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TEC4Media aims to place INESC TEC as a key research institute in R&D multidisciplinary areas with application in the media sector and creative and content industry sector, contributing to the economic growth and sustainability.



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

Culture, Tourism and Creative Industries

  • Design and visual arts
  • Archives, Libraries, history and cultural heritage

Content and Entertainment Industries

  • Video games
  • Audio-visual editing and post-production
  • Educational content
  • Music and sound design
  • Video and Cinema


  • Telecommunications
  • Broadcasting
  • Newspapers, radio and TV
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

TEC4Media is developed by teams from a diversity of INESC TEC centres (CTM, CSIG, LIAAD), with external partners around a set of research lines.

Core and transversal R&D lines

  • Distributed Inductive Logic Programming
  • Recommender systems
  • Data analysis and statistical methods
  • Data stream mining
  • Text mining and information retrieval
  • Data mining for marketing
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Environment
  • Information Systems and Information Management
  • Digital TV and Multimedia Systems
  • Sound and Music Computing
  • Image and Video processing
  • Innovation, Technology Management and Policy


Complementary R&D partners

  • Porto
  • Porto
  • Universidade Lusófona
  • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
  • University of Aveiro
  • University of Minho
  • University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro


Network of international R&D partners 

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • NEM Initiative
  • University of Texas at Austin
Infrastructures & Labs


LaboratoryLaboratory of Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments
LaboratoryLaboratory of Sound and Music Computing

TEC4MEDIA Infrastructures

LaboratoryU.Porto Media Innovation Labs