Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

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Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a private, not-for-profit organization, of public interest, a partnership of nine institutions with research and development in the field of Telecommunications

IT mission is to create and disseminate new knowledge and support advanced training in the broad field of the Technologies of Information, Communications and Electronics (TICE), with a special emphasis on Telecommunications,

As an Associated Laboratory IT mission addresses societal challenges by providing enabling TICE through transdisciplinary cooperation with specialists in relevant fields.

IT is actively involved in fundamental and applied research both at national and international levels. IT also plays its role towards public society with public awareness initiatives, knowledge transfer to industry, and by providing consulting services on a non-competing basis.

IT is organized around three sites and 4 branches

  • Aveiro, in the University Campus
  • Coimbra, at Site II of the University of Coimbra
  • Lisbon, at Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Porto, at the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto
  • Covilhã, at the University of Beira Interior
  • Leiria, at the Leiria Polytechnic
  • Lisbon, at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Some IT researchers are located also at other Portuguese higher education units namely at the universities of Algarve, Évora and Nova de Lisboa, and the polytechnics of Lisbon, Setúbal and Tomar.

Scientific expertise in IT, from which follow its main research and education activities, spans the Thematic Lines:

  • Wireless Technologies
  • Optics and Phtonics
  • Information and Data Science
  • Networks and Services
  • Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies

IT members (about 200 PhD holding integrated researchers) are organized into research clusters and groups, which cover most of the R&D areas in Telecommunications and supporting sciences and technologies. IT hosts annually about 250 PhD students and about 200 MSc students.

Advanced laboratory facilities are available in most Thematic Lines of IT to support applied research, which is carried out in the framework of national and international projects in cooperation with similar research institutions worldwide. Each year IT is involved in more than 170 projects, of which about 30-40 have European funding, obtained in a competitive basis.

IT actively promotes a high level of scientific research trough a "Quality Policy", issued in 2011, which includes an annual evaluation of its members' scientific production, and a reward/sanction system. Yearly, IT scientific output nears 30 books and book chapters, 450+ papers in international scientific peer refereed journals (of which 95% in Q1+Q2 journal), 450+ papers in conference proceedings and 5+ filed patents.


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IST
Instituto Superior Técnico

Founder

Universidade de Aveiro
Universidade de Aveiro

Founder

Universidade de Coimbra
Universidade de Coimbra

Founder

Altice Labs
Altice Labs

Founder

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Nokia Solutions and Networks

Partner

Universidade da Beira Interior
Universidade da Beira Interior

Partner

Universidade do Porto
Universidade do Porto

Partner

Universidade do Porto
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Partner

Universidade do Porto
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria

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