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Ten INESC TEC researchers among the most influential worldwide

Ten INESC TEC researchers are among the top-cited academics worldwide, part of the top 2% in their respective fields, according to a ranking developed by researchers from Stanford University (U.S.A.), and published in late 2020.

26th April 2021

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC researcher awarded at the Optics and Photonics for Scientific Progress 2021 conference

The work presented by Paulo Robalinho, researcher at INESC TEC’s Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), was acknowledged at the OPSP – Optics and Photonics for Scientific Progress.

23rd April 2021


INESC TEC project among the winners of the BIP PROOF

The SpecTOM project (partnership between INESC TEC and U.Porto) was one of the winners of BIP PROOF 20/21, obtaining €10K of financial support for a proof of concept.

29th March 2021

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC researchers set two world records in optical sensing

During the months of October and November, Paulo Robalinho and André Gomes, researchers at INESC TEC’s Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), published two articles in scientific journals, for the dissemination of two world records obtained in the optical deformation sensing and refractive index, using the Vernier effect.

10th November 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC researcher receives award at the 22nd National Physics Conference

The work presented by Diana Capela, researcher at INESC TEC’s Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), was awarded at PHYSICS 2020 – 22nd National Physics Conference and 30th Iberian Meeting for the Teaching of Physics, which took place between September 2 and 5, at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon. The participants attended the event in person and via Zoom.

22nd September 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC spin-off acknowledged as one of the most promising in the world in digital health

ILoF – Intelligent on Fiber, a spin-off from the University of Porto, established in INESC TEC and currently incubated at the Faculty of Medicine (FMUP), is among the 150 most promising start-ups in the field of digital health worldwide, according to a list provided by CB Insights, a North American company specialised in business analysis.

31st August 2020


Project resorts to photonics and AI to predict the evolution of COVID-19 infection

A group of researchers from INESC TEC's Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) and Centre for Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE), together with the spin-off iLoF, is studying the implementation of a quick and low-cost tool based on personalised medicine, in order to predict the evolution of  Covid-19 viral infection in patients.

11th May 2020


FCT approved five INESC TEC projects to fight against COVID-19

The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) approved five INESC TEC projects under the "RESEARCH FOR COVID-19" financing line, with the Institute as the applicant entity in three of said projects - and a total of €85M funding. These initiatives will focus on the development of solutions to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

27th April 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC develops smart optical technology for the distinction and detection of cancer cells

An article published in one of Nature's scientific journals shows that iLoF (Lab on Fiber) intelligent device is a promising technology to identify cancer cells with different profiles

12th March 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC participates in microsatellite supplying project for space exploration

INESC TEC is partner in a European project, which aims at developing a microsatellite supplying system using optical fibre lasers for space exploration. The kick-off meeting of WiPTherm – Innovative Wireless Power devices using micro-thermoelectric generators arrays was held on 29 November.

16th December 2019


INESC TEC technologies present at Marinetech 2019

With proven international experience in the Marine Technologies area, INESC TEC was on the spotlight at the Marinetech event, organised by the Hydrographic Institute (IH), and at the workshop "Linking Earth Observation data and Sustainable Development across the Atlantic", organised by the IH and the Air Centre, which were an opportunity for Portuguese and foreign experts from the Sea sector to discuss the challenges of linking Earth observation data and sustainable development in the Atlantic.

16th December 2019

Computer Science

INESC TEC’s spin-off wins EUR 2 million in the largest European medtech competition

A spin-off of INESC TEC, iLoF, was one of the winners of the Wild Card programme, a European acceleration programme for disruptive healthcare projects, ensuring a EUR 2 million investment by an international consortium.

19th November 2019

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