To support its activities, ISQ has a modern and well-equipped network of knowledge and technology centres, R&D+i centres, centres of excellence and accredited laboratories.
Knowledge and Technology Centres
The KTC – Knowledge and Technology Centres, are functional units with dedicated and technologically equipped physical facilities, including accredited laboratories. They focus on certain areas of knowledge and house multiple skills, acting as centres for interaction with new areas of science and technology. They assess technological readiness, research trends and future applications, and the capacity to apply new technologies on the market, including the provision of consultancy and engineering services for the application of technology in the Portuguese business fabric.
Oeiras – ISQ Campus in Taguspark
With a floor area of over 80 thousand square metres and multiple buildings, laboratories and technological facilities, the Taguspark KTC brings together multiple skills from areas as different as metrology and structures, noise and vibration, personnel training and qualification, digital transformation and software engineering, mathematical models, processes and safety, chemicals, the environment, agribusiness and the pharmaceutical industry, among other areas.
Grijó – Vila Nova de Gaia
With a floor space of over 7 thousand square meters and several buildings, laboratories and technological facilities, the Grijó KTC creates solutions for the services sector and for Industry, encompassing the areas of materials, process and production engineering, digitalisation and robotisation of industry, software quality, testing and metrology.
The Castelo Branco KTC works in the Aerospace and Aeronautical sector, working in partnership with the ESA and aircraft manufacturers to develop safer and more efficient solutions. The skills of this KTC include climatic, ATP, structural, thermodynamic and vibration tests, which also address the needs of the automotive, railways, naval and industrial sectors due to the range of technologies and tests available
The Loulé KTC is especially geared towards inspection, testing and metrology skills in the services and industrial sectors
The Monção KTC works on the modernisation of industry, with a particular focus on the Automotive Industry, both in terms of development, tests and trials of components and new materials, and the optimisation of production using robots and process engineering.
The Sines KTC focuses on the Oil, Gas and Processing industry and Energy Production, in close cooperation with the surrounding industrial cluster to come up with safety, compliance, environmental and efficiency solutions.
The Viseu KTC supports the surrounding services and industry cluster, involving tests, inspections and metrology.
Centres for Research and Development + Innovation
Our R&D+i Centres (Research and Development + Innovation) focus on basic and applied science research and the application of future technologies in solutions that are ready to be put on the market, and on the optimisation of technologies and processes. They are distributed in the different KTCs and work in coordination with national and international institutions to contribute to the progress and evolution of knowledge.
Centres of Competence – Affiliated Companies
Since the 1990s, ISQ has invested in new businesses and companies which, in some cases, are spin-offs from its activity, and in others are simply the result of new opportunities or the benchmarking of its own activities. This network of affiliated companies represents specific centres of competence, some of which are leaders in their segments.
National and International Consortia, Partnerships and Protocols
Our Knowledge Network is supported by a group of external nodes that extend and multiply its capacity to add and create value. From consortia to associations, some led by ISQ, our presence allows us to capitalise on and contribute to knowledge.
Our network of fixed and mobile accredited laboratories covers the entire territory.