Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research


Fraunhofer Portugal


The Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research (Fraunhofer Portugal), is a non-profit private association founded by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organisation for applied research in Europe.


A Driving Force in Innovation


Fraunhofer Portugal aims on the creation of scientific knowledge capable of generating added value to its clients and partners, exploring technology innovations oriented towards economic growth, the social well-being and the improvement of the quality of life of its end-users.


Research of Practical Utility


Fraunhofer Portugal promotes and coordinates the cooperation between its research centers, other research institutions and Industry partners, with the objective of undertaking applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprises and of wide benefit to society.


Fraunhofer Portugal Latest News


New patent granted to FhP-AICOS’ solution


Fraunhofer Portugal was granted a European patent (EP3695775A1).


Portuguese-German Parliamentary group of the Deutsche Bundestag visits Fraunhofer Portugal




The University of Debrecen visits Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS on an exploratory trip for new research partners


Technology and sustainability hand in hand in the final of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2022

Happening in our R&D centres


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 31.7.2023

New patent granted to FhP-AICOS’ solution


Fraunhofer Portugal was granted a European patent (EP3695775A1) on a Smartphone-based handheld optical device and method for capturing non-mydriatic retinal images.


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 5.7.2023

FhP-AICOS: semi-finalist discovery award winner by the Longitude Prize on Dementia


The awarded solution proposed by the team consists of a ubiquitous, modular, artificial intelligence-powered human activity recognition solution, including a smartwatch and a smartphone app for people with dementia, a desktop app for formal and informal caregivers, and a repository of procedural tasks.


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 3.7.2023

The Fraunhofer Thaler Award


FhP-AICOS’ Director and President of the Executive Board of Fraunhofer Portugal, Liliana Ferreira, was granted the prestigious Fraunhofer Thaler Award. By the hands of Johann Feckl, the award was granted for “outstanding leadership and significant achievements in the field of applied research".


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 30.6.2023

From Grape to Glass: How AI is Revolutionizing Vineyard Management


Producers and entrepreneurs in the Demarcated Douro Region (DDR) now have at their disposal a mobile technology with AI for monitoring pests in vineyards, which is one of the biggest threats to the Region's wine sector.