In 2013 the effort to improve the external image of the institution continued. INESC-ID has organized and participated in several events of high visibility, such as:
These events/exhibitions allow not only a closer relation between INESC-ID and other scientific organizations, but also an important promotion of our activities near the general public and companies. These activities help to strength important connections in order to improve technology transference.
Besides the high impact exhibitions, INESC-ID also promoted external visits, mostly from other organizations and groups of external researchers or students from abroad.
Prof. Peter Staeker visited INESC-ID, as part of his visit to Portugal, in September. The goals of this visit, which was coordinated by the IEEE Portugal Section, were to understand the IEEE role in the country, as well as to establish solid bridges between IEEE members and the universities, research institutions and companies in Portugal.
Members of the MITI, Ministério das Tecnologias de Informação, from Angola, also visited INESC-ID, in April. Some presentations and demos were prepared for this event.
We also welcomed a serbian comittee, within a project about technology transfer, in July. The purpose of this visit also involved our startup companies.
We also promoted the participation in initiatives with the goal of gathering different research groups allowing researchers to interact in different and relaxed environments. We participated in the Bike to Work Day, an initiative with the purpose to motivate people to come to work by bike