Connecting Academia and Industry: Welcoming 2024 Master's Students


We continue our tradition of welcoming a dynamic group of master's students each year, who choose to embark on a journey of discovery, development, and real-world application by developing their master theses within our research centre.



AUTONOMOUS: Co-designing for Dementia


In the sphere of innovation and technology development, the approach of co-design holds a pivotal role, particularly when it comes to creating solutions that are inclusive and accessible for users with specific needs. A perfect example of this approach in action is the co-design sessions implemented recently in Italy, as part of the project AUTONOMOUS.



Enhanced human movement analysis earns Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS a new patent


We are proud to announce that our research center has recently been awarded a new patent, marking the third patent for Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS in 2023. This patent introduces an innovative method for an integrated, multifactorial, and adaptive approach to fall risk evaluation, fall detection, and fall prevention.



Embracing Connection


Recognizing the importance of networking and interacting with colleagues in a relaxed environment, we organize monthly get-togethers, a new tradition that kicked off last 6 Feb, with simultaneous events in both Porto and Lisbon.




Pioneering AI Solutions: Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS Hosts AI Ideation Workshop for Ramada Group


This event marks a significant advance towards fostering collaboration and igniting the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the industry.



Anathema won an honourable mention at the 2nd Oncosexology Congress


The poster entitled "Promoting sexual health among colorectal cancer survivors: Randomised controlled trial (Anathema)" was selected as one of the six best posters presented at the Congress.



And the winners of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2023 are…


José Pedro Pinto, Rafaela Timóteo, Diogo Lavado, and Filipa Alves!

On the 22nd of November, at the Library Auditorium of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, this year's best technology-based ideas were announced, and prizes awarded to the finalists.



Mobile digital microscopy grants Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS its third patent of the year


The solution developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS has received a European patent, the third in 2023. This is a mobile technology for automatically acquiring and digitalizing biological samples, which could complement conventional microscopy.



“Innovation over Breakfast” gathers UPTEC startups at FhP-AICOS


Last September 20, innovation was on the menu at Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS. We hosted the first session of "Innovation over Breakfast”, an event which brought together some startups from UPTEC. 



New patent granted to FhP-AICOS’ solution


Fraunhofer Portugal was granted a European patent (EP3695775A1) on a Smartphone-based handheld optical device and method for capturing non-mydriatic retinal images.



FhP-AICOS: semi-finalist discovery award winner by the Longitude Prize on Dementia


The awarded solution proposed by the team consists of a ubiquitous, modular, artificial intelligence-powered human activity recognition solution, including a smartwatch and a smartphone app for people with dementia, a desktop app for formal and informal caregivers, and a repository of procedural tasks.

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