PARTNERS

Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas OEPM – Directorate – Spain

Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas (OEPM) is an autonomous Spanish public entity of the Ministry of Industry and Tourism that fosters the technological and economic development granting juridical protection to all kinds of industrial property by granting patents, utility models, trademarks and commercial names. It also disseminates information relative to the different ways of protecting the industrial property. It has the mission of granting titles of industrial property after examining the corresponding applications as well as offering services of technological information based on the granted patents granted by itself and from other international offices.


Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo SA – Global CTO Office – Spain

Telefónica I+D (TID) is the research and development company of the Telefónica Group. Founded in 1988, its aim is to contribute to the Group ́s competitiveness and modernity through technological innovation, applying new ideas, concepts and practices in new products and advanced services. It is one of the first private R&D centers in Spain regarding activity and resources, having been the first company on the continent by number of European research projects in which it participates. Telefónica I+D activity materializes in a portfolio of patents that increases every year, but also in some of the most innovative products that the Telefónica Group has launched in recent months. Its main asset is its employees, constituted 97% of university graduates from 18 nationalities.


LiPhi Technologies – Research and Development Dept. – Spain

Liphi Technologies (LIPHI) is a recently created start-up focused on developing solutions that provide connectivity through visible light communications (VLC) in hostile environments such as tunnel constructions, mining industry or the oil&gas sector within the industry 4.0. framework. LIPHI capitalizes on a long research trajectory of its founding members and has been very successful in a number of start-up contests related to the construction sector.


TELENOR ASA – Dept. of  Research: Next Generation Technology – Norway

Telenor (TLN) is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services to customers in 12 markets across Asia and Europe with headquarter in Oslo, Norway. Telenor is one of Norway’s largest companies with revenues in 2013 of approx. NOK 105 billion and a work force of more than 36,000 domestically and abroad.
Telenor Research has extensive cooperation with industry in addition to making contributions to various standardization bodies including ETSI, ITU, IETF and 3GPP.


Universidade Nova de Lisboa UNL – Portugal

Nova is a Portuguese University (UNL) located in Lisbon. Nova has more than 19,000 students, 1,491 Professors and 804 staff members distributed through five faculties, three institutes and one school, providing a variety of courses in several fields of knowledge. In 2014, THE-QS World University Rankings has evaluated NOVA as one of the world’s best universities being ranked number 312 in the world. NOVA is the only Portuguese university in the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking, having reached this position for the third year in a row.


Universidade da Beira Interior – Portugal

Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI) is one of the most recent public universities in Portugal. Outstanding quality and expertise is widely recognized regarding our researchers. UBI’s research activity is supported by numerous research projects funded by the EU, national programs (FCT), public or private corporations. A regular flow of publications in peer-reviewed journals, communication in international conferences and many subsequent doctoral theses have been regularly produced.


Universidade de Aveiro – Portugal

Universidade de Aveiro (UAv) was created in 1973, and quickly became one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. Now a public foundation under private law, it continues to develop and implement its mission to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education, to generate research and promote cooperation with society. Attended by about 15,000 students on undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the UAv has achieved a significant position amongst higher education institutions in Portugal, being one of the top universities regarding the quality of its infrastructures, the strength of its research and the excellence of its staff.


ISCTE IUL: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – Portugal

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE), a high-quality Portuguese public research-oriented university being among the 150 best young universities in the world (THE Young University Rankings 2017), has about 9,000 students, half of them in doctoral and master programs, and 430 professors. With a multi and inter-disciplinary approach, it is one of the most dynamic and innovative institutions in Portugal, establishing more than one hundred (inter) national cooperations with several research, public and private organizations.


University of Western Macedonia – Greece

University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) founded in 2003 under the Greek Authorities, consists by three departments in the city of Florina and three departments in the city of Kozani. The internationally research oriented UOWM is a socially committed institution with a highly qualified academic staff, extensive international links in both research and exchange programs and a vibrant student community. Fostering fully incorporation of ICT in every day practice, the UOWM invests in innovative educational programs and multidisciplinary fields of research that correspond to the needs of the modern world.


AUDAX: Centro de Investigação e Apoio ao Empreendedorismo e Empresas Familiares – Portugal

Audax (AUD) is the entrepreneurship and Innovation support center of ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute and it is a non-profit organization established in 2005. Its main activities are focused in entrepreneurship and incubation, such as education, conferences and consultancy and support to set up new business (business plans, seek financial support, partners). Audax-ISCTE is one of the main actives centers of Portugal and it was awarded in 2008 by Program FINICIA (www.iapmei.pt) for helping to create 15 new startups supported by that program and in 2015 was awarded with the most Portuguese entrepreneurial university by Portugal Startups – UP Awards. Audax-ISCTE is also responsible for the management of the incubator Labs Lisboa founded in 2012 by Lisbon City Council and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation