Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI)
SPI is a private consulting company created in 1996 as an active centre of national and international networks connected to the SME and innovation sectors. Since its inception, SPI has become a leading promoter of linkages between private sector companies, science and technology institutions, national and international organizations, public and private organizations.
SPI has more than 80 full-time staff located in the various offices of the company - including in Portugal (Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra, Évora and Azores), China (Beijing and Macao), Spain (Santiago de Compostela) and USA (Washington D.C. and California). In addition, SPI has an affiliated office in Belgium (Brussels) through the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN). SPI is very experienced in working with the European Commission and DG Research & Innovation, including in over 25 FP7/CIP and now over 35 H2020 projects across a range of research themes and normally including a strong international component such as nanosciences, nanotechnologies, NMP, ICT, smart energy, environment, food, biotechnology, health, international cooperation of science, technology and innovation, and space. SPI has a wide-ranging experience, including in international cooperation within and outside the EU, funded by public and private sources.