Porto Research, Technology & Innovation Center seeks to bring together several research centers and groups from P.PORTO in a single physical space, forming a superstructure dedicated to research, technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Supported by a culture of applied research, transversal and with a significant impact on society, P.PORTO has 24 research centers and groups in a wide range of knowledge areas, from Engineering, Business Sciences, Education, Sport, Arts, Health, Tourism, Media and Design.
Polytechnic's of Porto new ecosystem strengthens the idea of an environment that stimulates synergies, the fertile crossing between areas of knowledge, adding skills and teams, fostering cooperation and formation of joint projects, in a space of knowledge, science, transfer and reproduction in line with international best practices.
To support the activities of training, innovation and entrepreneurship, PORTIC also integrates Porto Global Hub, the interface unit of the Polytechnic Porto, which supports innovation in teaching models and training in collaboration with companies, the transfer of knowledge and technology, entrepreneurship and incubation, and the provision of services to the community.
This model allows collaborative work between the R&D units, and with industry, facilitates the involvement of P.PORTO in consortia and research projects while promoting the acceleration of ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset.
The complex consists of 3 interconnected buildings, including structures such as offices, laboratories, meeting rooms and auditoriums, leisure areas, as well as a bar and a pool, comprising an area of more than 16 thousand square meters.