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INESC TEC - Associate Laboratory  incorporates:

13 R&D Centres

  • CPES – Centre for Power and Energy Systems 
  • CTM – Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia 
  • CAP – Centre for Applied Photonics
  • CESE – Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering 
  • CSIG – Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics
  • CRIIS – Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems
  • CRAS - Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • CITE – Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • C-BER - Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research
  • LIAAD – Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support 
  • CRACS – Centre for Research in Advanced Computing Systems
  • CEGI – Centre for Industrial Engineering and Management
  • HASLab – High-Assurance Software Laboratory

1 Associate R&D Unit

  • CISTER - Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems


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CPES  - Centre for Power and Energy Systems
This centre develops activities in different areas, such as regulation and electricity markets, integration of dispersed generation, technical and economic management of distribution systems, use of information technologies in regional power planning or uncertainty and risk treatment. 
Coordinator: Manuel Matos
Coordinator: Luís Seca
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CTM  -
 Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia
This centre plays an active role in key areas in the context of modern networks and communication services, especially in network architectures, telecommunication services, signal and image processing, microelectronics, digital TV and multimedia.
CoordinatorManuel Ricardo
Coordinator: Augustin Olivier
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CAP  - Centre for Applied Photonics
This centre works in the areas of optical sources, optical communications, optical fibre sensors and microfabrication, investing in the design and development of electronic systems.
CoordinatorPaulo Marques
Assistant Coordinator: Ireneu Dias
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 Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering
This centre develops innovative solutions based on information, communication and electronics for small and medium enterprises.
Coordinator: Américo Azevedo
Coordinator: António Lucas Soares
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 Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics  
This centre focuses its activity on large information systems applied to local authorities, industry, trade, health, telecommunications, as well as central and local administrations.
CoordinatorAntónio Gaspar
Coordinator: Ângelo Martins
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Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems
This centre develops advanced automation and industrial robotics solutions, including manipulators and mobile robotics, and promotes the integration of intelligent control and sensing systems.
CoordinatorAntónio Paulo Moreira
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 Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems
This centre 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, localisation, coordination, and automatic data collection and processing.
Coordinator: Eduardo Silva
Coordinator: Aníbal Matos
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 Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship
This centre supports the other R&D centres at INESC TEC in the components of technology transfer and business incubation through the creation, development and dissemination of knowledge valorisation practices.
CoordinatorAlexandra Xavier
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C-BER  -
 Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research
This centre promotes knowledge through applied research, advanced training and innovation in Biomedical Engineering mainly in the following three areas: BioInstrumentation, Biomedical Imaging and NeuroEngineering. 
CoordinatorAurélio Campilho
Coordinator: João Paulo Cunha
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LIAAD – Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support
This centre focuses on decision support systems with special emphasis on data mining, forecasting, adaptive modelling and optimisation with applications in marketing, finance, process scheduling, health, text information retrieval and many other areas.
Coordinator: Alípio Jorge
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CRACS – Centre for Research in Advanced Computing Systems
This centre conducts R&D in the fields of programming languages, parallel and distributed computing, data mining, intelligent systems and software architecture with emphasis on resolving specific problems in multidisciplinary areas such as Biology, Medicine and Chemistry.
Coordinator: Fernando Silva
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CEGI– Centre for Industrial Engineering and Management
This centre works in the areas that bring Engineering, Management and Social Sciences together, and its goal is to identify processes, techniques and indicators of efficiency in institutions. 
Coordinator: Ana Viana
Coordinator: Pedro Amorim
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HASLab – High-Assurance Software Laboratory
The main goal of this centre is to produce reliable software systems in contexts where the careful consideration of characteristics such as correctness, responsiveness, robustness and security is compulsory, since they are typically subject to certification. HASLab develops integrated research along three lines, and approaches problems by taking advantage of the synergy between them: formal methods for software development, dependable distributed systems and information security. 
Coordinator: Manuel Barbosa
Assistant Coordinator: Alcino Cunha
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CISTER – Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems
This Associate Unit focuses its activity in the areas of real-time communication networks and protocols; wireless sensor networks; real-time operating systems and programming paradigms; distributed and embedded real-time computer systems; QoS-aware (Quality of Service) cooperative computing and applications; programming and planning analysis  (including multiprocessor systems); and cyber-physical systems.
Coordinator: Eduardo Tovar
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