The CCG/ZGDV, founded in 1993, is a research and development entity integrated in the National Scientific and Technological System (SCTN), formally recognized by the Portuguese Government with the Statute of Public Utility and as a Technology and Innovation Center (CTI).
As an interface center of the University of Minho for the digital economy, CCG/ZGDV provides consulting services in technological innovation, laboratory services, research and development under contract and business training and specialized training.
With a dynamic and multidisciplinary team, the CCG/ZGDV has four R&D departments: CVIG (Computer Vision, Interaction and Graphics), EPMQ (IT Engineering - Process, Data, Maturity, and Quality), HTIR (Human-Technology Interaction and Robotics), UMC (Urban and Mobile Computing) - which appear as specialized operational units, in the scientific fields where they operate and in the different value propositions of the technologies they develop.
At CCG we believe in the economic value of knowledge as a way to achieve a better society. Therefore, we act autonomously or in networks, as an “interface” between sources of knowledge (Universities) and economy (companies), based on strategic partnerships – through projects and services – with knowledge transfer.
CCG/ZGDV enhances the competitiveness and innovation of companies, entities and the economy in general, responding to the emerging challenges of the global market.
Thus, we highlight the following competencies:
Business models for the digital economy
Software and business processes
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and decision support systems
Data analytics and information visualization
Software Architecture and Data Engineering
Ontologies and interoperability
Cloud computing and blockchain;
Computer graphics, virtual, augmented and mixed reality
UX research and design
Accoustics and alarmistics
Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM)
IoT, networks of sensors and precision
Mobile computing and advanced positioning systems
CCG is equipped with edge technological infrastructures, modern facilities and located in the campus of Azurém at the University of Minho, in Guimarães.
Thus, we highlight the following infrastructures:
7 Open Spaces
5 Meeting Rooms
CAVE - Cave Automatic Virtual Environment
Virtual Theater with capacity for 60 seats
BOSCH ROOM - Autonomous Driving Simulator