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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

Computer vision

UX research and design

Accoustics and alarmistics

Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM)

IoT, networks of sensors and precision

Mobile computing and advanced positioning systems

Vehicular communications


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

Data Center