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Innovation center


Our innovation center is focused on identifying future human capital challenges and R&D of innovative solutions for high technological intensity industries.


We ensure alignment between sectoral needs and human capital research, linking academia and industry.


As part of various industry associations as Fórum Oceano and EACP - European Aeroespacial Cluster Partnership, where we are co-leaders of the Working Group Skills, we work on a collaborative network with extensive knowledge and experience within these industries for:

We are co-leaders of the Working Group Skills, we work on a collaborative network with extensive knowledge and experience



▪  HR Research and Development
▪  Industry projects and studies
▪  Social innovation
▪  Competencies development

International projects



The present project aim is to build curricula and training modules around two specific sets of soft skills development, namely Social Competencies, Character-Building Skills and Personal Development skills, which should provide a base to make relevant positive choices and decisions leading to level-headedness and wholeheartedness workers.

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This project aims to develop and implement innovative career paths in the aviation sector, matching curricular and vocational programs, ensuring a better transition between education and industry.



The objective of the project PARE – Perspectives for Aeronautical Research in Europe is to supervise the achievement of the Flightpath 2050 goals while strengthening cooperation in aviation research between the stakeholders of EU Member States and Associated Countries.

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This project aims to develop, transfer and apply innovative practices in the aeronautical learning area, and to promote the attractiveness for the aeronautical sector in the schools.

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MATES’ objective is to develop a skills strategy that addresses the main drivers of change in the maritime industry, in particular shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy. Both sectors are strongly linked and require new capacities to succeed in an increasingly digital, green and knowledge driven economy.


HiP Air

HiPAir is a project co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus + Programme. The project aims to identify and reduce human resource management gaps in Aviation SMEs, focusing on High Performance Work Practices (HPWP).


QSR Internationalization


Raise international competitiveness; business prospects, improving visibility to potential international partners and customers, exploring new partnerships and leveraging R & D capacity.



This project assesses technological advances, business configurations and value chains in modern aeronautics. Its main goal is to understand and contribute to the creation and evolution of an aeronautics cluster in Portugal, securing the role of Portuguese firms as centres of excellence in aeronautics.

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