INESC TEC (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência) is an Associate Laboratory with 30 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. It is a private non-profit research institution, having as associates the University of Porto, INESC and the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.
With around 750 researchers (300 PhD), working in the interface between the academic world and the industrial and service companies, as well as the public administration, the activity at INESC TEC runs under the paradigm of the 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.
TEC is the beneficiary of the actions of the project, is in charge for the WP1 (Management) and is
involved in all the work packages of the project.
INESC TEC is the leading institution in the consortium, with relevant competencies in marine robotics, control and navigation, communications and sensors. Furthermore, its participation has the objective of strengthening these competencies in the maritime science and technology areas and further raise its level of excellence.
CAP performs R&D in optoelectronics,
principally focusing on optical fibre technology. It is oriented towards
applied research and development in optical fibre sources, optical fibre
communication, optical fibre sensors and microfabrication (thin films and
integrated optics). CAP looks for opportunities for technology transfer to
industrial companies using its specific competencies in optoelectronics and
CRAS conducts research and development
activities in autonomous robotic systems, mobile robotics and mobile
multi-robot systems for inspection, monitoring and mapping, with applications
in security, power systems, environment, aquaculture, oceanography, marine
biology, resource extraction, among other sectors. These activities are
supported by the research in perception, navigation, control, localization,
coordination, and automatic data collection and processing.
CTM performs research and development in key
areas that will lay the foundations for modern communications networks and
services such as network architectures, telecommunications services, signal and
image processing, optical technologies, microelectronics, digital TV and