Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), Porto, Portugal

SPI is a private consulting company created in 1996 as an active centre of national and international networks connected to the SME and innovation sectors. SPI has become a leading promoter of linkages between private sector companies, science and technology institutions, and national and international public and private organizations. SPI embraces the mission of managing projects that promote regional, national and international development, stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge management and encourage internationalization and creation of strategic partnerships and business relationships. SPI has over 80 full-time staff located in its various offices in Portugal, China, Spain, and the USA. SPI is very experienced in working with the European Commission and DG Research & Innovation, including in over 25 FP7/CIP and over 35 H2020 projects across a range of research themes and normally including a strong international component such as environment, smart energy, ICT, food, biotechnology, health, international cooperation of science, technology and innovation, nanotechnologies and space.

Role in the project

SPI is the leader of the WP6– Dissemination, communication and exploitation, overseeing all dissemination and communication activities. SPI has competences in promotion of exploitation (participation in trade fairs, elaboration of business plans, and exploitation strategies), dissemination, communication and visibility actions (SPI has an in-house design team with capability of developing websites, professional promotional and informational materials). SPI leads dissemination and communication activities in various H2020 projects.

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