INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP R&D
The FEUP Industry Liaison Office has a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges companies are facing to compete in demanding international markets and can identify opportunities to improve processes, products and services. After diagnosis, consortium or subcontracted research may be proposed and funding instruments activated.
CO-LOCATED INNOVATION CENTRES
Universities are economic engines, as they are major contributors to the innovation processes, the key driver of corporate competitive advantage. Companies may consider strategic the co-location of their innovation centres in the campus, benefiting from the proximity to the talent and the knowledge production of the University.
Endowed chairs are crucial for recruiting and retaining the highest-quality faculty, which also attracts the brightest students. Corporations support endowed chairs in strategic long-term areas of interest, to give back to institutions that provide them with creative talent and to strengthen the relationship with people who can inspire innovation and creative ideas.