Portuguese Pole

Portuguese Pole (PtRP)

PtRP Pole is represented by UNINOVA and created in 2007 as a GIS.

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The Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA) Research Institute is a multidisciplinary, independent, and non-profit research institute employing around 180 persons, located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon. It was formed in 1986 by the Faculty of S&T of the University Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL – www.fct.unl.pt), a group of industrial associations, a financial holding, and up to 30 companies. It is an active partner of Madan Parque (www.madanparque.pt), a business facilitator and accelerator, incubating Micro and SME’s through several layers of support to entrepreneurial activity.

The main aim of UNINOVA is to pursue excellence in scientific research, technical development, advanced training and education. By working closely with industry and universities, technological innovations are transferred into profitable business concepts and, existing products further developed to match new industrial requirements. Due to its tight connection with the University and Madan Parque, UNINOVA has, since its foundation, hosted and supported the development several PhD thesis, as well as the creation of several successful spin-offs. Specialist areas of expertise of UNINOVA can be summarized as follows:

  • Strategies for interoperability and information integration using standards. Standards’ reuse and Harmonization. Intelligent mapping. Meta-modelling.
  • Intelligent infrastructures and architectures.
  • Ontologies, and Semantic Interoperability
  • Distributed Systems for Integrated Data Management.
  • Open platforms, Architectures and Toolkits to support and speed-up the implementation and adoption of local and web-based Electronic Data Interchange using and integrating standards and “de facto” standards, like UN/EDIFACT, ISO/STEP, XML, IDL, etc.
  • Platforms and services for automatized Web-based Conformance and Interoperability assessment activities. Frameworks for test-beds.
  • Design and development of integrators and translators for applications and web front-ends in integrated manufacturing environments and electronic customer-manufacturer relationships.
  • IoT and Embedded Systems.

Web site : http://www.uninova.pt

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa


The Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA), Campus of Caparica is one of the most prestigious Portuguese engineering and science public schools and it is engaged in extensive research activity developed in 16 research centres involving 1600 PhD and Master’s students of the total enrolment of 7800. With a total of 550 academic staff (90% holding a Ph.D) and 180 non-academic staff, FCT NOVA is organized in 14 departments and 14 support services. FCT NOVA partners with foreign universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Texas at Austin to offer some of its advanced study programs. The entrepreneurial drive of the students and graduates of FCT NOVA has led to many successful spin-offs that transfer knowledge to the market and help create value and social impact.

Web site : http://www.fct.unl.pt/

Universidade do Minho


The University of Minho is currently one of the most prestigious Portuguese higher education institutions, and is gradually becoming more prominent internationally.
The University was founded in 1973, and it is currently comprised of three campi: the Gualtar Campus, in Braga, and the Azurém and Couros Campi, in Guimarães.

The University’s mission is to create, spread and put knowledge into application, with free thinking and pluralism as its core values. Its goals are to promote higher education and to contribute to shape a model of society based on humanistic principles, in which knowledge, creativity and innovation contribute towards growth, sustainable development, well-being and solidarity.

Web site: https://www.uminho.pt/EN/Pages/default.aspx