11 July 2017

Study on ‘Public support measures for connected and automated driving’ published

 

The study on ‘Public support measures for connected and automated driving’, developed for the European Commission by SPI (project leader), VTT and ECORYS has been published.

19 May 2017

INCOBRA launches call for participation in Brokerage Event

 

The INCOBRA project invites Brazilian and European SMEs to present Expressions of Interest for Travel Vouchers to attend the INCOBRA Brokerage Event, in the context of the EBN Annual Congress 2017 “Open Innovation Ecosystems”, taking place in Enghien-Les-Bains (France) from 5th to 7th July 2017.

12 May 2017

SPI participates in the 23rd EARMA Annual Conference in Malta

 

SPI has recently participated in the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) that took place in Valletta, Malta, from 24th to 26th of April, 2017.

08 May 2017

SPI participated in session on cooperation with Brazil in Research and Innovation during the EARMA Conference

 

From April 24th to 26th, SPI participated in the Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA Conference).

12 April 2017

SPI promotes a survey on service demand for the European Centres of Research and Innovation in Brazil, China and the United States

 

SPI promotes a survey on service demand for the European Centres of Research and Innovation in Brazil, China and the United States

17 March 2017

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participated in the 1st EXCITING Event - Conference of EU-China Collaboration on 5G and IoT Research in Beijing

 

On March 9th, the 1st EXCITING project event - Conference of EU-China Collaboration on 5G and IoT Research was successfully held in Beijing, China.

03 March 2017

SPI organizes the Cluster Managers Workshop: an international dialogue on research based industrial clusters in the Black Sea Region in Kiev

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI – www.spieurope.eu) co-organized, together with the Institute for Economics and Forecasting Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (IEF) and the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR), the international event: “Clusters Managers Seminar”.

15 February 2017

SPI participated in the Investment in ASEAN Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal

 


SPI participated in the Investment in ASEAN Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal organized by ANJE in 8 February 2017.

03 February 2017

ERICENA - European Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence in China – Kick-off Meeting and Launch Event

 

The European Commission (EC) recently approved the project ERICENA under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement nº 733554), to set up a research and innovation Centre in China as part of its efforts to deepen Europe-China scientific and technological cooperation. It is the first EC funded Centre in China that focuses on research and development.

01 February 2017

BINGO Press Release #2 [February 2017]

 

BINGO: How researchers and local actors co-develop solutions to adapt to climate change

BINGO: Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management - a better future under climate change (www.projectbingo.eu; 2015-2019) is a 48 month Horizon 2020 Climate Action project aimed at providing practical knowledge and tools to end users, water managers, decision and policy makers affected by climate change to enable them to better cope with climate projections, including those on droughts and floods.

 

19 December 2016

SPI organizes the launch event of a new H2020 project: European Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence in China, January 19th in Porto

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI - www.spi.pt), together with the University of Porto, will organise the Launch Event of the European Commission’s project ERICENA - European Research and Innovation Center of Excellence in China, which is funded under the program Horizonte 2020.

06 December 2016

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) organised the Dragonstar Plus 1st Business Tour at China High Tech Fair 2016 (CHTF) in Shenzhen, China

 

On November 16th to 21st, the first Dragon-STAR Plus Business Tour took place in Shenzhen, China during the China High Tech Fair 2016 (CHFT) period. The business tour was organized by SPI and it provided the opportunity for European organizations interested in developing R&D cooperation with Chinese organizations.

05 December 2016

SPI participates in workshop within the framework of the project Erasmus + CompAssess - Assessment of student competences with emphasis on the development of competences

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) has participated, on the 24th and 25th of November, at TKNIKA, San Sebastian, Spain in the final meeting and conference of the CompAssess project “Assessment of student competences with emphasis on the development of competences”, of which it is a partner.

14 September 2016

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participates in the Black Sea Horizon Project, supported by the European Commission

 

SPI participates as a full-partner in the Black Sea Horizon Project, which is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme.

17 August 2016

Publication about climate change and water management

 

SPI is one of the partners of BINGO (Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management - a better future under climate change), a project funded by Horizon 2020, being responsible for the communication and dissemination of the project.

16 August 2016

SPI participated in the Final Conference of the Project SaveH2O - “Save Water for an Horizon of Opportunities”

 

SPI, as a member of the Project SaveH2O - “Save Water for an Horizon of Opportunities”, participated in the Project’s Final Conference, which took place on June 30th, in Zadar, Croatia.

10 August 2016

SPI to organise a Business tour to Shenzhen, China with participation in the China High-Tech Forum and Brokerage Event

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is going to organise a business tour to Shenzhen, China during the China Hi-Tech Fair 2016 in Shenzhen, China on 16th – 21st, November 2016 to support technological and research collaboration between Chinese and European organizations (ICT and green technologies sector).

12 July 2016

SPI participated in the PACE-Net Plus Bi-regional Platform event in Nadi, Fiji 30 June-1 July 2016

 

The PACE-Net Plus bi-regional platform was hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) with the theme “Moving towards a high-level policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) pathways to innovation in the Pacific region.”

29 June 2016

SPI organizes “Taiwan-China-Portugal 1st Forum on Exploring Business Opportunities” on July 13th in Porto


SPI is organizing “Taiwan-China-Portugal 1st Forum on Exploring Business Opportunities” which will be held in SPI’s Headquarters on July 13th. The session will start at 10 am.

21 June 2016

Special Report on Social Entrepreneurship has been published by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)

 

The GEM Study is the biggest ongoing study of entrepreneurship dynamics in the world. It began in 1999 as a joint project between Babson College (USA) and London Business School (UK).

20 June 2016

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) co-organized the DragonSTAR Plus 3rd Webinar - Conducting R&D in China and applying for co-funding for Horizon 2020 Projects

 

The DragonSTAR Plus 3rd Webinar - Conducting R&D in China and applying for co-funding for Horizon 2020 Projects was co-organized by SPI and China IPR SME Helpdesk on 15th of June, 2016.

08 June 2016

SPI supports a European Cluster Delegation to participate in an ICT Cluster Matchmaking Event in the context of the European Innovation Week in Taiwan 2016


A delegation of representatives of cluster organisations participated in a Cluster Matchmaking Event organised in the context of the European Innovation Week in Taiwan, which took place in Taipei from May 30th to June 3rd 2016.

05 May 2016

SPI organizes Workshop “Indonesian Trade Regulations” on May 11th in Porto

 

ciedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is organizing an “Indonesian Trade Regulations” workshop, which will be held in SPI’s Headquarters on May 11th.

19 April 2016

SPI participates in event in the project “TEJ – Towards a university Enterprise alliance in Jordan”

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participated in an event on 5th April 2016 at the Salão Nobre da Reitoria do Porto for the project “TEJ – Towards a university Enterprise alliance in Jordan”.

28 March 2016

Publication of the handbooks of the CUBITUS project, aimed to foster the tourism industry by cooperating with universities specializing in tourism

 

The handbooks of the CUBITUS European project, of which SPI is a partner, were published.

15 March 2016

SPI participates in workshop within the framework of the project Erasmus + CompAssess - Assessment of student competences with emphasis on the development of competences

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) has participated, on the 18th and 19th of February, at the Free University of Bolzano, Italy in the identification of best practices workshop of the CompAssess project “Assessment of student competences with emphasis on the development of competences”, of which it is a partner.

14 March 2016

SPI organizes “Showcase of ASEAN-EU Research and Innovation Cooperation Exhibition” during STI Days in HaNoi - Vietnam (10th-12th May 2016)

Following the great success of STI Days 2014 in Bangkok and STI Days 2015 in Paris, we are now organizing the 3rd edition which will be held in Hanoi (10th - 12th May 2016).  The 3rd edition of Showcase Innovation will act as a platform to demonstrate examples of ASEAN-EU bi-regional research and innovation cooperation as well as to facilitate opportunities for future cooperation.

14 March 2016

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participated in the Dragon STAR Plus Meeting in Zurich

 

On the past 25th of February, SPI participated in Dragon STAR Plus Work Package Leader’s meeting, which was held in Zurich and hosted by EURELATIONS.

24 February 2016

SPI organizes event on European Union-Brazil cooperation on Research and Innovation


The event entitled Innovation Horizons for European Union and Brazil – Opportunities and challenges for investment and funding – will take place on Friday, 18th of March 2016 at the Rectory Auditorium of the University of Porto, in the context of the launching of INCOBRA project.

22 February 2016

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participated in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Annual Event in Boston, USA

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) has participated in the 2016 edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Annual Event that took place in the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston, USA, between the 3rd and 7th of February.

25 January 2016

AIP, CCI and SPI are organising a business trip to San Francisco, USA


AIP (Associação Industrial Portuguesa) and CCI (Câmara de Comércio e Indústria) are organising jointly with the SPI (Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação) a business trip to San Francisco, USA, between 13 and 19 March 2016.

22 January 2016

SPI Participates in Third Project Meeting of the DECATHLON Project

 

he third meeting of the Development of Cost efficient Advanced DNA-based methods for specific Traceability issues and High Level On-site application - DECATHLON project (Seventh Framework Programme) was successfully held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 13, 14 and 15 of January, 2016.

 

22 January 2016

SPI is looking for a representative officer for the Singapore office!


SPI is looking for a representative officer to the ‪Singapore‬ office. Applicants must have a residence permit to work in Sinpapore (Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Residence) and should have 1 to 3 years of working experience.

20 January 2016

NERLEI Workshop: “Business with Indonesia”


NERLEI, in collaboration with AICEP Portugal GlobalEmbassy of The Republic of Indonesia, and SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, will conduct a Workshop: "Business with Indonesia", which will be held on January 22nd, at 10:00 am, at the NERLEI headquarter.

08 January 2016

Business Mission to Indonesia – 1st Global Economic Forum of CPLP in Timor

Under the Business On the Way Project, in partnership with the CPLP Exporters Union and SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, AEP - Business Association of Portugal will conduct a "Business Mission to Indonesia and 1st Global Economic Forum in Timor", which will take place on February 21st-27th, 2016, in Indonesia and Timor.

16 December 2015

SPI organizes kick-off meeting of the CORRIE project

 

The first meeting of the CORRIE project (ERASMUS+ programme) took place in Porto, at SPI premises, on 9 and 10 December 2015. This meeting was attended by the project consortium members from 7 European countries, including Portugal, Bulgaria, Malta, Italy, Spain, Ireland and the Netherlands and allowed to define objectives and plan further steps in the development of the project.

 

14 December 2015

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) organized the DragonSTAR Plus 2nd Webinar - Participation in Chinese Research and Innovation Programmes

 

The DragonSTAR Plus 2nd Webinar - Participation in Chinese Research and Innovation Programmes was organized by SPI on 9th of December, 2015.

11 December 2015

Cocktail & Information Session on Business Mission to Vietnam

ANETIE, along with the International Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIEP), and Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) are organizing the "Cocktail & Information Session on Business Mission to Vietnam", to be held on 14 December 2015 at 18.30 – 20.00 in ANJE Porto (R. Paulo Da Gama, 4169 Porto).

27 November 2015

SPI Co-Organizes Roundtable Discussion with the European Commission “Fostering EU - Lao PDR Cooperation: Opportunities in Science, Technology and Innovation” in Vientinae, Laos

 

The roundtable discussion on “Fostering EU - Lao PDR Cooperation: Opportunities in Science, Technology and Innovation” was held on the 6 November 2015 in Vientiane, Laos.

26 November 2015

SPI Co-Organizes Horizon 2020 Funding Opportunities Dissemination Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam

23 November 2015

LinkTADs Dissemination Event at CVC 2015

 

The 2nd Dissemination event under LinkTADs took place together with the Chinese Veterinary Congress (CVC) on 8-9 November 2015 in Fuzhou, China.

11 November 2015

SPI organizes seminar "ASEAN-Portugal: Strengthening Economic & Business Partnerships 2015"

07 November 2015

Kick-off meeting for the project Nano2Trust

The kick-off meeting of Nano2Trust, the first Horizon 2020 project coordinated by SPI, was held in Porto, at SPI Headquarters, from 27 to 28 October.

04 November 2015

SPI Organized and Participated LinkTADs Workshops and 2nd progress meeting

 

LinkTADs - Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) and Zoonoses in EU and China, is a project funded by the European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No: 613804.

03 November 2015

SPI organizes seminar "Asia: Markets and Opportunities", to be held on 17 November 2015 in Lisbon

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), along with Antonio Viñal & Co. Abogados, the Chamber of Commerce and Portuguese Industry (CCIP) and the International Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIEP), with support from the EU SME Centre and Europe - Indonesia Business Network (EIBN), are organizing the seminar "Asia: Markets and Opportunities", which will take place on November 17th, 2015, in the CCIP facilities in Lisbon.

12 October 2015

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participated in the 32nd IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation) World Conference in China (Beijing) National Convention Center

 

On the past 22nd to 25th September, SPI participated in the 32nd IASP World Conference, which took place in Beijing, China.

09 October 2015

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participates in the Final Conference of the GEP VET Project in Bulgaria

 

On the past 28th of September, SPI participated in the final conference of the GEP VET project – Grow Entrepreneurship Potential in VET Institutions, financed by the European Commission under the its previous Lifelong Learning Programme (www.gepvet.eu). The event aimed at disseminating the project results, as well as share good practices between entrepreneurs, trainers and trainees regarding different entrepreneurial success cases and needed skills for being successful. SPI supported the event dissemination and organization as a partner in the project, having invited Mário Tarouca, an entrepreneur from JADE - European Confederation of Junior Enterprises, as one of the speakers. The session counted with around 50 participants from different EU countries.

06 October 2015

II Portugal-China Gala 2015: A Partnership for the Future

 

Following the success of the first edition in 2014, CCILC announces the II Portugal-China Gala with the Business Merit Awards Ceremony, distinguishing the entities that contributed the most for the development of the economic and commercial bilateral relations.

05 October 2015

SPI to participate in CONNECT Final Event

 

SPI will participate in the CONNECT Final Event to be organised on 28th October 2015. After two successful years of connecting European entrepreneurs with experienced Brazilian mentors, the CONNECT exchange programme is coming to an end.

28 September 2015

HoNEST Project Kick-Off Meeting

 

The kick-off meeting for the EU-funded HoNEST project took place on September 16, 2015 at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Brussels, Belgium.

22 September 2015

SPI organizes seminar on Markets and Opportunities in Asia at SPI facilities, Porto

 

On 17 September 2015, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) together with Antonio Viñal & Co. Abogados organised a seminar on the ´Markets and opportunities in Asia´, which took place in the company´s facilities in Porto. The participants who attended the seminar were from Portuguese companies – representing research sector, different industries (agriculture, food and beverages, maritime, renewable energy and tourism) and lawyers association.

18 September 2015

Release of the 2nd newsletter of the CUBITUS European project, aimed to foster the tourism industry by cooperating with universities specializing in tourism

 

The 2nd annual newsletter of the CUBITUS European project, of which SPI is a partner, was released. The content of the newsletter can be consulted here, and is mainly dedicated to the 3rd and 4th meetings of the project.

17 August 2015

The ERASMUS+ Chinese4Business project develops business support platforms for European and Chinese organizations

C4B project is a result of the transfer of good practices, experiences and outcomes generated in the process of project Chinese for Europeans (C4EU) implementation in 2010-2013.

20 July 2015

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participated in the – CAMOT 2015 International Conference in France

 

On 6th June - 8th June, 2015, SPI has participated in the China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT) 2015 International Conference that took place in France. CAMOT (www.camot.org) is an international organization committed to encouraging and supporting researchers and professionals who are engaged in research in strategic management of technology and innovation in China.

02 July 2015

THE BINGO OPENING CEREMONY TAKES PLACE ON 10 JULY 2015 IN LISBON

 

The Horizon 2020 project BINGO (Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management) has just been launched! The BINGO Opening Ceremony is open to the public and will take place on Friday 10 July, 9-11:30am, at the LNEC Congress Centre in Lisbon. Please do register now on http://web.spi.pt/bingo/!

01 July 2015

SPI participated in the PACE-NET Plus Platform of Regional and Bi-regional Policy Dialogue event in Brussels 1 July 2015

 

PACE-Net+ Platform of Regional and Bi-regional Policy Dialogue was held on the 23rd and 24th of June 2015, in Brussels, Belgium. SPI participated in this event together with more than 60 policy-makers, and scientists of the Pacific (Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polinesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga) and Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and United Kingdom) with the purpose to deliver the main outcomes of the project activities (state of the art, thematic think tanks, survey on innovation, selected seed-funding projects) to the European Commission.

23 June 2015

SPI implements Innovation Training for The Eastern Partnership in Minsk, Belarus

 

On 26-28 May 2015, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) implemented a 3-day Innovation Training Course in Minsk for participants from the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). There were 30 country participants – representing government ministries, research sector, industry and innovation support agencies – in addition to expert trainers from Portugal, US, Austria, Belgium, Romania and Greece.

17 June 2015

SPI partner in the NetBiome project, which promotes scientific collaboration in the area of sustainable biodiversity management in the outermost and overseas regions

 

From 8 - 11 June 2015 the fourth project meeting of the NetBiome project was held in Saint Denis, Reunión. SPI participated in this meeting with the representatives of the Azores, Canaries, Reunión, New Caledonia and the Dutch Caribbean, as well as the French, Dutch and German research organizations.

15 June 2015

SPI participates in DECATHLON Stakeholders Workshop

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) in collaboration with DECATHLON project - FP7 project focused on the development of DNA-based method, has organised a Stakeholders Workshop on “Tackling the challenges of DNA-based detection methods and specific traceability issues through an interdisciplinary approach” which took place in iBET, Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Lisbon - Oeiras (Portugal), on the 3rd of June, 2015. 

09 June 2015

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) organized the DragonSTAR Plus 1st Webinar - China-EU Collaboration in Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology (FAB)

 

The DragonSTAR Plus 1st Webinar - China-EU Collaboration in Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology (FAB) was organized by SPI on 27th of May, 2015.

01 June 2015

Webinar about IPAFEED, the Information Platform for Animal health and GM Feed

 

SPI, as a partner of Marlon, an EU FP7 project focused on monitoring health impacts of animal feeds, in particular those containing GM ingredients, on livestock animals, will organize a webinar on IPAFEED - Information Platform for Animal health and GM Feed.

21 May 2015

SPI participates in workshop within the framework of the project Collab4Safety - Towards Sustainable Global Food Safety Collaboration

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) has participated, on the 4th of May, in the Representation of the European Commission in Milan, in the stakeholders workshop of the Collab4Safety project - Towards Sustainable Global Food Safety Collaboration, of which is partner.

21 May 2015

SPI supports the “Cluster Matchmaking Event on agro-food manufacturing value-chains in EUROMED countries” in Milan

 

From the 6th to 7th of May 2015, SPI organised and supported the participation of a delegation of 26 cluster representatives from 12 European countries (Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom) in a “Cluster Matchmaking Event on agro-food manufacturing value-chains in EUROMED countries” organised in the scope of the Milan Expo 2015 by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

 

18 May 2015

Registrations are open for DECATHLON Stakeholders Workshop

Registrations are open for DECATHLON Stakeholders Workshop on the 3rd of June, 2015 at iBET, Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Lisbon, Portugal

13 May 2015

SPI present in the International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN) 2015 Annual Meeting in Beijing

 

On the past 23rd of April, SPI presented its study on the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Performance of China, an EC funded project, in the International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN) 2015 Annual Meeting, in Beijing.

13 May 2015

SPI present in ASEM Seminar on Cooperation in Science, Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development

 

On the past 21st and 22nd of April in Beijing, SPI was present at the ASEM Seminar on Cooperation in Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) for Sustainable Development, supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation, one of the sessions in the International Technology Transfer Convention (ITTC 2015).

 

07 May 2015

Public Lecture in Singapore by SPI

 

The public lecture titled “Innovation in Southeast Asia and the Role of the European Union” and based on the SEA-EU-NET2´s Report: Spotlight on Stimulation Innovation in South East Asia was held by SPI on the past 15 April 2015 at the Institute of South East Asian Studies in Singapore, in collaboration with the EU Centre (www.eucentre.sg).

04 May 2015

SPI participates in the IT4Energy/SMART CAMPUS Conference

 

The IT4Energy/SMART CAMPUS Conference took place on the 27-28 April 2015 at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal. Over the two days of the Conference, several topics related to energy efficiency were discussed, including European projects, business models and policy recommendations. Also discussed was the transformation of user behavior in order to improve the energy efficiency of the spaces users occupy.

29 April 2015

Registrations are open for the EUMCCI´s Q&A Webinar "Raising the Game for European Small-and-Medium Sized Professional Service and Technology Providers in the Malaysian Construction Industry" on Engineering and Architectural Services 27 April 2015

 

SPI in collaboration with EBN and EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) are engaged in Support for European Business in South East Asia Markets Malaysia Component (SEBSEAM-M), a project co-funded by the European Commission aimed at promoting Malaysia as a direct trade market and as an easy, cost-effective gateway to the ASEAN market of 600 million consumers.

 

07 April 2015

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) co-organizes the second edition of the ASEAN-EU STI Days 2015

 

SPI is pleased to announce its collaboration and participation in the second edition of ASEAN-EU STI (Science, Technology & Innovation) Days, which took place in Paris (17th-19th March, 2015). The event is part of the SEA-EU-NET II project, funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, in which SPI is a partner.

25 March 2015

SPI at the ACE Summit and Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 in Milan

 

SPI and a set of European partners are engaged in ACE – Accelerating Crossborder Engagement, a European project aiming to provide a customized approach to internationalization to more than 100 startups and SMEs in the ICT sector in order to ensure their rapid entry and growth in international markets.

03 March 2015

SPI’s presence in the "Seminars on Research and Innovation Policy"

 

SPI was recently invited by the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI, Austria) to participate as a trainer in the "Seminars on Research and Innovation Policy" organized under the STI - Science, Technology and Innovation - International Cooperation Networks for Eastern Partnership Countries and Central Asia (INCO-NET EAP and INCO-NET CA) projects.

18 February 2015

SPI participates in a FP7 project focused on the development of DNA-based methods - DECATHLON

 

The Decathlon project (www.decathlon-project.eu), in which SPI is a partner, is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme. The project brings together a broad range of experts and expertise to jointly work on the development of new or improved methods that are needed in the field of 1) food pathogens, 2) traceability of GMOs and 3) customs issues.

10 February 2015

3rd edition - China Executive Tour

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is very pleased to invite you to the third edition of the China Executive Tour that will take place in Beijing and Tianjin between April 19th and April 25th 2015.

14 January 2015

Registrations are open to the 2nd call of the ACE Acceleration Programme

 

SPI and a set of European partners are engaged in ACE – Accelerating Crossborder Engagement, a European project aiming to provide a customised approach to internationalisation to more than 100 startups and SMEs in the ICT sector in order to ensure their rapid entry and growth in international markets.

08 January 2015

SPI organizes “Showcase of EU-ASEAN Research Innovation Cooperation” during STI Days in Paris (17-19 March 2015)

 

Following the great success of STI Days 2014 in Bangkok, the project consortium (http://sea-eu.net/) is now organizing the 2nd edition which will be held in Paris from the 17th and 19th March 2015.

23 December 2014

SPI participated in the PACE-NET Plus Platform of Regional and Bi-regional Policy Dialogue event in New Zealand

 

The PACE-Net Plus - Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (http://pacenet.eu) project, in which SPI is a partner, is funded by the European Commission and aims to further develop bi-regional Science, Technology & Innovation cooperation between the Pacific Region and the EU.

05 December 2014

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) and ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE) organized the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Portugal 2013 launch event

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) and ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE) organized the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Portugal 2013 launch event

 

03 December 2014

AIP/SPI are organizing a Seminar entitled "Innovation, Science and Technology in Portugal-China relations”

 

The Portuguese Industrial Association (AIP) – Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) (http://www.aip.pt) and Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação are organizing the closing event of the China-Portugal Cluster (CPC) Alliance project, under the theme “Innovation, Science and Technology in Portugal-China relations”, which will take place on 19th December at the premises of AIP-CCI (Praça das Indústrias, Apartado 3200 EC Junqueira, 1301-965 Lisboa).

26 November 2014

CHOICE Project releases new Online Helpdesk Services on EU-China ICT Cooperation

 

The CHOICE consortium (http://euchina-ict.eu/), project financed under the 7th Framework Programme from the European Commission, has recently launched a Helpdesk support service for EU-China ICT Cooperation.

24 November 2014

CONNECT:Exchange programme for European Entrepreneurs in Brazil >>Applications open until 7th December<<

CONNECT (www.eubrazilconnect.com) is an entrepreneurship programme coordinated by EBN with the support of SPI and co-funded by the European Commission, targeted at European new entrepreneurs starting up businesses with the potential to grow internationally.

31 October 2014

PACE-Net Plus Conference, 9th-11th September 2014 in Bremen (Germany)

Tackling non-communicable diseases or lifestyle options for improved nutrition and well-being; exploring the convergence of science and traditional knowledge in aqua and agriculture for a sustainable and healthy living in the 21st century; and enhancing community resilience in managing environment, water and wastes under a changing climate. These were the main issues addressed through three Think Tanks at the Conference that was held in the framework of PACE-Net Plus (the Pacific Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation)  from the 9th to the 11th of September 2014 in Bremen (Germany).

27 October 2014

SPI is partner of the 5th BioMarine Business Convention

SPI will participate in the 5th BioMarine Business Convention (http://www.biomarine.org/) to be held in October 30th and 31st in Cascais, Portugal.

21 October 2014

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) organized the First CHOICE webinar on the ECs DAE, H2020 and future of EU-China ICT R&D cooperation

The First webinar on the ECs DAE, H2020 and future of EU-China ICT R&D cooperation was organized by SPI on 24th September, 2014. The webinar aimed at improving effectiveness of communication and expanding mutual learning channels between the EU and Chinese National Contact Points (NCPs), building up knowledge on Horizon 2020, its related ICT programmes, as well as on the DAE in China.

17 October 2014

SPI takes part in a Train-the-Trainer course on process optimization methods in Austria

SPI has recently taken part in the Train-the-Trainer course in Wolfsberg, Austria. The course was organized under the scope of the COSIMA project and aims to prepare trainers in applying the instrument of the FIS (Factory in the Seminar Room, originally developed in Germany by the Learning Factory – www.learning-factory.org) in all of the COSIMA participant countries.

02 October 2014

SPI participates in Science, Technology and Innovation Forum in Brasil


Between the 22nd and the 25th of September, SPI participated in the EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum & Tour of Brazil, which took place in Belém, State of Pará, Brazil. Encompassed in the EU project B.BICE+, whose objective is to enhance bilateral cooperation between Brazil and the EU, this event coincided with the XXIV ANPROTEC Seminar on Science Parks and Business Incubation.

29 September 2014

SPI participates in European project – STAYIN – aimed to prevent early school drop-out

A common challenge for the educational systems in Europe is the prevention of early school drop-out. Recognizing the intervention in these contexts as a priority, this European project expands the results of two previous international initiatives: School Inclusion and CESSIT (coordinated by SPI).

24 September 2014

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) participated in the Pacific Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-NET PLUS) Conference and Think Tanks in Bremen, Germany.

SPI participated in the Pacific Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-NET PLUS) Conference and Think Tanks from the 9th to 11th September 2014 in Bremen, Germany. PACE-NET PLUS project supports the EU-Pacific policy dialogue and cooperation for addressing three major societal challenges: health, food and nutrition security, climate change and the environment.

24 September 2014

Final INPROFOOD Conference in Copenhagen on “Food Research, Stakeholder involvement and Public Health”, 14-15 October

The final INPROFOOD conference under the topic “Food Research, Stakeholder involvement and Public Health”, will take place at WHO Europe, UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark, on the 14th and 15th of October.

17 September 2014

PALOP Tech presentation Seminar in Braga

17 July 2014

SPI manages new industrial benchmarking project in Brazil

 

Between the 7 and 11 July 2014 SPI undertook a mission to Brazil, in order to start a new project in Rio Grande do Sul, focusing on developing a methodology for benchmarking with an emphasis on industrial competitiveness.

27 June 2014

CONNECT: SPI supports exchange of entrepreneurs between Europe and Brazil – applications open until 15 July

CONNECT is an entrepreneurship programme co-funded by the European Commission and coordinated by EBN with the support of SPI, which facilitates the exchange of entrepreneurs between Brazil and Europe.
 

16 June 2014

SPI attended Sino-Europe Research and Innovation Collaboration Networking Event


Organized by Beijing Technology Exchange and Promotion Center, Sino-Europe Research and Innovation Collaboration Networking Event was the sub-session of the 3rd China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), took place in China National Convention Center in Beijing on the afternoon of 30th May.

11 June 2014

SPI participated in WHO workshop – The voice of citizens in food, nutrition and health research innovation


As part of the INPROFOOD project, SPI has recently participated in a workshop organized by the European delegation of the World Health Organization that gathered around 70 participants to discuss increasing public engagement in research through a whole-of-society approach.

11 June 2014

SPI promotes seminar under the framework of the PALOPTECH project


On May 27th, SPI presented the research and development project “PALOP TECH” at SANJOTEC - Business and Technology Center, in São João da Madeira.

27 May 2014

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) opens new branch office in Singapore


In the past November 2013, SPI has opened a new branch office in Singapore, following the company’s strategy to improve its business opportunities in the South-east Asia region.

15 May 2014

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) organized the First Dragon STAR Dissemination Workshop in Porto


On the past 14th of May, SPI successfully organized the First Dissemination Workshop that took place in the company’s facilities in Porto. The event attracted 32 participants from different thematic research areas, industrial sectors and universities, as well as a representative from the National Contact Point (NCP).

05 May 2014

SPI to train Horizon2020 National Contact Points in Eastern Europe


Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) was present in Minsk (Belarus) to provide training sessions for the Horizon 2020 National Contact Points in the Eastern Partnership countries. The recently launched Horizon 2020 Programme is the main initiative of the European Commission funding research and innovation.

28 April 2014

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) receives Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) of China


On the past 15th of April 2014, SPI received an Award from the International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN).

24 April 2014

SPI organized a European cluster matchmaking mission during the Mission for Growth Spain 2014


From the 3rd to the 4th of April 2014, SPI organized a cluster matchmaking mission integrated in the “Mission for Growth” to Seville and Merida.

31 March 2014

Collab4Safety - SPI supports the organization of a global food safety event in Moscow, Russia


The 2nd Collab4Safety (C4S) Regional event was held on 18 March 2014 in Russia, with hands-on support from SPI. C4S is an initiative funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (http://www.collab4safety.eu).

19 March 2014

SPI co-organized a MASCOT project high-level conference and participated in the final project meeting in Santiago, Chile


SPI had the pleasure to co-organize the last 6th March a high level dissemination event for the MASCOT - project in Santiago, Chile.

18 March 2014

SPI participates in the "Human Smart Cities: The Future of Cities Today" Lisbon Conference


SPI participated in the "Human Smart Cities: The Future of Cities Today" Conference, held at the Urban Information Center in Lisbon on 13th March 2014.

17 March 2014

SPI in Istanbul to provide training for NCPs of Central Asian countries


Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (www.spieurope.eu) has provided a training session on Innovation Management and Technology Transfer to the National Contact Points (NCP) from different Central Asian countries.

14 March 2014

SPI moves to new premises in Lisbon


In January, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) moved to new premises in Lisbon, which are now on Avenida 5 de Outubro, in the heart of the city.

19 February 2014

INPROFOOD project – SPI participates in the consortium meeting of the project in Italy

The Consortium meeting of the project INPROFOOD was held on the 13th and 14th of February of 2014 in Vicenza, Italy. The meeting was organized by the Italian partner “Observa – Science in Society”.

18 February 2014

Registrations are open to the ACE Acceleration Programme


SPI and a set of European partners are engaged in ACE – Accelerating Crossborder Engagement, a European project aiming to provide a customised approach to internationalisation to 100 startups and SMEs in the ICT sector in order to ensure their rapid entry and growth in international markets.

18 February 2014

SPI organized STI China First Stakeholders Workshop in Brussels


The First Stakeholders Workshop of the project “STI China – Science, Technology and Innovation Performance of China”, coordinated by SPI, took place on the 5th of February 2014, at the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) in Brussels. 

29 January 2014

SPI: Registrations are open to the EMMINVEST coaching programme


Registrations are open to the EMMINVEST coaching programme – available to 90 European mobile services and mobility SMEs.

28 January 2014

SEA-EU-NET2 - SPI participates in the ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days 2014 (STI Days)


The ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days 2014 (STI Days) took place in Bangkok, Thailand, between 21st and 23rd January 2014.

02 January 2014

LinkTADs to bridge the gap between EU’s and China’s research on animal diseases and zoonoses


LinkTADs, launched in November 2013 and funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU, is a three-year project involving 5 European partners, 5 institutions from China and 1 international organisation (FAO).

28 November 2013

SPI – Developing Capacity in Strengthening EU-China Collaboration in ICT Research


SPI has brought its ambition in EU-China research collaboration to a new territory - ICT.

26 November 2013

INPROFOOD - SPI participates in a European conference in the area of food and health


INPROFOOD’s European Open Space Conference took place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (Brussels), on the 15th of November.

21 November 2013

ACE to Provide a Customised Approach to Internationalisation with the support of SPI


The ACE programme will provide intensive one-to-one support to ICT start-ups and SMEs. The official launch of the ACE call for candidates will be 1 January 2014.

08 November 2013

InnoMatNet promotes networking in Materials and Design-driven Innovations in Guimarães


The fifth event of the InnoMatNet project, coordinated by SPI, took place on the 31st of October 2013, at University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal.

01 November 2013

SPI to enhance its key role in EU-China STI Cooperation


SPI has recently concluded a fact-finding mission to China as part of a team of experts under the “Science,Technology and Innovation Performance in China (STI China)” project funded by the European Commission.

19 October 2013

SPI supports the implementation of a regional food safety workshop in Brazil


SPI supported the implementation of a food safety regional workshop in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on 6 October 2013.

18 October 2013

SPI promotes cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the Pacific Region


SPI has recently participated in the kick off meeting of a new project, PACE-Net Plus, in Noumea, New Caledonia. The PACE-Net Plus project is funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.

30 September 2013

SPI to join global cluster network - TCI network


SPI is further enhancing its internationalization process by becoming a member of the TCI Network - the global practitioners’ network for competitiveness, clusters and innovation.

27 September 2013

SPI invited to share expertise on Chinese food market - EU SME Centre


SPI has recently been invited to Arras, France to present a training seminar regarding China´s food market regulations.

19 September 2013

European Open Space Conference in Brussels on Food and Health - Research 2020


A European Open Space Conference on “How can we shape the future of research in food and health?” will take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (Brussels) on the 15th of November. This event is organized by the European project INPROFOOD.

05 September 2013

Final OpenChina-ICT Conference - unique opportunity!


The OpenChina Final Conference will take place on November 5, 2013 in Vilnius at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, i.e. the day before the launch of the European Commission’s ICT 2013 Event.

30 August 2013

SPI extends its international reach by signing Business Collaboration Agreement


SPI has recently become a member of Cluster 55° Business Roaming Agreement, a network of cluster companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

24 July 2013

SPI signs cooperation agreement with leading Russian University


SPI has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Russian Federation.

22 July 2013

SPI in Azores for kick off meeting of FP7 project about Biodiversity


SPI suported the organization and took part in the kick-off meeting (KOM) of the NetBiome-CSA project in Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal) from 9 to 10 July 2013.

09 July 2013

Collab4Safety - SPI promotes collaboration among food safety stakeholders


SPI has developed a global food safety stakeholder online database that aims to build a community contributing to a more sustainable international food safety cooperation.

05 July 2013

EMMINVEST investor discussions in Lisbon, Portugal, on 3 July 2013


The last of 3 Investors Workshops was organized in Lisbon, Portugal, at the same venue of the Future Network and Mobile Summit 2013.

25 June 2013

SPI supports technology-based companies’ development in Angola


Under the ANGOLA TECH project, SPI carried out a mission to Luanda between 16 and 22 June 2013.

17 June 2013

SPI present at the EBN Annual Congress


SPI was present at the EBN Annual Congress, held 29-31 May in Derry/Londonderry, UK.

11 June 2013

Southeast Asia - SPI Explores Opportunities for Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation


SPI recently participated in a 3-week mission in Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand to explore potential cooperation opportunities with ASEAN countries.

04 June 2013

SPI authors provide chapter in new “Handbook of Entrepreneurship Education in the Portuguese Context”


The “Handbook of Entrepreneurship Education in the Portuguese Context” was launched on 23 May 2013 in Lisbon.

03 June 2013

First Emminvest investor workshop successfully held


The first Emminvest investor workshop was successfully held on 21 May 2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria, at Balkan Venture Forum.

14 May 2013

SPI gardens honoured with the Portuguese Prize for Landscape Architecture


The new and recently opened SPI premises in Porto had its gardens honoured with the Portuguese Prize for Landscape Architecture.

13 May 2013

SPI awarded in Beijing


SPI was awarded by the city of Beijing with the title of "Excellent International Partner" for its role in promoting cooperation between European and Chinese companies.

08 May 2013

SPI participates in workshop on “Prospects for Innovation Cooperation between EU and Central Asia” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan


SPI participated in a 2-day workshop in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Prospects for Innovation Cooperation between EU and Central Asia on 25-26 April 2013.

03 May 2013

SPI Organised Executive Study Tour to China


During the week of April 22nd, SPI, with support from the European Business-Innovation-Center Network (EBN), organized an Executive Study Tour aiming to support European companies (mainly SMEs) and business/innovation leaders to explore opportunities for international cooperation with their Chinese counterparts.

22 April 2013

Presentation of the Collective Efficiency Strategies – Clusters Typology Evaluation Study


On April 19th was the Auditorium of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa hosted the public presentation of the Collective Efficiency Strategies (CES) - Clusters Typology Evaluation Study.

16 April 2013

SPI Azores and the Regional Government of Azores unify efforts for the promotion of entrepreneurial activity


A public meeting took place on April 11th in Praia da Vitória (Terceira Island), to present the Strategic Plan for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship 2013-16.

25 March 2013

The Trás-os-Montes region of Portugal positions itself for the next Community Framework Support Programme


European expert disseminates smart specialisation in Bragança.

14 March 2013

FP7 project MASCOT workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Experts in the field of maternal and child health met this week in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), hosted by NIMR (National Institute for Medical Research) in the frame of the FP7 project MASCOT.

08 March 2013

SPI participates in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and co-organizes session for startups in search of investment


SPI conducted a 3-day mission to the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, the world’s largest mobile technologies exhibition. In parallel, the company co-organized the first coaching session for European start-ups in the mobile technologies industry.

01 March 2013

SPI China Reinforces its Strength in China in Innovation and Technology Transfer


SPI Beijing Office was recently relocated to the International Technology Transfer Center, which is a strategic step forward in terms of strengthening its cooperation with major innovative and technology transfer organizations.

05 February 2013

SPI invited for the second time as external expert for EU SME Centre - training seminar in Milan


Following the successful training seminar in Riga, Latvia, last September on the Chinese natural and organic products markets, SPI has recently been invited to present a training seminar in Milan regarding the Chinese consumer goods market on January 30th, 2013.

21 January 2013

SPI embarking on a new endeavor in Colombia


Following the various activities in Brazil, SPI was recently awarded a new project in Latin America “Plan for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Development of the Water Sector in Colombia”, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

15 January 2013

European Commission chooses SPI to study Science, Technology and Innovation performance of China


Following the success completion of the ChinaAccess4EU and its growing knowledge gained in another ongoing project (Dragon STAR), SPI recently won the highly competitive bid of DG Research and Innovation on “Science, Technology and Innovation performance of China”.

02 January 2013

SPI promotes cooperation between EU and Southeast Asian countries on Science and Technology


SPI recently participated in the kick-off meeting of a new European Commission project, SEA-EU-NET 2, financed by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) in Brussels.

10 December 2012

Workshop in Brussels within a 7th EU Framework Programme project coordinated by SPI


The second event of the Innomatnet project, coordinated by SPI, will take place on the 11th of December 2012, at the Brussels Info Place (BIP).

06 December 2012

SPI promotes innovation cooperation between the EU and Jordan


A three – day mission to Jordan, between 25th and 27th of November, was conducted by SPI under the Framework of the “Support for International Cooperation on Innovation Policy” project of the European Commission.

22 November 2012

SPI in FP7 MASCOT experts’ meeting in Johannesburg


Between the 29 and 31st October, SPI took part in the experts workshop and consortium meeting held in Johannesburg (South Africa) in the frame of MASCOT project.

05 November 2012

SPI conducts an internationalisation mission to the Brazilian and Chilean market


Between the 16th and 26th of October SPI has coordinated the international cooperation mission of Campus do Mar with Brazil and Chile.

19 October 2012

SPI inaugurates new facilities in Porto


Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) has inaugurated on October 18th their new headquarters facilities, at Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, n. º 1376, Porto. The opening was marked by a cocktail to various invitees.

04 October 2012

CPC Alliance - SPI supports collaboration between clusters in Portugal and China


Present in China since 1999, SPI has launched the CPC Alliance - Portugal China Cluster Alliance. This innovative project aims to support the internationalization of clusters in Portugal and China.

27 September 2012

SPI presents the results of its participation in the Lifelong Learning Program projects


This year there were several results of SPI participation in the Lifelong Learning Program projects.

21 September 2012

SPI participates in the 2012 Zhongguancun Annual Forum Held in Beijing


On 13 and 14 September the 2012 Zhongguancun Forum took place in Beijing, a high-level international summit co-hosted by several institutions.

11 September 2012

Workshop in Warsaw within a 7th EU Framework Programme project coordinated by SPI


The 1st workshop of the European project InnoMatNet, coordinated by the SPI, will take place at the Polytechnic University of Warsaw (Poland), on September 18th.

03 September 2012

SPI has successfully completed the World Bank project in Brazil


Between 27 and 31 August, SPI was in São Luís do Maranhão to finish the activities of the development of the town’s Tourism Cluster.

10 August 2012

SPI supports the development of technology-based companies in Mozambique


From 24 to 31 July, 2012, SPI's organized a mission to Mozambique in which the PALOP TECH MOZAMBIQUE project was presented to the Confederation of Business Associations of Mozambique (CTA).

27 July 2012

SPI and Azores Regional Government joint efforts in the S3 Platform Seminar


On 4th and 5th June 2012, in the wake of accession to the Azores S3 Platform of the European Commission, the seminar "Platform S3 - Towards Specialization Smart Strategies for Regions" was held in Ponta Delgada.

19 July 2012

SPI is promoting a series of Workshops on Research, Development and Innovation Management (R&DI)


In the context of the ACTOR project – Promoting the certification of TICE networked companies, SPI and Inova-Ria are promoting a series of workshops on management of R&DI with a view to obtaining certification in this area under the Portuguese standard NP 4457:2007.

10 July 2012

China-Portugal Technology Fair Held Successfully


In an initiative supported by SPI and AICEP, the China-Portugal Technology Fair was held successfully in the International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN) Business Center in Beijing on July 5, 2012.

06 July 2012

SPI is participating in various projects under the European Life Long Learning programme


SPI is currently involved in various European projects. In June we would like to highlight its participation in three European Life Long Learning projects: IN PATH, JAKIN II and ECON-IT 2. 

29 June 2012

Societal engagement in food and health research


The INPROFOOD project aims to foster the dialogue and mutual learning between industry, academia and civil society already in the earliest stages of the research processes directed towards developing innovative approaches (technical and social) for dealing with the food and health challenge.

21 June 2012

SPI organises internationalisation missions to Brazil and China


From 13 – 19th May and 3 – 9th June, SPI organized missions for Campus do Mar to explore international cooperation with Brazil and China.

13 June 2012

SPI Ventures organizes business mission to Portugal for Spanish entrepreneurs


A group of young entrepreneurs from the Andalucian region of Spain, were in Portugal during the last week of May, to visit business centres and incubators from the North and Centre of Portugal, in an initiative promoted by the Foundation “Andalucía Emprende” under the program Euroempleo, co-financianced by the European Union through the European Social Fund.

28 May 2012

FAHRE project presented at ISEKI Food 4 Meeting


On 10th May, the FAHRE project – Food and Health Research in Europe, coordinated by SPI and supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, was presented at the ISEKI Food 4 Meeting (Erasmus Network) which took place at the Biotechnology Institute in Porto.

10 May 2012

Workshop: Encouraging EU-China Collaboration on Innovation Policy, 22nd–24th May 2012, Beijing


On behalf of the European Commission, SPI and Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (Germany) organized a three-day workshop, under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.

09 May 2012

SPI promotes collaboration, knowledge transfer and the creation of new alliances between european R&D institutions


The kick-off meeting of the project “InnoMatNet – Networking of Materials Laboratories and Innovation Actors in Various Industrial Sectors for Product and Process Innovation” took place on May 3rd and 4th, at the premises of SPI Porto.

30 April 2012

SPI fosters the EU-China S&T Collaboration


SPI is involved in a new FP7 project funded by the European Commission DG Research and Innovation: DRAGON STAR (Sustaining Technology And Research) – Bilat with China.

24 April 2012

SPI facilitates the S&T Dialogue between Europe and Southeast Asia


SPI is the Portuguese partner in the new project SEA-EU-NET 2, funded by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) under FP7.

18 April 2012

EMMINVEST: SPI accelerates the growth of mobile and mobility SMEs


02 April 2012

Conference “China for Portuguese companies”


27 March 2012

SPI in the International Technology Transfer Beijing Conference 2012


23 March 2012

SPI in Manila, Philippines – Entrepreneurial Mission to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)


SPI, represented by Sara Medina, Member of the Board, was one of the 10 Portuguese companies in the Consulting, Energy and infrastructures sectors attending an Entrepreneurial Mission to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines, from the 19th to the 23rd of March, 2012.

21 March 2012

SPI participates in debate about cooperation to combate in equalitieis in maternal and infant health in Costa Rica


From 12-16 March, SPI attended a training workshop for national experts and a project meeting for the partnership of the MASCOT project (FP7 project), in San José, Costa Rica.

21 February 2012

Seminar “Investing in Innovation - Perspectives of a Venture Capitalist”


SPI Ventures, together with the Office of Public Affairs of the Embassy of the United States in Portugal, will organize on 1st March 2012, 2:30-4:30 p.m., the seminar Investing in Innovation - Perspectives of a Venture Capitalist, with the Managing Director of The Women’s Venture Capital Fund, Monica Dodi.

10 February 2012

SPI leads Inter American Development Bank consultancy project in Peru


SPI is the leader of a consortium that has been selected by the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) to provide consultancy services to improve the use of the Mining Canon funds by Public Universities in Peru.

27 January 2012

SPI Azores founded in Ponta Delgada


As a means to continue the expansion of the activities that SPI and SPI Ventures has seen recently in the autonomous region of the Azores, SPI Azores was founded.

13 January 2012

SPI organizes a new mission to Brazil


From 12 to 23rd December SPI visited the states of Maranhão and São Paulo to follow up on projects and partnerships it has been developing in Brazil.

13 January 2012

SPI leads project of the Inter American Development Bank in Peru


SPI was awarded a project from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) called “Consultoría para mejorar el uso de los recursos del Canon por parte de las Universidades Públicas” in Peru.

27 December 2011

SPI promotes cooperation between the EU and the USA in Washington, D.C.


With a view to exchanging good practice in innovation policies and programmes between the European Union and the United States of America, SPI organised a workshop in Washington, D.C., in December.

20 December 2011

SPI signed an agreement that will stimulate Portuguese SMEs to go to China


In November, SPI signed a cooperation agreement with the French-Chinese organization Dpark, with the aim to provide a group of professional services to Portuguese companies that would like to establish or strengthen their presence in China.

25 November 2011

Workshop on support to cooperation and fostering of innovation in the Euro-Mediterranean region


SPI was the organization responsible for the organisation of the MEDA workshop, an event held from 24 - 26 October 2011 in Milan, Italy, to strengthen the convergence of innovation policies and practices in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

02 November 2011

Innovation and Internationalization for SMEs - Shanghai, 7th November 2011


The Seminar will serve as a platform to promote further collaborations between European and Chinese SMEs as well as a great networking event. Registration is free of charge and cocktail reception is provided at the end of the seminar.

31 October 2011

Workshops in China dinamize access for EU researchers


In the context of the European Commission funded project “ChinaAccess4EU” and with a view to dinamizing access and participation of EU researchers in Chinese innovation and research projects, a series of workshops coordinated by SPI will take place in Chinese cities at the beginning of November.

11 July 2011

Urban Network "Blue Corridor " - Programa to attract investment, Improve Skills in the Business Sector


In the context of the project PROMOINVEST – Network for Business Promotion of the Urban Network "Blue Corridor", SPI is preparing a program to attract investment and improve skills in the business sector, in partnership with the municipality of Vendas Novas.

11 July 2011

Inter-municipal communities – Locally-based entrepreneurship


SPI is supporting the inter-municipal communities of the regions “Baixo Mondego” and “Pinhal Interior Norte” in the design of regional programmes to promote entrepreneurship in the period 2011-2015.

15 June 2011

Angola – SPI presents the report GEM Angola 2010


On 9th June, SPI presented, in Luanda, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2010 for Angola.

09 May 2011

ISCTE Business School: Executive week in China and the USA


After the success of the first “Executive Week”, which took place in China in 2010 with the support of SPI, the students of the Executive MBA from ISCTE Business School will have the opportunity once again in 2011 to have a glimpse at the Chinese and US business realities, through participation in further event that will take place in these countries.

 

09 May 2011

Alentejo – SPI in the second edition of the Inovagri Programme


SPI is, once again, responsible for the consulting component of the Inovagri Programme, which is aimed at agricultural cooperatives.

31 March 2011

Clipping: Innovation is where the profit lies (Jornal de Negócios)


On 24th March 2011, the newspaper Jornal de Negócios published a report about Innovation in companies and its importance for the national economy. This article included contributions from various specialists including Sara Medina, member the board of SPI.

31 March 2011

SPI has already supported more than 20 organizations in the implementation and certification of their R&D and Innovation Management Systems


Four years ago SPI was the first organization in Portugal to receive certification of its R&D and Innovation Management System according to the standard NP 4457:2007. Now, it has already supported more than 20 other companies through the implementation and certification of their systems.

11 March 2011

Achieving greater cooperation and coordination in European Food and Health research: a recent workshop under the project FAHRE


FAHRE is coordinated by SPI and intends to support research funding and policy developers in food and health achieve increased cooperation and help strengthen the European Research Area (ERA).

10 March 2011

Kick-off meetings held for 3 new European projects


At the end of 2010, SPI initiated 3 new European projects, which are supported by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning programme: STRESSLESS, BEST FORM and Mol@M.

11 February 2011

Accelet: Strategic partnership strengthen with new projects


After the success of the introduction of Chinese language courses for foreigners through the online platform MasterChinese, SPI and Accelet Corporation presented a new ebusiness platform dedicated to the sale of corporate clothing: Buy Corporate Apparel.

10 February 2011

SPI – European Project Highlights


Currently SPI participates in various European projects. For projects in the area of training, the following activities in the month of February can be highlighted: workshops in the context of CESSIT and new contents to be released short in the context of the project Free.

17 January 2011

SPI – European Project Highlights


Currently SPI is participating in various European projects. Recent highlights include its participation in the second transnational meeting of the project STITCH in January and the conclusion of the project TFG at the end of 2010.

07 January 2011

Madeira – SPI publishes “Tourism Collection”


In January, Funchal was the location for the launch of SPI’s set of training materials devoted to the topic of tourism.

13 December 2010

Technology transfer - SPI creates partnerships in the Chinese market


SPI has signed an agreement with the Chinese company Coway International TechTrans, a leading technology transfer and marketing services provider in China.

13 December 2010

FEUP - Business & Innovation Network


SPI participated in the Business & Innovation Network, held between 10-12 November at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto.

25 October 2010

Azores: SPI participates in the Integrated Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation


SPI was contracted by the Azores Regional Government to provide technical know-how in the fields of science and technology, in order to prepare the legal framework section of the science, technology and innovation incentive system of this Autonomous Region.

25 October 2010

Brazil: SPI develops the Tourism Cluster Development Plan of São Luís


SPI held, in early September, the first in-country visit to São Luís in order to begin the preparation of the draft Tourism Cluster Development Plan of São Luís.

25 October 2010

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2010


SPI is currently developing the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report 2010 (GEM) for Portugal, the Azores and Angola.

13 October 2010

SPI presents a new Institutional Website

SPI has just published its new institutional website, in Portuguese, English and Spanish, accessible through the URL www.spi.pt.

SPI organizes the Cluster Managers Workshop: an international dialogue on research based industrial clusters in the Black Sea Region in Kiev

 

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI – www.spieurope.eu) co-organized, together with the Institute for Economics and Forecasting Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (IEF) and the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR), the international event: “Clusters Managers Seminar”.