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Professor at U.Porto, and creator of avatars, among the most innovative in the European Union

The EU Prize for Women Innovators distinguishes every year women entrepreneurs, founders of success companies and who have brought innovation to the market.

Researchers from Porto develop job seeker mobile app

A new job seeker mobile app was developed by researchers at the Systems and Computer Engineering Institute of Porto (INESC Porto). It is called ‘Life Skills VR - Life Skills for Employment in COVID-19 Era through VR Innovation and it could be a swift tool to help mitigate the unemployment rates due to the ongoing pandemic. The project takes on a consortium format that includes countries such as the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and Malta.

Team of the U.Porto reaches podium at the World Data League Final

A team of PhD students of FEUP and researchers of INESC TEC reached second podium position at the World Data League (WDL) Final.

Critical Techworks is developing BMW’s innovative technology for reducing emissions

A hybrid car that upon entering low or zero emissions areas automatically runs as an electric vehicle: this type of technology is called BMW eDriveZones and was developed by Critical Techworks, a joint venture by BMW and Portuguese company Critical Software. This technology reaches Porto, Braga and Lisbon in July.

INESC TEC assesses the risk of forest fires at European level

INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto is one of the partner institutions of the international project FIRELOGUE – Cross Sector Dialogue for Wildfire Risk Management, whose purpose is to promote initiatives that focus on knowledge and best practice sharing, to reduce the risk of forest fires.

UPTEC’s startup is part of the project to protect Europe’s defence communications

The U. Porto Spin-off and startup incubated at UPTEC- Science and Technology Park of Porto Adyta will collaborate in the development of quantum communications networks to strengthen Europe’s defence communications autonomy. This project termed DISCRETION will be developed for 42 months and has a budget of more than 6.7 million euros.

The Municipality of Porto launches innovative application to explore the city in real time

The Municipality of Porto created a new service, the Explore Porto, which challenges both residents and visitors to explore the city in a different manner. This is the first time that a unique platform provides real time information on transports and other highlights. This service was created to provide useful and reliable information on mobility and areas of interest in Porto, thus ensuring the shift from a static planned information system to a real time information system provider.