VitalResponder 2.0 is a multidisciplinary scientific collaboration between the following partners:

INESC Porto (Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto) is a private non-profit association, recognized as a Public Interest Institution and an Associate Laboratory since 2002. INESC Porto invests in scientific research and technological development, as well as in advanced training, consulting and technology transfer, and supports the establishment of new technology-based companies.

INESC Porto was created to act as an interface between the academic world, the world of industry and services and the public administration in information technologies, telecommunications and electronics. Its activities range from research and development to technology transfer, consulting and advanced training.

INESC Porto is guided by the following criteria: innovation, internationalization, social and economic impact, and aims to form a group of strategic partners that can guarantee the institution´s stability and economic sustainability.

Participating members:
  • João Paulo T S Cunha (Project Coordinator and WP1, WP4 Leader)

IEETA: Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro

IEETA is a research institute at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. IEETA pursues multidisciplinary research and advanced development on Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science, integrated in the international research community and contributing to the Portuguese technological and social development. Innovative Biomedical Technologies and Intelligent Robotics are two featured application areas.

Participating members:
  • Ilídio Castro Oliveira
  • José Maria Fernandes (WP2, WP5, WP6 leader)
  • Susana Brás

IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações

IT is a private, not-for-profit association of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Aveiro (UA), Universidade de Coimbra (UC), Portugal Telecom Inovação S. A. (PTIn), Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Universidade do Porto (UP) and Instituto de Ciências do Tranbalho e da Empresa (ISCTE). IT is organised around three main sites: Aveiro, Coimbra, Lisbon and has delegations in Leiria, Covilhã, Lisbon (ISCTE) and Oporto. IT has partnership agreements with other Polytechnic Institutes, in Setúbal, Tomar, Coimbra and Lisboa. Main sites have ample autonomy. IT members, according to their research interests, are organized in small research groups. To concentrate efforts, in order to maximize impact, and at the same time to preserve academic freedom, research groups are integrated into a small number of thematic areas — Wireless Communications, Optical Communications, Networks and Multimedia, Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies. Co-ordination in the thematic areas is intended to improve inter group co-operation and enable larger and higher impact projects to be undertaken. Scientific excellence, at all levels, is and will remain IT basic management criteria.

Participating members:
  • Ana Aguiar (WP3 leader)

CESAM: Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar

CESAM includes around 500 researchers, 190 of whom with a PhD degree, and six departments of the University of Aveiro: Environment and Planning, Biology, Civil Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Geosciences; it also includes members from the Faculty of Sciences, of the University of Lisbon.

CESAM’s mission is to develop fundamental research in the Coastal and Marine Environment, understood in an integrated manner involving the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and anthroposphere.

Participating members:
  • Ana Isabel Miranda (WP7 Leader)
  • Joana Valente
  • Jorge H. Amorim