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Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC research selected for special issue of international journal

The research work The pallet loading problem: a review of solution methods and computational experiments, by Elsa Silva and José Fernando Oliveira, researchers at INESC TEC, and Gerhard Wäscher, professor at Otto-von-Guericke University, in Magdeburg (Germany), was one of 30 papers selected to feature in the edition marking the 30th anniversary of the International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) journal.

28th March 2023


INESC TEC joins project to place Portugal at the forefront of the insect bioindustry

The InsectERA is a mobilising agenda that features close to 40 national entities. Funded within the PRR – Recovery and Resilience Plan, this agenda aims to develop, industrialise, and commercialise nutritional solutions for people, animals, and plants, while fostering opportunities for the cosmetics and bioplastics industries, as well as for the biomedicines sector. It focuses on the creation of organic waste recovery solutions, contributing to the sustainability of value chains.

23rd March 2023

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC research selected to feature on top journal in the field of Health

The article Operations Research in Healthcare: a survey, by Ana Viana, a researcher at INESC TEC, was one of the 30 articles selected for the 30th anniversary issue of International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR); the researcher’s work identifies the main contributions related to the optimisation of health problems between the late 1990s and 2010. The work was acknowledged as one of the most influential articles in the field

31st January 2023

Computer Science

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

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