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Technology that reduces treatment time for cancer patients wins digital innovation award

The Gentil – Text Mining project won the Portugal Digital Awards in the Best Future of Work Project category, which acknowledges the best initiative related to employees' productivity and effectiveness.

06th January 2022

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC leads project to prevent food waste

INESC TEC is leading a project that aims to tackle food waste, by improving operational efficiency in the food value chain. The project, called Be Fresh – Integrating Consumer Behavior to Improve Food Value Chains, falls in with three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely ending hunger, promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns. INESC TEC's new project will start in January 2022.

15th December 2021

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC researchers receive research and teaching awards

Four INESC TEC researchers in the field of industrial management engineering received research and teaching awards by the Portuguese Association of Operational Research (APDIO) and by the School of Engineering of the University of Minho (EEUM), respectively.

23rd November 2021


INESC TEC participates in project to promote forestry

INESC TEC is part of the consortium of the rePLANT project, led by the collaborative laboratory ForestWISE, which aims to create new technologies and services, mostly supported by digital technologies, in the fields of integrated forest and fire management.

26th April 2021

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC aims to make Artificial Intelligence more explainable, transparent and reliable

The TRUST-AI project, coordinated by INESC TEC’s Centre for Industrial Engineering and Management (CEGI) seeks to explain AI systems, making them more transparent and reliable.

09th March 2021


INESC TEC supports financial and banking sectors in the areas of big data, AI and blockchain

The European project FinTech (a FINancial supervision and TECHnology compliance training programme), coordinated in Portugal by INESC TEC, aims to help European regulators in the banking and financial sectors creating a common regulatory framework, suitable for the adoption of operational innovations promoted by Fintech, based on big data analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies. The new technologies will allow faster transactions, greater transparency and reduced operating costs in the sectors.

07th January 2021

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC projects acknowledged at the Portugal Digital Awards 2020

ScalABLE 4.0 and KnowLogis were acknowledged at the Portugal Digital Awards 2020, in the Industry and Health categories.

11th December 2020


INESC TEC creates the first “digital twin” of a power transformer

O INESC TEC is one of the partners of the Transformer 4.0 - Digital Revolution of Power Transformers, focusing on the development of a groundbreaking digital platform at national level, based on the concept of “digital twin”; the initiative focuses on the digital transformation of a power transformer's lifecycle.

24th September 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC software helps preventing stockouts in hospitals and pharmacies

The KnowLogis - Expertise in Healthcare Logistics is an intelligent management system for the active and dynamic monitoring of the indicators of the most critical activities in hospital logistics. It estimates, quantifies and suggests correction and improvement measures.

21st May 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC coordinates the TRUST-AI project

To bridge the gap between the analytical expressions derived from theory and the numerical models obtained with Machine Learning, towards the development of a novel paradigm and the creation of a tool that aims to address setbacks in different sectors, thus contributing to an innovative ecosystem focused on said paradigm. These are the fundamental objectives of the European project TRUST-AI – Transparent, Reliable and Unbiased Smart Tool for Artificial Intelligence, which will start in October 2020, with a funding of approximately €4M.

17th April 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC is developing an algorithm to optimise car sharing in Portugal

In 2017, almost 8 million people worldwide used car sharing as a means of transportation. Studies indicate that this number will increase five times by 2025[1]. In Portugal, there are three companies providing this service, all of them headquartered in Lisbon; they comprehend a fleet of 400 vehicles, which, compared to other European cities, represents a relatively low offer.

12th February 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC part of European project to improve the performance of hydroelectric power plants

The development of new technology solutions to improve the performance of hydroelectric power plants. This is the goal of the €18M European project XFLEX Hydro, involving INESC TEC’s Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) and Centre for Industrial Engineering and Management (CEGI).

15th January 2020

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