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Underwater mining is already possible with Portuguese engineering

Underwater mining is already possible. It proved to be both economically profitable and favourable for the environment. Ore mining in abandoned and flooded mines is possible due to the development of a robotic system, which is mainly composed by a 25 tonnes underwater mining vehicle, an autonomous inspection submersible and a barge to support the operation.

Date 13th December 2018

1.35 million euros to fund technological solutions in the Agrofood, Forestry and Environment areas

DIVA is the European project that is giving Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) the opportunity to present technological solutions in the Agrofood, Forestry and Environment areas. In total, EUR 1.35 million is available in order to support companies from Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Ireland that submit innovative projects.

Date 11th December 2018

INESC TEC and SONAE are part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology consortium in the industrial field

EIT Manufacturing - Leading Manufacturing innovation is Made By Europe is the name of the winning project in the manufacturing industry field that was launched this week by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Manufacturing is composed of 50 European partners, two of which are Portuguese – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) and SONAE. Originating from 17 different countries, the institutions that are part of this consortium include companies of the manufacturing industry and of the digital and production technologies, institutions of education, training, research and development.

Date 07th December 2018

British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be in Porto today

Greg Clark, British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will be today at 4:00 pm at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), which is located at the Campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

Date 23rd November 2018

Educational project with Portuguese participation presented this week at the European Parliament

Researchers from the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) will be today and tomorrow in Brussels, between 20 and 21 November, at the headquarters of the European Parliament in the presentation session of the European project related to the educational area named BEACONING. The project was selected among hundreds of other research and innovation projects under the funding programme HORIZON 2020, regarded as a reference in the category “tech with a societal aspect” together with ten more projects.

Date 20th November 2018

Broadband and low cost internet in high seas for ships is already possible and has Portuguese signature

Broadband and low cost wireless communications in high seas for ships are already possible thanks to Portuguese technology and can create opportunities to new businesses. Let us imagine a search and rescue operation at the sea, where the land and sea teams can be in constant contact by using the most modern multimedia applications. This is just one of the examples of a possible application of the technology. The solution can also be applied to the fishing sector and to allow the exploration of businesses in offshore wind power plants and oil platforms.

Date 29th October 2018

Portuguese institutions reinforce position in Europe in the Sharing Economy area

We are witnessing a boom of a new economic model, commonly known as Sharing Economy or Collaborative Economy, which presents great potential from both companies and consumers. In that regard, the European Commission through the COSME programme and with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network challenged several entities that work in Europe to help companies and entrepreneurs benefit from opportunities created by the Sharing Economy through a pilot programme with a budget of € 2,000,000. The goal was to identify existing collaborative platforms and to help Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) explore the potential of that economic model, taking into account the current regulatory environment at an European level.

Date 18th October 2018

How do traditional Portuguese companies reinvent themselves while facing the challenges posed by the digitalisation?

“Companies that create the digital. Companies that the digital recreated” – this is the theme that will gather about two hundred people in the Almeida Garret Library in Porto on 23 October at 10:30 AM. The challenges posed by the digital revolutionised several industries at a global level, namely the media industry, producing new types of consumers and new business models to generate revenues. The questions arising from these changes are multiple: how do traditional Portuguese companies reinvent themselves while facing the challenges posed by the digitalisation? What is the strategy of Portugal for the digitalisation in the Portuguese industry?

Date 11th October 2018

Agriculture and Forest technologies with an investment of EUR 7.4 million will be exhibited in Valada do Ribatejo

Five technological solutions – three used in agriculture and two used in forest – representing an investment of around EUR 7.4 million, will be exhibited in the largest agricultural fair in Portugal, the Agroglobal 2018. It will take place in Valada do Ribatejo (Santarém) between 5 and 7 September in the exhibition space of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) in the Agro Inov Pavilion (Technology Pavilion).

Date 04th September 2018

Portuguese researchers win engineering competition in the USA

Leonel Carvalho and Vladimiro Miranda once again won the competition organised by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world's most prestigious and largest professional organisation dedicated to the advancement of science and technology. This is the third time that the researchers of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) have won this competition organised by the IEEE, having won all the editions so far (in 2014, 2017 and 2018), also being the only Portuguese­ researchers to win the award. In order to solve the problems proposed in 2018 by the “Modern Heuristic Optimization” competition, both researchers were accompanied by three more researchers – Armando Leite da Silva, Carolina Marcelino and Elizabeth Wanner.

Date 30th August 2018

€ 4M and Portuguese contribution to increase the wireless communications speed up to 10 times

After three years, with the collaboration of 11 international partners and EUR 4 million funded by the European Commission, transmission speeds that achieved 10 Gbps (when the normal is 1 Gbps) were demonstrated for the first time at a global level. All thanks to some devices called resonant tunneling diode (RTDs), which are new wireless transceiver technologies that resembles small, low-cost and energy-efficient chips that allow the ultra-fast data transmission integrated with the optical fibre network.

Date 26th July 2018

Portuguese woman wins for the first time the best doctoral dissertation in Europe

Margarida Carvalho is the first Portuguese woman awarded the EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award, a distinction that recognises outstanding doctoral dissertations in the operational research (OR) field. This is the first time that a Portuguese researcher wins this award that assesses the uniqueness and novelty of the thesis, the relevance for the OR field, the range and depth of the results, the inputs in the research areas and the quality of the corresponding publications.

Date 23rd July 2018

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