CONSORTIUM PARTNERS


 SC_logoINESCTEC

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INESC TEC is an Associated Laboratory coordinated by INESC Porto, a private nonprofit institution having as associates the University of Porto, INESC and the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.
INESC TEC is spread in four locations in the city of Porto, has a major pole in Braga (with the University of Minho) and a smaller pole in Vila Real (with the University of Trás os Montes and Alto Douro). The activity is conducted by 600 researchers, from which more than 200 hold a PhD degree. Its budget reaches 12 million Euros, from which some 35% result from direct R&D contracts with industry and some 30% is international activity.
Under INESC TEC , 12 Units are active in research, technology transfer, knowledge valorization and launching of spin-off companies. Its main areas are Telecommunications and Multimedia, Power Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Industrial Management, Information and C omputer Graphics Systems, Optoelectronics and Electronic Systems, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Real Time Systems, C omputer Science, C ritical Software Systems and Innovation.
The activity at INESC TEC runs under the paradigm of knowledge to value production chain: knowledge and results generated at basic research are typically injected in technology transfer projects and therefore they receive added social relevance. The existence of an Innovation and Technology Transfer Unit assures the effectiveness of this model.

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Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto (INESC Porto/FE/UP) Campus da FEUP
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
4200-465 Porto

 SC_logoISTID

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The Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (IST-ID) is a private not-for-profit institution, which primarily aims at carrying out Science and Technology activities, fostering knowledge transfer and promoting the involvement of national and foreign researchers, internally and externally, in RD&I projects in their areas of expertise. The IST-ID carries out RD&I activities in two major areas, which are associated with challenges with a strong impact on society. These are strongly interdisciplinary areas in nature and cut across different fields of engineering, science and technology and architecture. The RD&I activities comprise not only fundamental aspects but also projects with a strong applied component and the areas of intervention are Basic Sciences, Information and Communication Technologies, Energy, Environment and Mobility, Applied Life Sciences, Materials, Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing Technologies Engineering, Nuclear Reactors and Accelerators, Nuclear Safety and Radiological Protection.

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Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e o Desenvolvimento (IST-ID)
Av. Rovisco Pais, nº 1
1049-001 Lisboa

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The Fundação da Faculdade de C iências da Universidade de Lisboa (FFC UL) is a non-profit organization recently reclassified as a public institution. FFC UL was created in 1993 as an initiative of the Faculdade de C iências da Universidade de Lisboa (FC UL) to promote and facilitate scientific research, technology and development services to society, and to organize qualified human resources training and consulting expertise and knowledge dissemination.
FFC UL acts as the contractual and administrative authority on behalf of scientific research units or organizations and their investigators. All the research and services are carried out by research units’ staff or by staff contracted by FFC UL strictly on their behalf. The largest FFC UL clients are associated to FC UL research units but FFC UL can also support directly other universities and laboratories. Many of R&D activities are developed with international teams and with both international and national funding.
Currently, FFC UL manages over 400 projects and implements a professional (and constantly audited) management of around 30 research centers, in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, Physics, C hemistry and Biochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Space, Astronomy, Biology, C omputer Science and Informatics, Education Sciences and Philosophy and History of Sciences.

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Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências (FFC/FC/UL)
Campo Grande – Edificio C 7 – 1º Piso
1749-016 Lisboa

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Founded within the “Programa Ciência”, IDMEC is a private non-profit association of science, technology and training whose funding members are Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP). IDMEC is directly oriented towards five strategic objectives: to promote R&D actions; to promote technology transfer; to develop advanced training programs; to evaluate and audit new entrepreneurial processes; and to develop integrated management programs in energetic, logistic and technical areas. The activity of IDMEC is mainly focused on the broad area of mechanical engineering and its structure is organized in two poles; (i) IDMEC /IST in Lisbon and (ii) IDMEC /FEUP in Oporto. Each pole of IDMEC is divided in research units supported by well-equipped laboratories that play a significant role in national and international R&D in different areas of mechanical engineering. IDMEC /IST is the leader research institution of the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA). IDMEC excels in innovation in the area of Transport, Energy and Environment and develops activities in the areas of conventional and alternative energy sources and vehicle technologies, impacts of future scenarios for the road transportation sector, mobility and accessibility management and driver behavior and is supported by a specific transport and emission laboratory.

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Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (IDMEC)
Avenida Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa

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LNEG National Laboratory for Energy and Geology, is a research institute with the mission to promote technological innovation in the frame of science and technology and the economical development in order to contribute to the growth of competitiveness of the economical agents in Portugal in a perspective of sustainable growth. LNEG assumes the role of interface between R&D and technology integration in the private sectors. It has also the role of internationalization through its many partnerships with organizations from other countries in the frame of European Union and World Wide. LNEG, as one of the institutes of Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, is also a consultant of the government in its public policies for energy and geology, environment, sustainability, metrology, standardization, quality and certification. LNEG is organized in to main areas: Energy and Geology. In the area of Energy it develops the activities of Research and technical support considering Renewable Energies, Energy efficiency and New Innovative Technologies for the sustainable energy development. The LNEG team has a large experience in Buildings, namely in the following areas: Energy in Buildings, Zero Energy Buildings, Passive Heating and C ooling (Two Passive Buildings), Bioclimatic Buildings Urban Climate, Thermal Comfort, Experiments, Simulation Tools, Simplified Design Tools, Building Regulation and Building Certification.

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Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P. (LNEG)
Rua da Amieira, Apartado 1089
4465-021 São Mamede de Infesta

 SC_logoUC

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University of Coimbra (UC ) is a reference in higher education and R&D in Portugal, due to the quality of the courses taught at its eight colleges and to the advances achieved in pure and applied research in various scientific domains and on technology related areas.
UC pursues a policy of continuous improvement in several areas, ensuring high standards of teaching and research, as well as being an active participant in the development of the corporate world.
The continuous technological development promoted by UC ’s different R&D units addresses the challenges involved in the design, operation and regulation of technologies, bringing together teachers from different scientific disciplines with a long experience in teaching, research, technology transfer and consultancy in different areas in the context of technology.
UC stands out also on technology transfer being involved in the promotion of several initiatives, like IPN Incubator and Biocant, and in the creation of diverse technological spin-offs, as Active Space Technologies, Artscan, C rioestaminal, C ritical Software, Feedzai, InfoGene, Inogate, iNovmapping, ISA Intellicare, Luzitin, Move Mile, Sensebloom, SPI and Take The Wind.
The University of C oimbra is today an example of dynamism in its constant search for improvement and enhancement of knowledge, research and technology, contributing decisively to the improvement of science, technology and to the enhancement of knowledge as an essential element of people´s lives.

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Universidade de Coimbra (UC)
Paço das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra

 SC_logoUM

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As a result of a strategy that has been giving, continuously, a central importance to research and development (R&D), UMinho has been increasingly contributing to the scientific production in Portugal, representing now around 9% of the annual scientific outputs of the PT community. It has also been able to attract an increasing amount of competitive funds, from different international and national agencies, as well as from industry, in order to support its activities.
The successful internationalisation of UMinho’s research is shown by the rapid evolution in the number and impact of ISI listed publications and the citations obtained by its researchers, by the increasing number of European projects, the Doctoral and Masters’ programmes developed through international partnerships, the significant implantation of international knowledge networks, and capacity to attract international researchers.
The Times Higher Education Ranking 2013 included only 2 PT Universities, listing UMinho as one of the top 400 Universities in the World. The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 years University Ranking 2013 ranked UMinho on the 76th position worldwide.
The ALGORITMI Research C entre has unique research teams, capable of addressing complex societal challenges by adopting multidisciplinary approaches from the fields of Information Systems, Computing Technologies and Networks, Electronics, Energy, Robotics, Pervasive C omputing, Operational Research, and Industrial Engineering & Manageme.

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Universidade do Minho (UM)
Largo do Paço
4704-553 Braga

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The Portuguese Energy Agency – ADENE is a government related agency, working mainly on energy efficiency and renewable energies. Its mission is to promote and perform activities of public interest in the field of energy and its related sectors.
ADENE’s core competences include policy implementation, programme development, market monitoring, data management, technical assistance and dissemination in the field of energy efficiency. The framework of activity of ADENE is the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan and the Commitment to Green Growth.
ADENE is also engaged in several activities at international level, both within EU and beyond, namely addressing capacity buildings and exchange of best practices in the field of energy efficiency.

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ADENE – Agência para a energia
Rua Dr. António Loureiro Borges, nº 5 – 6º andar
Arquiparque – Miraflores
1495-131 Algés, Portugal

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EDP is the Portugueses leading company in the energy sector and It include in its culture values and commitments regarding our customers, society and environment.
EDP Distribuição Energia, S.A. is part of EDP Group and Portugal’s incumbent DSO, operating under regulatory supervision, and currently serving more than 6 million customers over 220.000 km of HV/MV/LV networks.
EDP Distribuição  has been pioneering the implementation of the Smart Grids concepts, notably through its awarded InovGrid project and the InovCity initiative, and has been evaluating these projects in three complementary dimensions, namely technological, social, and economic.

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EDP Distribuição SA
Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, nº. 43
1050-044 Lisboa – Portugal

 SC_logoMIT

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering.

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MIT
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building E40-221
Cambridge, MA 02139

 SC_logoCML

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Lisboa City Hall presents a strategy to value the city economically and to attract investment based on the following assumptions:

  • To promote internationalization and competitiveness of the city’s economy in a local and global scale;
  • Create, attract and retain talent, companies, investments and activities in strategic clusters;
  • Increase innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in Lisboa;
  • Turn Lisboa in an open space to explore new motivations, experiences and concepts;
  • Place the city in the main networks and global production chains;
  • Place Lisboa in major projects and international networks concerning cities.

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CML
Praça do Município, 1
1149-014 Lisboa

 SC_logoIBM

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International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

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IBM
Edifício Oriente
Rua do Mar da China – Lote 1.07.2.3
Parque das Nações
1900-138 Lisboa

 SC_logoITDS

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iTds started operations in 2002 focused on Software Development services. Since its early days invested in R&D, launching its own Agile Platfform, the XEO™. From 2009, invested on standard application Software packages and decided to start an Internationalization plan, through partners and exploration of new markets.

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iTDS
Rua Fradesso da Silveira, n.º 2, 1-A
1300-609 Lisboa
Portugal

 SC_logoNESTER

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N&D Nester is a global and independent R&D Center, with strategic thinking and a Multicultural DNA, innovating for a smart, clean, efficient and sustainable energy system.

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Provide an international platform for knowledge, delivering innovative solutions, approaches and methods to be applied into energy systems. Provide new tools, strategies and processes, well-tuned to the new energy paradigm, and serving as a driving force towards more efficient and sustainable energy systems. Enhance the shareholders’ international reputation, in the fields of power systems operation and planning.

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R&D Nester
Av. dos Estados Unidos da América, 55
1749-061 LISBOA – Portugal

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Novabase is a Portuguese IT company established in 1989. Novabase are active in the provision of information technology solutions for the financial services, government, healthcare, energy & utilities and aerospace sectors. The company organizes its activities into three business lines: business solutions, infrastructures & managed services, and venture capital.

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NOVABASE
Av. D. João II, nº34, Parque das Nações
1998-031 Lisboa

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