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International Visiting Researcher Programme

International Visiting Researcher Programme

We are launching the 1st edition of the INESC TEC International Visiting Researcher Programme!

This initiative is aimed at researchers, including Master’s and PhD students, affiliated with universities or other organisations outside of Portugal, and interested in spending up to three months with our researchers working on topics of our community’s interest but aligned with the applicants’ research goals.

You may find the list of active research topics & more information about the Programme below, including the financial assistance admitted applicants will be entitled to.

We are a world-class R&D organisation in the field of ICT, which supports the advanced training of researchers and their active participation in international collaborative networks.

Application period has been closed.

  Call Information & Research Topics 

*Interested individuals are encouraged to check this document regularly since topics may be added or withdrawn at any time. Last update: October 6, 2022


Work with us

Working at INESC TEC is seeking excellence on a daily basis

Focusing on multiple areas of expertise, at INESC TEC we look across the country and abroad to establish partnerships and to find critical mass. We produce fundamental research which can be applied to daily causes. We are audacious, creative, collaborative, bold and innovative!


Mobility Quick Guide for Foreign Newcomers

At INESC TEC, our science has a purpose and we want your work to have an impact on the daily lives of people. We are looking for excellence. How about you?

What we offer

  • Multicultural and collaborative environment
    A multicultural, international and collaborative environment that makes it easier to exchange ideas, work in networks and create synergies.
  • International projects
    The possibility of working in international projects with some of the most important companies in the field.
  • Mentoring
    Mentoring with the best researchers in the fields of electrical and industrial engineering, bioengineering, information technology and physics.
  • Self Improvement
    The possibility of participating in international conferences, workshops, seminars and vocational training.
  • Other Benefits and Perks
    Flexible working time, health insurance, discounts in hotels, transportation, etc.
  • Informal Events
    Annual informal events, such as the multicultural party.

Together we are brighter

People are our greatest asset: in their minds lie the ideas of the future. But geniuses are not formed alone and for that reason, above all, we value the collective efforts of teams. When several talented people work together, the future can only be bright!

The starting point for a professional journey of excellence

Every year, dozens of employees leave INESC TEC to go work in some of the best national and international companies. In their baggage they carry the experience and training of excellence acquired at INESC TEC. And we are proud to see them grow and to go out in the search for new challenges.

A step forward in our history

For 35 years we have been conducting research to serve society and companies. Are you ready to leave your mark?


INESC TEC support to the citizens of Ukraine affected by the war

As an R&D institution committed ever since its foundation to science for the public good, INESC TEC stands with the people from Ukraine affected by this terrible ongoing conflict. Because we genuinely believe that science can and should be used to promote peace and prosperity among peoples and nations, our community has come together to help in different ways. We are currently offering job opportunities, including research positions, to citizens fleeing the war in Ukraine. 


Learn more about these opportunities here




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Networked Intelligent Systems


Power and Energy


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The INESC TEC community

The INESC TEC community

Over 650 researchers from 30 nationalities are currently working at INESC TEC.

We believe that this multicultural spirit, with multiple areas of expertise, professional paths and cultures, is integral to a unique experience at INESC TEC, which combines hard work and periods of relaxation.

And because this community is so large, so rich, so diverse, we annually organise different internal events related to sports, culture and gastronomy. The goal is simple: we want to promote socialisation, get to know each other, create synergies.

At INESC TEC, you are in permanent contact with the whole world. Come join us!

Living in Portugal

Living in Portugal

Portugal - One of the best places to live

Imagine living in a country where you can find a huge diversity of landscapes and environments in a small area: sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, golden plains and mountains, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and a millennial heritage.

Imagine that this country has a nice weather, welcoming and friendly people, a low cost of living, a democratic parliamentary regime with political stability, public health service, high quality public education systems and safety.

Stop imagining! This is Portugal! Can you picture yourself living here?

North of Portugal

INESC TEC is mainly located in the north of Portugal. We have R&D researchers across different cities: Porto, Braga and Vila Real.

The North of Portugal is dramatic and unspoilt, with fascinating medieval villages, historic castles and spectacular mountain ranges.

In 2015 TripAdvisor chose the city of Porto as the best emerging destination in Europe and the third best in the world.

Besides Porto, northern cities like Viana do Castelo, Guimarães, Bragança and Braga perfectly balance quality of life, lifestyle and modernity.

Find out more about the natural beauty of Portugal’s northern region, its landscape, history and the iconic Douro region at:  

Spontaneous Application

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Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities

“INESC TEC was fundamental in my new role, mainly, due to two reasons: the scientific training and in building my networking. In 2014, I was included in the project KEP and, afterwards, in its continuation, project mKEP. Thanks to these projects I deepen my expertise in the planning of kidney transplantations. Furthermore, it was also thanks to my activity in INESC TEC that I had the contact with international researchers with whom I continue to collaborate. ”
Margarida Carvalho
Polytechnique Montréal
“At INESC TEC I worked with different sectors and business areas, as well as various methodologies and tools. This has given me a multifaceted background which prepared me for a more and more demanding labour market.”
Paula Gomes
“When I started Jscrambler, being an innovation focused company, I structured the R&D using what I learned at INESC TEC as model. More importantly, I brought INESC TEC work ethics and values to the company, and that is what I try to pass to younger generations that join the company.”
Pedro Fortuna
“INESC TEC is an excellent school of skills and it greatly helps young engineers during their transition from college to the job market. However, INESC TEC does not only train great personnel. It is, in itself, composed of amazing people and a lot of talent. Due to this, when we move to the great institutions of the world, we do not even notice the difference.”
Miguel Heleno
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


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Nuno Fulgêncio
Human Resources Service


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