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Converting knowledge into value for over 35 years.

INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO), founded in 1986, focused on research and technology-based innovation activities, technology transfer, consulting and technological services, oriented to the development of industry and economy in general.
A non-profit, private and recognised as a public utility entity.

Key Figures

- 2021 -
Staff
270+ Staff
PhDs
126
PhDs
Turnover
12,1M€ Turnover
Facilities
8.272M2 Facilities
Innovation Projects with Industry
118 Innovation Projects with Industry
Clients
582 Clients
International Partners
232 International Partners
Spin-Off Companies in the Market
6 Spin-Off Companies in the Market
Patents (pending)
8 Patents (pending)
PhD Thesis per Researcher
1,8 PhD Thesis per Researcher
ISI Papers per Researcher
3,7 ISI Papers per Researcher

Mission


To contribute towards the development of industry and the economy in general, through scientific and technology-based innovation, while ensuring the personal and professional development of employees and the enrichment of higher education.

Vision

To grow, to be the best at converting knowledge into value and to confirm our strong institutional identity as a technological partner for companies.

Values


Customer Focus

Responsibility

Passion for Innovation

Cooperation

Ambition
It has in its base a cluster of research units specialised by scientific and technological areas supporting the research activity. Crosswise there are the Innovation, Consulting and Services activities that address the development of solutions for companies.

INEGI integrates and leads LAETA - Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aerospace, a unit of national dimension, which also includes the Institute of Mechanical Engineering - Instituto Superior Técnico (IDMEC - IST), of the Association for the Development of Aerodynamics Industrial (ADAI) of the University of Coimbra and the Aeronautics and Astronautics Research Group of the University of Beira Interior (AeroG).

Timeline

More than 35 years of activity dedicated to the realization of research activities, innovation and technology transfer, scientific and technological consulting and services.

1986
1990
1991
1992
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1996
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
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2007
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2012
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2015
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2018
2019
2020
Founding of INEGI.
First ITT project, for MOLAFLEX.
Associate Fund constituted with 5 Associates.
INEGI recognized as a Public Utility Entity.
7 technology units constituted with PEDIP’s support.
1st Spin-Off: OPT - Optimização e Planeamento de Transportes, Lda.
Turnover exceeds 1 M€.
Move to new facilities (Leça do Balio).
2nd Spin-Off: ALTO - Perfis Pultrudidos, Lda
Surpasses 50 employees.
3rd Spin-Off: Mercatura -Tecnologias de Informação, Lda.
1st Operation of Associate Patrimony increase: 25 Associates.
Turnover exceeds 3 M€.
4th Spin-Off: Protoclick - Tecnologia de Componentes para Moldes, Lda.
5th Spin-Off: SRE - Soluções Racionais de Energia, Lda.
6th Spin-Off: Clever Reinforcement Iberica, Lda.
Joins LAETA - Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics.
7th Spin-Off: HPS - High Performance Structures, Portugal, Lda.
2nd Operation of Associate Patrimony increase : 62 Associates.
Move to new facilities at FEUP’s Campus.
Turnover exceeds 5 M€.
8th Spin-Off: PETsys - Medical PET Imaging Systems, S.A.
9th Spin-Off: Prewind, Lda.
1st branch created, iNEGi Turkey Renewables.
Surpasses 100 employees
Turnouver exceeds 7 M€.
3rd Operation of Associate Patrimony increase: 94 Associates
Integration of INEGI and FEUP’s IDMEC. The designation is changed to INEGI - Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Turnouver exceeds 8 M€.
Recognized as CIT – Centro de Interface Tecnológico.
IN Conference INEGI (biannual).
Surpasses 170 employees
Turnouver exceeds 11 M€.
Creation of INEGI Alentejo, with University of Évora.
INEGI Services receive ISO 9001 certification.
Integrates researchers from ISEP’s DEM.
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