R&D Investment: € 55 M | HR: 550 | 22 patents
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The science developed in the academia contributes to the re-launch of the footwear industry.
The platform is already used by nutrition clinics in Portugal and Brazil.
Technology awarded was adopted by multinational market leaders.
The consortium aims to develop an eco-friendly innovative process.
14 editions| 383 entrepreneurs | 167 business ideas | 25 companies
Automobile components | 40% weight reduction| 10% cost reduction
Spin-off (2010) | Health and food safety diagnostics kits | investment: € 1.7 M
University of Minho occupies a core place, counting with the largest number of links with interface institutions and technology centres.
Diagnosis of the Research and Innovation National System, Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), May, 2013
UMinho encourages the creation of spin-offs, enhancing the resulting knowledge of its scientific and technological research activities. The 40 spin-offs of UMinho represent more than 6M€ in sales and employ 165 collaborators. More information at http://goo.gl/JJCPYb.
The success of the research carried out by UMinho is reflected in the technology transfer indicators. The strong commitment to collaborate between researchers and companies, is reflected in the number of patents. Between 2010 and 2015, 157 patents registered, more than 50 implemented. In 2015, 47 new requests of patents registered, and UMinho was the Portuguese university with the highest number of registered patents in the European Patent Office. More information at https://goo.gl/CQKdH0.
The interaction of UMinho with the interface units based on the Campi of Gualtar (Braga) and Azurém (Guimarães) are the result of partnerships between the university, municipalities, governmental agencies, business associations and companies which have a central place within the current socioeconomic context: