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    Harnessing the power of innovation at Idea: Unlocking the potential of tomorrow
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    Research & INNOVATE
    Digital Transformation through Cutting-edge Research in various Areas
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    Sustainable Digital Transformation for Positive Societal Impact

Harnessing the power of ideas and innovation, unlocking the potential of tomorrow

Our experienced team utilizes the latest technologies and techniques to provide innovative solutions. Our commitment to R&D supports digital transformation that has a positive societal impact, improving people's lives and driving sustainable development.

Research Areas

Industry 5.0

Industry 5.0 marks the era of smart, connected, and collaborative systems that drive innovation and transform the future of manufacturing.

Digital Health

Is the convergence of technology with health to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery, improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Smart Cities & Green Energy

Smart Cities powered by Green Energy sources are the key to building sustainable communities and combating climate change.

Smart Tourism

Integration of next-generation technologies to enhance the visitor experience, promote cultural and environmental awareness.

Fishery & Maritime Traffic

Advanced solutions to enable sustainable management and movement of ships, goods and people.

Smart Agrifood

Innovative technologies, precision farming and data-driven insights to improve the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agriculture and food production.

Projects & Initiatives

Smart Bear - Smart Big Data Platform to Offer Evidence-based Personalised Support for Healthy and Independent Living at Home

Ageing is a central challenge for EU societies as the number of elderlies is on the rise. Ageing has significant social and financial impacts due to higher incidence of health disturbances such as hearing loss, cardiovascular diseases, mental and balance disorders. The trend in elderly care is to search for solutions for the prevention and effective treatment of age-related ailments. The EU-funded SMART BEAR project will develop a platform based on a variety of sensors and mobile instruments that will permanently collect data on their daily life and analyse these to provide personalised interventions.

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Madeira Digital Health and Wellbeing Initiative

Madeira Digital Health and Wellbeing is a collaborative initiative that seeks to promote the application of digital technologies to health and wellbeing. The scope of the initiative goes way beyond dissemination of research results but also encompasses technology demonstration and deployment as a real mean to facilitate engagement and enrolment in the region of Madeira. The initiative intends to work as a platform for knowledge and experience sharing establishing links with the regional stakeholders and contributing for building up a strong and engaged community of citizens, healthcare professionals and technology providers.

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Come to be a part of the team!

Join a team that is passionate about creating innovative solutions.

  • Innovative projects where you can bring your own ideas.
  • We cherish collaboration and diversity. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds to join us.
  • Work-life balance and remote friendly.
  • We value and support continuous education.
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September 2023

We are seeking experienced and innovative senior researchers to lead cutting-edge projects and drive impactful discoveries.

Software Engineer

September 2023

You are experienced in creating automated testing, applying design patterns and other engineering best practices.

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