Polytechnic of Porto occupies the first position in the ranking of polytechnics and is placed in the upper segments of the national higher education ranking. It stands out for its ability to instruct students with knowledge needed for the working market.
Leading company in Portugal in innovation services and one of the leaders in Europe. It delivers highly specialized services in research exploitation, technology transfer and innovation management to clients in public administration, research and private businesses
Business oriented leader of innovation and technology providers. With focusing on applied research and technology development, it plays a key role in transferring technology and know-how in Styria, Austria.
One of the leading hospital in the Norte region, and one of the few structures at national level with responsiveness across all line of health care. It is a reference of innovation and knowledge in the Cardiology Service.
Private institution of social solidarity, with intervention in health, special education, environment and Social assistance. It runs the Norte Rehabilitation Centre, which targets programs aimed at physical rehabilitation.
NORTEXCEL2020 already mobilized close to 20 members from high-level research & innovation organizations, advanced users and companies that will contribute to this initiative.
Be the leading international centre in medical technology innovation
Promote and conduct applied research, innovation and knowledge transfer activities in the health domain, complying with regional and European societal challenges, in order to boost competitiveness and sustainable economic development of the Norte region of Portugal
NORTEXCEL2020 positions itself as the umbrella capable of federating different knowledge bases, integrating resources and knowledge and effectively interfacing with the market
NORTEXCEL2020 starts where the other institutions usually stop, developing a highly specialized unit in applied research and technology transfer, improving cooperation levels across the innovation system and optimizing the use of resources. The centre of excellence has 4 core areas of activity to fulfill its mission. There are 3 main cross cutting R&D+I groups on cancer, cardio and care, gathering high level knowledge in advanced materials, medical technologies and ICT.
Innovation with a purpose