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R&D Institution

Scientific area(s)

1.2 Computer and information sciences
2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
2.6 Medical engineering

Brief description

INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies. Within INESC TEC, TEC4Health is undoubtedly a key multidisciplinary advanced R&D area with application in cancer, disease screening and neuroengineering, supported by key competences in artificial intelligence, information systems and medical devices. The INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science has more than 30 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. Present in sites in the cities of Porto, Braga and Vila Real, INESC TEC incorporates 13 R&D Centres and 1 associate Unit with complementary competences, always looking to the international market. At INESC TEC, the knowledge and results generated as part of fundamental research are typically applied in technology transfer projects, always guaranteeing added and immediate social relevance. INESC TEC Associate Laboratory currently employs more than 650 Researchers, including Researchers from Higher Education Institutions and Staff Researchers, and also Technical and Administrative Support Staff, Grant Holders and Trainees. It is important to highlight the number of Researchers holding a PhD: more than 270. Moreover, it is important to stress that INESC TEC is also appealing to foreign students: 40% of our PhD students are foreigners.


Mailing address

Campus da FEUP, Rua Dr Roberto Frias

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Contact person

Carlos Ferreira

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Last edited on

2020-01-08 11:30:02

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