by higher education students when using serious games in the classroom to learn entrepreneurship. The students have multidisciplinary competences, coming from courses with strong emphasis in the area of management and technology. The use of the serious game allowed students to develop skills mainly in terms of innovation, leadership, strategic thinking, problem solving, business launch and risk management. On the other side, there were no significant benefits in terms of accounting skills, compliance with regulations, interpersonal, communication, and self-control and discipline. Keywords: entrepreneurship, serious games, higher education, game based learning, gamification.

Supervised Theses

2016

A bibliometric analysis of innovation-related research of the former Soviet Union five ‘‘Stans’’: are there distinct patterns?

Author
Sohibjon Tuychiev

Institution
UP-FEP

2016

A Training Program Proposal for Start-ups in Scale-up Phase

Author
Júlio Pedro Gonçalves Marques

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Service design e a gestão da implementação de novos serviços: o caso do rastreio da retinopatia diabética

Author
Vera Liliana Carvalho Faria

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

International Technology Transfer Performance: The Case of Organizations Located in Angolan Provinces

Author
Carina Alexandra Praça Trino

Institution
UP-FEP

2016

Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Competitiveness of Academic Spin-Offs

Author
Cátia Cristina Pedrosa Ferreira

Institution
UP-FEP

Facts & Figures

3R&D Employees

2017

1Academic Staff

2017