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Type of Organisation: R&D company
Origin Country:Portugal
Contact:José Sampaio
Tel.: 351229578710


The INEGI - INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION IN MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING from the University of Porto is an industry-oriented Research and Technology Organization. Its organizational structure relies on three pillars of activity in different technology readiness levels, maintaining a strong competence matrix element:

•              Research with applied focus

•              Innovation and technology transfer

•              Consulting and advanced engineering services

INEGI’s research activity covers the areas of new technologies for advanced production processes, experimental mechanics, applied mechanics, energy, new materials and the development of new products and systems. This activity is integrated in the national network of research funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and has consistently been evaluated has excellent. Moreover, INEGI is considered one of the most effective national Research and Technology Organizations in transforming R&D investment in economic and social value. More than 50% of its total turnover of 6.5 million euros comes from R&D and innovation projects funded by the industry. INEGI’s research infrastructure includes a broad set of well-equipped laboratories and an extensive engineering tools base for supporting its R&D activity as well as the production of industrial or commercial prototypes.

Participation in EU Projects and International Activities

  1. FP7 - ENLIGHT (http://www.project-enlight.eu/): Enhanced Lightweight Design for application in structural vehicles parts of future voume produced Electric Vehicles.

  2. FP7 – WASIS (http://www.wasis.eu/):Composite fuselage section Wafer Design Approach for Safety Increasing in Worst Case Situations and Joints Minimizing.

  3. FP7 – InFlightFOS: Improved reliability and integration of FBG systems for in flight applications

  4. FP7 – EUCARBON (http://www.eucarbon-project.eu/): European Space Qualified Carbon Fibres and Pre-Impregnated Based Materials

  5. FP7 – TriSOFC: Durable Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Tri-generation System for Low Carbon Buildings

  6. FP7 – HEALS (www.heals-eu.eu/): Health and Environment-wide Associations based on Large population Surveys

  7. FP7 – SHEFAE: Surface Heat Exchangers for Aero-Engines

  8. FP7 – FaBiMed (www.fabimed.eu/): Fabrication and Functionalization of BioMedical Microdevices

  9. H2020 – progRESsHEAT: Supporting the progress of renewable energies for heating and cooling in the EU on a local level

  10. H2020 – MAESTRI: Energy and resource management systems for improved efficiency in the process industries.

  11. H2020 – INSCAPE: In situ manufactured carbon-thermoplast curved stiffened panel

  12. H2020 - ECO-COMPASS: Ecological and Multifunctional Composites for Application in Aircraft Interior and Secondary Structures

  13. H2020 – MODCOMP: Modified cost effective fibre based structures with improved multi-functionality and performance

H2020 – DeMAnD: Dynamic aircraft MAterial property Database