Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI)
HoNESt staff membersMarília Ferreira da Cunha
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação was created in 1997 as an active centre of national and international networks connected to the innovation sector with a mission being the management of projects that foster innovation and promote international opportunities. In fulfilling its mission, SPI has created competences in several different areas which include: mapping of research and innovation systems, development of strategies and policy dialogue, dissemination, training and training needs assessment, and program and project evaluation provided through its permanent staff located in Portugal, Spain, Brussels, China and the United States, and with offices in Europe, USA, China and Singapore. In addition, SPI also works extensively with industry, helping them structure their R&D and Innovation activities and supporting their connections with potential research partners and funding opportunities.
Furthermore it is an associated member of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network and has a wide network of contacts with different kinds of R&D and innovation actors across Europe and beyond.