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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.

Porto devotes three days to talk about cybersecurity

Porto Customs is once again the host to the C-DAYS Conference, where the issue of cyber security, and its management by people and organisations is the outlining topic. The President of the Municipal Assembly, Miguel Pereira Leite, represented the Municipality of Porto during the opening of the debate themed “Naturalizing Competences”.

The Porto native, Daniela Braga, is part of the White House strategy for AI

Joe Biden is set to define the American strategy around AI (Artificial Intelligence) and gathered a team of 12 experts in the subject to form a Task Force that will work closely with the US government in that topic. One of such experts is the Porto native Daniela Braga, founder of the DefinedCrowd startup, which is widely recognised in the sector and already collaborates with Amazon or Google.

Ocean Infinity acquires UPTEC startup and U. Porto Spin-off company Abyssal

Abyssal, UPTEC startup and U. Porto’s spin-off was acquired by Ocean Infinity, a multinational company with specialist expertise in marine robotics.

CIIMAR fights aquaculture waste with the SIDESTREAM project

CIIMAR, the research centre of the U.Porto comprises the SIDESTREAM international Consortium, which targets the creation of new ingredients for aquaculture, in order to build a sustainable aquaculture sector.