Main Highlights


(January) – DeM - Deus ex Machina - has officially started.



(August) – ShopView wins the Sonae Companies Innovation Award.  

(December) – my-AHA - My Active Ageing Against Cognitive Frailty - has officially started. 



(February) – mWaterSafety project is launched.  



(May) – Fall and ICT4D Competence Centers are approved.



(30th of November) – 1st Technology License Agreement.



(2nd of May) – AICOS moves its offices from Campo alegre to Asprela.

(April) – REMPARK 1st Research Project Acquired.



(12th of March) – the Portuguese Government formally declares Fraunhofer Portugal as an institution of Public Common Interest (Pessoa Colectiva de Utilidade Pública).



(1st of January) – The Associação takes over AICOS from UP.

(April) – eCaalyx 1st EU AAL Joint Program Research Project.

(15th of July) – Fraunhofer AICOS starts working on its first Government Contract Research.

(December) – 1st Awarded App in International Contests.



(5th of May) – the Fraunhofer AICOS research center began its activities, as a joint project between the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Universidade do Porto.

(19th of August) – Fraunhofer AICOS starts working on its first Industry Contract Research.

(4th of November) – the Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research (Fraunhofer Portugal) was officially founded. Fraunhofer Portugal was created to drive the collaboration framework defined in the initial MoU, as a vehicle to help establish Fraunhofer AICOS in Portugal.



(18th of April) – a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Portuguese Government and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, in order to establish a long-term collaboration focused on emerging technologies, exploring mutual interests in science and technology oriented towards social well-being, economic growth and quality of life.