These activities focus on levels of maturity TRL3 to TRL6 and INOVA+ has the ability to perform the proof of preliminary concept of the product in the laboratory in order to assess its technological feasibility, as well as the integration of technological components and test to applications in an environment close to the real one.
These activities are focused on levels of maturity TRL6 and TRL7 and INOVA+ acts in the demonstration of the product, testing and validation of solutions in relevant and operational environment, through its ability to develop prototypes according to the concept of Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
These activities are focused on levels of maturity TRL7 to TRL9, and INOVA+ has the capacity for the development /delivery of the final product. These activities also require the integration of technological components and testing of applications under real conditions prior to their market introduction.
Recognized by the Ministries of Economy and Education and Science as a competent entity for Research and Development in technical and scientific fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (in the fields of electronics and computers and software engineering and information systems) and also in Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Biochemistry (in the areas of biomedical engineering and imaging and biosignals).
This recognition ensures that expenses for the subcontracting of R&D activities to INOVA+ are eligible for deduction under the Tax Incentives System to Corporate R&D (SIFIDE).
Technology transfer, as mediation between research and the introduction of new technologies in the market, is assumed as a relevant process to increase innovation and corporate competitiveness. However, in order to guarantee the success of the technology transfer process it is critical that technological innovation has a market-oriented approach. Its vast experience in processes of technology transfer and its network of technological and business partnerships, allow INOVA+ to position itself as a key partner in supporting and mediating the recovery, protection and transfer of technology.
INOVA+ also acts as a broker in the processes of cooperation between the academic and the business side in research and technological development projects driven by market needs.
Support the economic enhancement of the R&D results, promoting the introduction of technology in the market and the economic return to the research entities
Identifying opportunities for cooperation between R&D centres and companies in technological development to solve specific market needs
Assessing the potential patentability of technology through technical analysis to define the commercial potential of the protection of the R&D results
Support in all stages of the technology transfer process, in the establishment of contact between the business and academic positions
Access to funding is one of the critical points in technology-based projects. The risk associated with the investment and lack of knowledge as to the technology developed appear as constraints in the access to capital. In these funding processes of technology-based companies a careful evaluation that takes into account the technological and financial aspects is required.
We are a key partner in mediating access to private funding, having the technical, scientific and technological skills needed to assess the risk of investing in a particular technology, to analyse its economic viability and return on investment.
We offer organizations a service to identify and assess intangible assets, defined as the knowledge, information and technology generated by the company, making the assessment of the current and potential value of the market
Technical and scientific know-how to assess the risk associated with investment in technology-driven projects, through the analysis of its implementation feasibility and market potential
Taking advantage of its network of partnerships, we boost access to venture capital for technology-based businesses
Administrative and financial management of the project: preparation of follow-up reports; preparation of maps of investment projects