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Computer Science

INESC TEC technology to protect olive groves and potentially other crops

The InOlive project reached the end; the olive groves' smart monitoring solutions developed within the scope of the initiative are currently being used. INESC TEC has created a smart trap, a technology that could be optimised to other crops.  

10th October 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC attended seminar dedicated to the Forest Bioeconomy

Promoting the debate and reflection on advanced technologies, emerging markets, and national and European policies that contribute to the valorisation and efficient and sustainable use of forest resources; this was the theme of the seminar organised by FORESTIS – Associação Florestal de Portugal, which brought together stakeholders from Portugal and Spain, with INESC TEC participation.

28th July 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC develops virtual reality app to support youngster looking for jobs

Can you imagine a Virtual Reality (VR) tool capable of supporting students or recent graduates looking for jobs? For two years, INESC TEC advanced the Life Skills VR project, through the development of a unique app that identifies the strengths and skills of those who are entering the labour market, guiding them to specific jobs.

17th May 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC research integrates reference journal in immersive learning

The results of two research papers on immersive learning environments have been published by IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies – a major journal worldwide. The first work addresses the collaboration with the industry in the adoption of virtual reality technologies for training activities. The second advances a structural framework that allows, for example, education and training professionals to select examples of immersive learning application that are compatible with their pedagogical environment.

26th April 2023

Computer Science

Project will develop an information platform to support the forest economy

The FLOREST@ project will enable the development of a collaborative information infrastructure that enables the collection and organisation of data to generate indicators and risk models. The objective is to provide a set of data to support political and technical decision-making processes, while contributing to forest planning and management activities.

30th June 2022

Computer Science

Researchers develop platform that provides interactive resources to support science education

Infographics, games, music or videos are some examples of the educational resources available on the platform Photodentro PAFSE, which aims to support learning in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Developed as part of the PAFSE – Partnerships for Science Education project, this repository was one of the results presented by the consortium during the first edition of the “ New European Bauhaus” (NEB) festival, promoted by the European Commission in June (Brussels).

29th June 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC supports the data management of a company part of Banco Carregosa

This month, INESC TEC concluded a project in the field of Information Systems for Coollink, a company part of Banco Carregosa, aimed at the development of applications to support the activity of financial institutions. Among the main results of this project, we’d like to highlight the structuring and creation of a data dictionary to support the data management of the CoolBiz solution, a platform that includes the management of financial products, customers, risk and reporting for regulatory entities. 

26th May 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC carried out scientific monitoring of the seismic-volcanic activity on the Azores

INESC TEC travelled to the island of São Jorge (Azores), to join the scientific community in monitoring the current seismic-volcanic activity. During the visit, the researchers sought information that could increase confidence in potential scenarios and provide data to the local authorities in charge of risk management and civil protection. The main parameters being monitored are radon gas concentration and gamma radiation on the island.

11th April 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC part of project to help winegrowers manage the impact of climate change

The INFRAVINI project created a thematic Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to support the management of climate change in vineyards, currently one of the biggest challenges in the sector. This tool integrates data from sensors in the Douro Region and is publicly available for use by local winegrowers, resulting from a collaboration between INESC TEC, GEODOURO, the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region (ADVID)  and the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD).

21st February 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC supports Intelligent Mobility in the Urban Quadrilateral

INESC TEC presented the results of two consultancy projects in information systems, which aimed at designing a data integration point concerning Transport and Urban Mobility Services existing in the region of the Urban Quadrilateral. 

27th January 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC develops an intelligent solution for port security

Within the scope of the 3MAPSTRACK project, INESC TEC participated in the development of an innovative platform aimed at port authorities and container terminals, capable of promoting greater port security, both nationally and internationally.  

20th January 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC will develop an intelligent system to prevent diseases and pests in olive groves

According to forecasts by Olivum – Associação de Olivicultores e Lagares do Sul, it is estimated that, in the next 10 years, Portugal will be the third largest producer of olive oil in the world and the seventh country with the largest area of olive groves.

19th January 2022

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