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Researchers test Artificial Intelligence solution for near real-time classification of epileptic seizures

A team of researchers from INESC TEC and the University of Munich tested a solution to classify seizures, the main symptom of epilepsy, using infrared radar and 3D videos. The study presents an innovative approach, which is the first to consider near-real time classification from two second samples, showing the feasibility of a system to support diagnosis and monitoring process (based on action recognition) that uses deep learning; it allows distinguishing between frontal and temporal lobes seizures (the two most common classes of epilepsy), or non-epileptic events. The results of this research were recently published by Nature Scientific Reports.

Date 04th January 2023

INESC TEC contributes to the creation of the Energy Data Space for Europe

Over the next three years, the project ENERSHARE - European commoN EneRgy dataSpace framework enabling data sHaring-driven Across- and beyond- eneRgy sErvices-, with the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) as partner, will develop a reference architecture that facilitates data sharing in the energy sector.

Date 20th December 2022

INESC TEC researcher wins international Merit Award from EDP Labelec thanks to her thesis, which improves the predictability of renewable electricity production

At the age of 30, Carla Gonçalves won the first edition of the international EDP Labelec Merit Award 2022 for best PhD thesis, thanks to her work "Renewable Energy Forecasting – Extreme Quantiles, Data Privacy and Monetization". The researcher at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) developed mathematical models that allow reducing errors in predicting the production of renewable-based electricity, contributing to increase the renewable energy sources in the power grid.

Date 25th November 2022

INESC TEC will promotes a discussion on "Accelerating the decarbonisation of the economy"

Which and how much investment must be made to support clean energy? What is the geographical scale that will lead to a smaller climate dependence? How far is Europe from adopting a policy that does not just consider the interests of individual nations? These are some of the topics that will be addressed at the seventh edition of the INESC TEC Autumn Forum, promoted by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC). This year, the event focuses on issues related to the energy transition and how the environment, energy, and the economy interconnect. Governments, researchers, and entrepreneurs will discuss technical, regulatory, and environmental solutions to help define public policies that promote the decarbonisation of the economy.

Date 18th November 2022

i3S and INESC TEC part of European project for the prevention, diagnosis, and monitoring of cardiovascular diseases

The European Commission's Horizon Europe Programme recently awarded €7M to the European project CARE-IN-HEALTH, whose Portuguese partners are the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health of the University of Porto (i3S) and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC). The five-year project, involving 10 European partners, aims to develop and test technological tools for the prevention, diagnosis, and monitoring of cardiovascular diseases.

Date 24th October 2022

INESC TEC helps to develop new concept and business models to improve energy performance contracting

Making buildings more energy efficient, introducing the aspect of flexibility, reducing CO2 emissions, involving building owners, energy suppliers and investors, through an energy performance contracting model that benefits from smart buildings – this was the main objective of the European project AmBIENCe, with the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) as partner. How? By developing and providing a set of resources that facilitate the entire process of energy performance contracting, while introducing demand response and supporting the uptake or renewable energy sources, ensuring greater efficiency and emissions reduction at a lower cost.

Date 07th October 2022

European Research Council awards €1.5M grant to INESC TEC researcher

Over the next five years, Bruno Loff, a researcher at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) and professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) will develop studies in the field of Computational Complexity.

Date 04th October 2022

Portuguese researcher finalist of the European Sustainable Energy Awards

Portuguese researcher Carla Silva Gonçalves is one of three finalists in the "Young Energy Trailblazer" category of the European Sustainable Energy Awards, promoted by the European Commission. The researcher at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) developed mathematical models that allow reducing errors in predicting the generation of renewable-based electricity, contributing to increase the renewable energy sources in the power grid. The voting process is already open, until September 18 - here.

Date 24th August 2022

INESC TEC breaks world depth record in the exploration of flooded caves

A team of researchers from the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) set the record for exploration of the world’s deepest natural cave, the “Hranice Abyss” (Czech Republic), by sending an autonomous underwater vehicle up to 450 metres. The UX-1Neo is one of the most technologically evolved underwater robots in the world, and it was developed by INESC TEC, within the scope of the UNEXUP project.  

Date 17th August 2022

Portuguese researchers created a drone-supported communication network to address natural disasters

Portuguese researchers created a drone-supported communication network to address natural disasters. The technology was developed by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) - the only Portuguese partner of the international project ResponDrone – Situational Awareness System for First Responders. The project ended this year, and the Portuguese institute was responsible for developing the drone-supported wireless communication solution, which ensures contact between emergency teams on the ground and the command centres.

Date 28th July 2022

European project provides €3M to improve industries' sustainability

The objective of the project SoTecIn Factory – Social and Technological Innovation Factory for low carbon and circular industrial value chains, is to contribute to the development of a more sustainable and resilient industry. Led by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), this European project provides €3.3M to support social innovations that improve the circularity of value chairs and the reduction of industries' carbon footprint.  

Date 21st July 2022

Portuguese Institute will award 32 Scientific Initiation grants

During the summer vacation, 32 college students will have the opportunity to carry out research initiation activities on topics like quantum simulation with light fluids, computer vision for biometrics or automatic positioning systems of underwater robots. These activities are promoted by the Institute for Systems and Computers Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) - which, through the initiative "Verão com Ciência" 2022, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, opened a call for scientific initiation grants.

Date 14th July 2022

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