Research Centres

Fraunhofer Portugal currently materialises itself through the Fraunhofer Portugal Research Centre for Assistive Information and Communication Solutions (AICOS), located in Porto and born in 2009 following a partnership between the Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), the Foundation for Science and Technology and the University of Porto (UP).


Fraunhofer AICOS


From its debut with 12 employees, AICOS now has two offices in Portugal employing circa 80 researchers.

With a client portfolio from a broad range of areas, such as health, agriculture, retail or energy, AICOS has consolidated competences in:


> Human-Centred Design

> Artificial Intelligence

> Cyber-Physical Systems


AICOS’ track record in institutional and commercial collaborations has built a wide network of active partners. Since 2009, AICOS has been involved in 10 European projects and established partnerships with over 150 organizations in 31 countries.


For more detailed information about its purpose and activities, please visit