INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies.

Present in 6 sites in the cities of Porto, Braga and Vila Real, INESC TEC is the largest R&D institution in Portugal covering the integrated value chain from knowledge production to science based innovation in broad spectrum of areas in Electronics, Electrical and Information Engineering, Computation and Information Sciences, Physics, Economics and Management.

As an institution operating at the interface of the academic and business worlds, bringing closer together academia, companies, public administration, and society, INESC TEC typically applies the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, seeking value creation and immediate social relevance.