About us

An INCoDe.2030 initiative, with support from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

About us

An INCoDe.2030 initiative, with support from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Dominic Scott

INESC TEC

Coordination

INESC TEC is a private, non-profit public utility institution, and an Associate Laboratory. The Institute dedicates to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new tech-based companies. As an interface institution, INESC TEC brings together academia, companies, public administration and society, applying the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, thus seeking value creation and immediate social relevance. As an Associate Laboratory of the State, INESC TEC’s mission is to contribute actively to the development of solutions to the country’s social and economic challenges. With headquarters in Porto, and centres in Braga and Vila Real, INESC TEC aggregates expertise from 13 R&D Centres, organised according to four thematic domains – Networked Intelligent Systems, Power and Energy, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Computer Science.

Dominic Scott

ISPUP

Public Health and Epidemiology

The Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP) was established in 2006, in order to provide the University with a strong internationally relevant structure dedicated to research, teaching and training in the broad field of public health and its related sciences.  The main goal remains creating and disseminating high-quality information and knowledge in public health, and preparing the future generations of public health work force. The Institute developed services such as a pioneering Occupational Health clinic in the University of Porto, which covers the needs of the University professionals, and the first Portuguese Hospital Epidemiology Department. ISPUP hosts several postgraduate programmes in cooperation with different units, within and outside the University of Porto, which result in the yearly graduation of approximately 50 Master and 12 PhD students. Moreover, ISPUP is responsible for mentoring and teaching multiple courses in the only PhD programme in Public Health running in Angola. ISPUP vision and mission focus on promoting strong and innovative interactions among highly experienced researchers from complementary fields, with an emphasis on Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environment, Nutrition, Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Health Policy. Researchers at ISPUP are involved in a large number of national and international projects with competitive funding obtained from national and international sources.

ISPUP hosts scientists at several career levels, who publish over 300 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals annually, thus placing the Institute among the most productive and competitive Portuguese institutions in health sciences research. Researchers at the Institute represent now more than 20 nationalities. ISPUP fosters cooperation between agents within the University of Porto, as well as with other regional, national and international academic and health institutions, and strives for the improvement of international projects, promoting mobility and capacity building. Several formal collaborations with European, South American and African partners ensure a global and dynamic exchange of knowledge, competences and population-based scientific information, training and research skills.

Dominic Scott

Keyruptive

Mobile applications

Keyruptive Technologies is a spin-off of INESC TEC, with an innovative solution for the management of sensitive digital information. Based on patented technology, the first Keyruptive application is a cryptocurrency wallet that provides an intuitive service, easy-to-use and available at any time and place, without compromising the security-related aspects. Based on the concept of trust distribution, the most sensitive information of the user i.e. the cryptographic keys that allow the movement of their cryptocurrencies, are transformed into multiple pieces of information that do not disclose any of the original information by themselves, besides being distributed among independent infrastructures. Therefore, tge potential vulnerabilities that exist in any of these infrastructures will not affect information security, thanks to high degrees of reliance that no other solution can offer. At the same time, the users, who are the only ones with simultaneous access to multiple points, can access and manage their assets anytime and anywhere, with the convenience of a mobile application. This decentralised approach also ensures the solution is safe in case the users’ device is stolen or lost. These features make Keyruptive the safest and most accessible cryptocurrency wallet on the market.

Dominic Scott

Ubirider

User interface

Ubirider, a start-up established in Porto in 2018, developed the Pick mobility solution, which combines all means of transportation for a smooth travel experience.

The Pick by Ubirider mobile application allows users to plan, pay and travel to all destinations, with the best combination of transportation. Thanks to the Pick Hub web interface, transport operators benefit from a new, independent and transparent channel to manage the number of passengers and the charging of fares in real time, without additional infrastructure. Pick guarantees the best travel experience, by combining the interests and needs of mobility operators and travellers (occasional, passengers or international) anywhere.

Dominic Scott

INESC TEC

Coordination

INESC TEC is a private, non-profit public utility institution, and an Associate Laboratory. The Institute dedicates to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new tech-based companies. As an interface institution, INESC TEC brings together academia, companies, public administration and society, applying the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, thus seeking value creation and immediate social relevance. As an Associate Laboratory of the State, INESC TEC’s mission is to contribute actively to the development of solutions to the country’s social and economic challenges. With headquarters in Porto, and centres in Braga and Vila Real, INESC TEC aggregates expertise from 13 R&D Centres, organised according to four thematic domains – Networked Intelligent Systems, Power and Energy, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Computer Science.

Dominic Scott

ISPUP

Public Health and Epidemiology

The Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP) was established in 2006, in order to provide the University with a strong internationally relevant structure dedicated to research, teaching and training in the broad field of public health and its related sciences.  The main goal remains creating and disseminating high-quality information and knowledge in public health, and preparing the future generations of public health work force. The Institute developed services such as a pioneering Occupational Health clinic in the University of Porto, which covers the needs of the University professionals, and the first Portuguese Hospital Epidemiology Department. ISPUP hosts several postgraduate programmes in cooperation with different units, within and outside the University of Porto, which result in the yearly graduation of approximately 50 Master and 12 PhD students. Moreover, ISPUP is responsible for mentoring and teaching multiple courses in the only PhD programme in Public Health running in Angola. ISPUP vision and mission focus on promoting strong and innovative interactions among highly experienced researchers from complementary fields, with an emphasis on Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environment, Nutrition, Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Health Policy. Researchers at ISPUP are involved in a large number of national and international projects with competitive funding obtained from national and international sources.

ISPUP hosts scientists at several career levels, who publish over 300 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals annually, thus placing the Institute among the most productive and competitive Portuguese institutions in health sciences research. Researchers at the Institute represent now more than 20 nationalities. ISPUP fosters cooperation between agents within the University of Porto, as well as with other regional, national and international academic and health institutions, and strives for the improvement of international projects, promoting mobility and capacity building. Several formal collaborations with European, South American and African partners ensure a global and dynamic exchange of knowledge, competences and population-based scientific information, training and research skills.

Dominic Scott

Keyruptive

Mobile applications

Keyruptive Technologies is a spin-off of INESC TEC, with an innovative solution for the management of sensitive digital information. Based on patented technology, the first Keyruptive application is a cryptocurrency wallet that provides an intuitive service, easy-to-use and available at any time and place, without compromising the security-related aspects. Based on the concept of trust distribution, the most sensitive information of the user i.e. the cryptographic keys that allow the movement of their cryptocurrencies, are transformed into multiple pieces of information that do not disclose any of the original information by themselves, besides being distributed among independent infrastructures. Therefore, tge potential vulnerabilities that exist in any of these infrastructures will not affect information security, thanks to high degrees of reliance that no other solution can offer. At the same time, the users, who are the only ones with simultaneous access to multiple points, can access and manage their assets anytime and anywhere, with the convenience of a mobile application. This decentralised approach also ensures the solution is safe in case the users’ device is stolen or lost. These features make Keyruptive the safest and most accessible cryptocurrency wallet on the market.

Dominic Scott

Ubirider

User interface

Ubirider, a start-up established in Porto in 2018, developed the Pick mobility solution, which combines all means of transportation for a smooth travel experience.

The Pick by Ubirider mobile application allows users to plan, pay and travel to all destinations, with the best combination of transportation. Thanks to the Pick Hub web interface, transport operators benefit from a new, independent and transparent channel to manage the number of passengers and the charging of fares in real time, without additional infrastructure. Pick guarantees the best travel experience, by combining the interests and needs of mobility operators and travellers (occasional, passengers or international) anywhere.

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    Please, contact us

      Your message will be sent to stayaway@inesctec.pt

      * INESC TEC will use the data submitted via this form exclusively to address the questions presented, and will not, under any circumstances, share them with third parties. INESC TEC designated a data protection officer, who you can contact via the email address dpo@inesctec.pt. According to the legal provisions, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the European Union. In Portugal, the supervisory authority is the CNPD (www.cnpd.pt). By submitting this form, you consent to the processing of your personal data, in compliance with the conditions and purposes described above.