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 / 27.2.2024

Connecting Academia and Industry: Welcoming 2024 Master's Students


We continue our tradition of welcoming a dynamic group of master's students each year, who choose to embark on a journey of discovery, development, and real-world application by developing their master theses within our research centre.


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 16.2.2024

AUTONOMOUS: Co-designing for Dementia


In the sphere of innovation and technology development, the approach of co-design holds a pivotal role, particularly when it comes to creating solutions that are inclusive and accessible for users with specific needs. A perfect example of this approach in action is the co-design sessions implemented recently in Italy, as part of the project AUTONOMOUS.


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 15.2.2024

Enhanced human movement analysis earns Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS a new patent


We are proud to announce that our research center has recently been awarded a new patent, marking the third patent for Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS in 2023. This patent introduces an innovative method for an integrated, multifactorial, and adaptive approach to fall risk evaluation, fall detection, and fall prevention.


Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS / 8.2.2024

Embracing Connection


Recognizing the importance of networking and interacting with colleagues in a relaxed environment, we organize monthly get-togethers, a new tradition that kicked off last 6 Feb, with simultaneous events in both Porto and Lisbon.