INESC TEC is a private, non-profit association dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies.
The University of Porto, INESC, the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, the University of Minho, and the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro are INESC TEC’s associates. Currently, INESC TEC’s main sites are Porto, Braga, and Vila Real. At the end of 2020, INESC TEC’s 13 R&D Centres hosted 732 integrated researchers (354 PhDs), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders, and affiliated researchers. INESC TEC’s team also includes trainees and technical and administrative support staff.
INESC TEC’s vision is to be a relevant international player in Science and Technology in Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Networked Intelligent Systems, and Power and Energy. As an institution operating at the interface between the academic and business worlds, bringing academia, companies, public administration, and society closer together through its “managed science” model, INESC TEC leverages the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, seeking impact both through value creation and social relevance.