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With TEC4Industry, INESC TEC aims to create an innovative, human-centred and sustainable industry.



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:

Operations, Logistics and Processes: Designing factories from layouts to planning and control systems and developing tools for process and asset management

Business Intelligence and Analytics: Developing business and manufacturing intelligence for improved decision-making and performance management

Networks and Supply Chains: Supporting production networks and chains during all stages, including collaboration, information and governance processes

Robotics and Intelligent Systems: Developing automation and manipulation solutions based on advanced robotics and intelligent sensing, fully integrated with operations and collaborating with operators 

Innovation and Technology Management: Managing innovation processes and undertaking studies to provide requirements, diagnostics, state-of-the-art, benchmarking and visioning to help public and private entities to formulate strategies and policies in technology development for the industry

Interaction and co-creation with the Client: Creating tools for omni-channel interaction and co-creation with customers and developing innovative product-service systems

Business Information Systems: Creating effective information systems for industrial applications, from IOT and big data architectures to the planning of business and manufacturing information systems

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

TEC4INDUSTRY is developed by teams from a diversity of INESC TEC centres (CRIIS, CEGI, CESE), with external partners around a set of research lines.

Core and transversal R&D lines

  • Decision Support
  • Service Design
  • Performance Assessment
  • Asset Management
  • Prescriptive and Predictive Analytics
  • Manufacturing and Services OM
  • Enterprise and Industrial ICT
  • Collaborative Networks and Supply Chains
  • Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Mobile Manipulators
  • Navigation and Localisation of Mobile Robots
  • 2D/3D Industrial Vision and Advanced Sensing
  • Intelligent Sensors and Control of Dynamical Systems
  • Special Structures and Architectures for Robots
  • Human Robot Interfacing, Augmented Reality and Collaborative Robots
  • Innovation Management
  • Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
  • Technology Management
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Information Security

Complementary R&D partners

  • P.Porto
  • UPorto
  • Universidade do Minho
  • Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Network of international R&D partners

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Innovalia
  • Fraunhofer IPA - Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung
  • Fraunhofer IML: Logistik Beratung, Planung & Forschung
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • Aston University
  • Zaragoza Logistics Center
  • SUPSI - Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana
Infrastructures & Labs


LaboratoryLaboratory of Industrial Robotics and Automation
LaboratoryiiLab – Industry and innovation lab