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Knowledge Transfer - Industry Collaboration

The University of Porto enjoys strong ties with industry. Partnerships between the entities of the U.Porto Universe promote research, innovation the economic valorisation of knowledge as well as service provision to the community.

Industry Collaboration

In response to the increasing demand for know-how on the part of businesses, both nationally and internationally, the University of Porto has continued to develop its infrastructure and has made a growing number of resources available with a view to expanding our scientific community.

Synergy between academia and industry stimulates productivity and competition, not only in terms of business results but also for academic research. It also simultaneously promotes the creation of or participation in private non-profit associations.

This mutually beneficial relationship has allowed for the following:

  • Offering a training complement to post-graduate, master’s and doctoral students, who are given the opportunity to participate in research, development and innovation activities at entities that form part of the U.Porto Universe.
  • An increase in the number of projects, published scientific articles, funding secured and doctorates completed in this context.
  • Significant development of innovation and economic valorisation of knowledge (registered patents, spin-off businesses created, technology transfer, etc.).

The students, researchers and staff of U.Porto have access to a vast network of contacts and connections, which has established the University and its partner institutions as leaders.

These entities are extensions of the University, thus forming part of the U.Porto Universe. The Institutional Studies Unit tracks and monitors the economic and financial performance of entities, supporting the University’s representatives on governing bodies.

Entities of the U.Porto Universe

The Porto Business School – U.Porto Association, is a non-profit private association whose purpose is the establishment and operation of a Business School, designated the Porto Business School (PBS). Its main objective is to develop – in coordination with the academic and business communities – research activities, the practical application of knowledge and advanced training in the field of Management and others that the Association may consider itself suited to, as well as providing associated services. Specifically, its mission involves improving the quality of management and promoting change in businesses and other organisations through advanced post-graduate training, applied research, and consultancy, bringing businesses and academia together in a process of mutual learning and valorisation.

General information:
Avenida Fabril do Norte, 425
4460-314 Matosinhos

Tel.: (+351) 226 153 270
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.pbs.up.pt/

CAUP – Astrophysics Centre of the University of Porto is a private non-profit association, recognised as a public utility. Its main objectives are to support and promote Astronomy, specifically scientific research, post-graduate and university education, non-university Astronomy education (basic and secondary education), and scientific dissemination and promotion of scientific culture. Related to its involvement in research, the association organises conferences, workshops and scientific congresses, including large-scale international events. A growing number of scientific articles have been published in international journals (most with a high impact factor) as a result of these activities, thus contributing to the Centre’s reputation and renown. Regarding the promotion and dissemination of scientific culture, the CAUP is responsible for the scientific management, presentation and production of sessions held at the Porto Planetarium – Ciência Viva Centre. This facility is an essential part of CAUP’s communication strategy.

General information:
Rua das Estrelas
4150-762 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 226 089 830
Fax: (+351) 226 089 831
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.astro.up.pt/

CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research is a private non-profit association and an R&D centre geared towards undertaking exceptional transdisciplinary and transnational research. CIIMAR promotes technological development and innovation, supporting public policies and governance in the field of Marine and Environmental Sciences.

General information:
Terminal de Cruzeiros de Leixões
Avenida General Norton de Matos, s/n
4450-208 Matosinhos

Tel.: (+351) 223 401 800
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www2.ciimar.up.pt/

IBMC – Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology is a private non-profit association. Its main focus is research and advanced training in Biological Sciences and Biomedicine. IBMC undertakes interdisciplinary research in various fields, including Human Genetics and Genetic Diseases, Infection Biology and Immunology, Structural and Molecular Biology, Basic and Clinical Neurobiology, and Adaptive Cellular Mechanisms. In 2018, the i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Health project was consolidated, allowing for the ties between the institutes comprising the consortium (IBMC, INEB and IPATIMUP) to be strengthened.

General information:
Rua Alfredo Allen, 208
4200-135 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 220 408 800
Fax: (+351) 226 099 157
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.ibmc.up.pt/

ICETA – Science, Technology and Agri-Environment Institute of U.Porto is a private non-profit association. ICETA is involved in scientific and technological activity in research and development, as well as in other scientific and technical activities in the fields of the Exact and Natural Sciences, Associated Technologies and Agri-Environment, providing services, offering post-graduate training, and collaborating with other entities, businesses and institutions, both university and non-university. ICETA undertakes the following activities: (i) research aimed at responding to the requests of entities, institutions or businesses in its fields of work; (ii) launching and running research projects; (iii) publishing the results of the research undertaken; (iv) providing technical support to entities, institutions or businesses, which can involve conducting special studies with characteristics of applied research; and (v) organising post-graduate courses, colloquiums, seminars, study groups or other initiatives of a similar nature.

ICETA is the host institution of the following research units: CECA – Study Centre for Animal Science, CEQUP – Chemistry Centre of the University of Porto, within the REQUIMTE Associated Laboratory, and CIBIO – Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources. Over time, the Institute has taken on work in the management and administration of projects that the researchers in its units are responsible for.

General information:
Praça de Gomes Teixeira (apartado 55142)
4051-401 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 220 408 860
Fax: (+351) 226 060 097
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.iceta.up.pt/

INEB – National Institute of Biomedical Engineering is a private non-profit association. Its mission is to establish an interface between the University, industry, and health sectors in the field of Biomedical Engineering. The Institute adopted the motto “Engineering that lives”, guiding its research toward the development of technology, equipment and materials aimed at improving the quality of life of people, often finding inspiration in living systems. In 2018, the i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Health project was consolidated, allowing for the ties between the institutes comprising the consortium (INEB, IBMC and IPATIMUP) to be strengthened.

General information:
Rua Alfredo Allen, 208
4200-135 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 220 408 800
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.ineb.up.pt/about-ineb

INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a private non-profit association focused on technology-based innovation activities and technology transfer. INEGI actively participates in the development of national industry, contributing with knowledge and distinct skills in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management. Its mission is to contribute to the increase in competition through research and development, demonstration, technology transfer, and training in the areas of design and development, materials, production, energy, maintenance, industrial management and the environment.

General information:
Campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Rua Roberto Frias, 400
4200-465 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 229 578 710
Fax: (+351) 229 537 352
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.inegi.pt/pt/

INESC TEC – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science is a private non-profit association that seeks to promote its associated institutions in the development of the economic and social fabric, contributing to improving performance, increasing competitiveness, and expanding the level of internationalisation of businesses and institutions. To this end, it undertakes activities in scientific research, technological development, transfer and valorisation of knowledge, training qualified practitioners, and specialised consultancy. Its activities are all based on Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, and extends to relevant fields, such as physics, bioengineering, the environment, management and innovation.

General information:
Campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 222 094 000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.inesctec.pt/en

IPATIMUP – Institute of Pathology and Molecular Immunology of the University of Porto is a private non-profit association focused primarily on translational research advanced training in Biomedicine and Oncobiology. In 2018, the i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Health project was consolidated, allowing for the ties between the institutes comprising the consortium (IPATIMUP, INEB, and IBMC) to be strengthened.

General information:
Rua Júlia Amaral de Carvalho, 45
4200-135 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 225 570 700
Fax: (+351) 225 570 799
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.ipatimup.pt

ISPUP – Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto is a private non-profit association. Its mission is to contribute to the production and dissemination of knowledge and to foster excellence in research and development in the field of Public Health, in order to improve and protect the health of human populations. To this end, it offers training programmes, undertakes research and provides services that consolidate academic excellence, scientific rigour, creative partnerships, and innovative services. ISPUP operates in various domains, particularly in public health research and education and in the provision of training and technical and scientific consultancy in the fields of occupational health and hospital epidemiology.

General information:
Rua das Taipas, 135
4050-600 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 222 061 820
Fax: (+351) 222 061 821
Web: https://ispup.up.pt/about/

LEMC – Construction Materials Testing Laboratory is a private non-profit association. Its mission is to undertake experimental scientific and technological research and development as well as other scientific and technical activities in the field of Construction Materials. These activities include conducting tests, providing services, and collaborating with entities, businesses and university and non-university institutions.

General information:
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n - Building H, Floor 0
4200-465 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 225 082 186
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.fe.up.pt/lemc

The mission of NET – Novas Empresas Tecnológicas, S.A. is to support the creation and modernisation of businesses with innovative characteristics, with great potential for growth and a high success rate. This is achieved through supporting the setting up of small businesses and the modernisation of existing small- and medium-sized businesses. In 1987 it received the BIC – Business and Innovation Centre designation.

General information:
Rua de Salazares, 842
4149-002 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 225 322 000
E-mail: [email protected]

Promonet – Associação Promotora de Novas Empresas e Tecnologias is a private non-profit association. Its activity is focused on stimulating and creating technology-based businesses and promoting business innovation and technology transfer, contributing to the modernisation of businesses by improving management and technological progress. In partnership with NET, Promonet is responsible for the operation of the Business Incubation Centre as an implementing entity of the project.

General information:
Rua de Salazares, 842
4100-442 Porto

Tel.: (+351) 225 322 000
Fax: (+351) 226 177 662
E-mail: [email protected]

UPTEC – Asprela Association for Technology Transfer, the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, is a private non-profit association. It promotes the creation of technology-, science- and creative-based businesses and attracts innovation centres of national and international businesses, thereby actively contributing to the valorisation of knowledge produced by the University and to the socioeconomic development of the North Region of Portugal.

Its division according to theme — Technology, Creative, Biotechnology and the Sea — allows for a cluster strategy and for resource sharing between start-ups, innovation centres and anchor projects, forming part of a wide and transversal network of national and international partnerships.

This strategy provides start-ups with all of the tools needed to leverage their business. Innovation centres and national and international businesses can find the ideal technological infrastructure at UPTEC for establishing and operationalise its innovation activities, while maintaining close ties to the R&D+i departments and the interface institutes of U.Porto.

General information:

UPTEC Mar
Avenida da Liberdade, s/n
4450-718 Leça da Palmeira, Portugal

UPTEC Baixa
Praça Coronel Pacheco, 2
4050-453 Porto, Portugal

UPTEC Asprela II
Rua Doutor Júlio de Matos, 828/882
4200-355 Porto, Portugal

UPTEC Asprela I
Rua Alfredo Allen, 455/461
4200-135 Porto, Portugal

Tel.: (+351) 220 301 500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://uptec.up.pt/pt-pt/