Competing in this years’ edition were R&D projects from areas such as: smart vehicles; urban mobility; energy management for buildings; and maritime community networks and services.
The goal of the Fraunhofer Portugal Tech Transfer Awards is to distinguish R&D projects developed by R&D institutions of the National Scientific and Technological System (SCTN) in cooperation with industry companies, with special focus on projects that contribute to a positive impact in the quality of life of citizens and companies’ competitiveness, that are based on research of practical utility and apply or promote best practices of knowledge transfer in the area of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).
In the awards ceremony held at Fraunhofer AICOS’ headquarters in Porto, the winning projects voted by the jury were:
> 1st Place – INNOVCAR - Inovação para Veículos Inteligentes (Universidade do Minho);
> 2nd Place – MareCom - Redes e Serviços Marítimos Comunitários (INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência)
> 3rd Place – Generation.mobi - Rede social de devices interativos para uma nova geração de mobilidade urbana (FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto).
Also competing in the event where two other projects: “AVIGAE - Assistente Virtual Inteligente para a Gestão Ativa da Energia em Edifícios” and “GREEDi - Plataforma inteligente e segura para gestão de recursos energéticos em edifícios de grande dimensão”, both coming from ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto.
The monetary prizes awarded in this initiative, developed under the scope of project "CTFhP – Collective Transfer Fraunhofer Portugal", aim at boosting the technology transfer activities developed by the winning institutions, concerning the research line that constitute the basis of each project.
“Fraunhofer Portugal Tech Transfer Awards” is an initiative promoted under the scope of project “CTFhP – Collective Transfer Fraunhofer Portugal”, co-funded by “NORTE 2020 – Programa Operacional Regional do Norte”, “Portugal 2020” and the European Union through the “FEDER – Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional”.