Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação - SPI

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação - SPI

SPI is a private consulting company created in 1997 as an active centre of national and international networks connected to the SME and innovation sectors. From its onset, SPI embraced the mission of managing projects that promote regional, national and international development, stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge management and encourage internationalization and creation of strategic partnerships and business relationships. SPI has become a leading promoter of linkages between private sector companies, science and technology institutions, and national and international public and private organizations. SPI has 75 full-time staff located in the various offices of the company in Portugal (Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra and Ponta Delgada), China (Beijing and Macao), Singapore, Spain (Santiago de Compostela), and the USA (Washington D.C. and California). The company also has an affiliated office in Brussels, Belgium through the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN). 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spi---sociedade-portuguesa-de-inova-o/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sociedadeportuguesadeinovacao/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SPI_SOC

Contact Person: 
Mr Ana Rossetto
MARKETS & USERS

Current Users: 
SMEs, Research Institutes, Scientific communities which are looking for partners for EU funded projects

User Categories: 
Researchers

Specific needs / Value Proposition: 
The ICT sector has been one of SPI’s focus areas in many national and international (FP7/CIP and H2020) projects we have participated in. At a national level, SPI has performed the national ICT sector study in Portugal for a regional industrial association. At an international level, SPI has participated in various projects related to smart energy, smart cities, supporting ICT related start-ups and SMEs, developing ICT companies’ networks, developing online platforms for dissemination and networking, among others. SPI’s role in all these national and international projects often includes a focus on developing policy and programme recommendations as well as dissemination activities.

Specific benefits / Value Proposition: 
Specific international projects worth mentioning include the H2020 project EXCITING – EU-China study on IoT and 5G (https://euchina-iot5g.eu/); CHOICE - Strengthening China Collaboration on ICT research with Europe (FP7) (http://projects.sigma-orionis.com/choice/); SMART CAMPUS project - Building-User Learning Interaction for Energy Efficiency (FP7); MyNeighbourhood project (FP7); SAVE ENERGY in which SPI contributed to the development of ICT policy recommendations (provided in Green Paper and discussed at meeting with Members of the European parliament); EMMINVEST - European Mobile and Mobility industries international that focused on developing the design of a new cross-border funding facility in Europe, and the Impact of the e-Economy on Entrepreneurship and Start-up Development in the ICT Sector – Europe. We have also recently been awarded a new H2020 project, YAKSHA - Cybersecurity Awareness and Knowledge Systemic High-level Application that aims to enhance Europe and Southeast Asia cooperation and partnerships in the cybersecurity domain. The proposal ranked number 1 out of 70 applicants with a score of 14,5. SPI is often a preferred partner because of our experience in dissemination, communication and exploitation-related activities. Through our dedicated design team, we can work and lead the development of a project’s visual identity, brochures/flyers/posters, management of social media platforms, coordinating stakeholder engagement events, among others. As with all the proposals we are involved in, we are always very keen to be an active provider of contributions to the proposal development, including specific sections and WP descriptions.

OWNER DETAILS
Owner (incl. Joint ownership): 
SPI

Owner type: Small & Medium Enterprise

Country: 
Portugal
Delivery Model: 
Expert service

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