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TEC4AGRO-FOOD is INESC TEC’s innovation area for Agro-Food and Forestry,

TEC4AGRO-FOOD mission is co-shaping the digital (r)evolution in Agro-Food and Forestry to tackle the productivity and sustainability societal challenges towards an effective bioeconomy.

Through TEC4AGRO-FOOD, INESC TEC wishes to be seen as the preferred technological partner of Agro-Food and Forestry in Portugal and a benchmark internationally. INESC TEC’s Innovation Area for the Agricultural, Agrofood and Forestry sectors. 



The research lines followed by the scientific community aim at responding to the needs of some economic and societal sectors and activities.

Main domains and sectors of activity

Agriculture and Forestry Sectors - Technology for Precision Agriculture/Forestry

Agrofood Sector - Technology for Agrofood Industry 4.0

Business Partnerships

Business Partnerships

In order to transfer and implement the technology in the market, we work with companies that can be our technological partners or end users of the solution.

Scientific Community

Scientific Community

TEC4AGRO-FOOD is developed by teams from a diversity of INESC TEC centres (CESE, CRIIS, CAP, CSIG), with external partners around a set of research lines.

Core and transversal R&D lines

  • Robotics and Automation
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Operations Management and Logistics
  • Enterprise Collaborative Networks
  • Image Processing and Analysis
  • Communication Networks
  • Optical Sensors
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Big Data, Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  • Decision Support Systems and Optimisation
  • Software for Critical Systems and IT Security
  • Smart Grids
  • Technology and Innovation Management

Complementary R&D partners

Network of international R&D partners

  • DFKI
  • ceiA3
Infrastructures & Labs


LaboratoryTRIBE - Laboratory of Robotics and IoT for Smart Precision Agriculture and Forestry
LaboratoryLaboratory of Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments
LaboratoryLaboratory of Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles
LaboratoryOptical and Electronic Technologies Research Laboratory