Collaborative Laboratories

CCG is an affiliated member of the DTx Digital Transformation CoLab, a CoLab that aims to address new paradigms in products, services and the human-machine interface, while promoting collaborative research and technological development.

The CCG integrates the ProChild CoLAB - "ProChild CoLAB Against Poverty and Social Exclusion" - a collaborative laboratory aimed at effective social change in the country by placing children at the center of research and innovation through the use of social technology and collaboration between several private and public entities

National Technological Platforms


Cluster Têxtil: Tecnologia e Moda

The Textile Cluster: Technology and Fashion is a sectoral support structure which aims to stimulate processes of interaction, articulation, collaboration and information sharing within the economic aggregate itself, acting as an instrument to obtain increments of competitiveness for innovation and internationalization.

Health Cluster Portugal

The Health Cluster Portugal has as its main objective the promotion and implementation of initiatives and activities leading to the consolidation of a national cluster for competitiveness, innovation and technology, with an international outlook.


PRODUTECH - Production Technologies Cluster is an articulated network of manufacturing technology providers capable of responding to both competitiveness and sustainability challenges and to the manufacturing industry’s requirements with innovative, flexible, integrated and competitive solutions.


The MDevNet project: National Medical Devices Knowledge Transfer Network aims to value the knowledge developed by entities of the R & I system on technologically based medical devices through efficient technology transfer processes for the industry.


MOBINOV is a platform that brings together knowledge and skill within the automotive industry, in order to promote a growing appreciation of the competitiveness and internationalisation of the sector.


The National Portuguese ICT Cluster - TICE.PT engages and mobilizes relevant actors throughout Portugal, and in particular in the regions of Braga, Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon, covering the entire value chain in the area of ICT. The concertation platform ensures and promotes the interfaces between the academic world and the business world.

International Technological Platforms

International Clusters

GraphicsMedia.Net is a non-profit international organization founded in 2010, that coordinates the activities of research and development, the technology transfer and the exploitation in Computer Graphics, Multimodal-Multimedia Technologies and Visual Interactive Digital Media & 3D Video Technologies. The CCG is a founding member of this network of excellence.


The NEM Initiative – New European Media Initiative – is a European Technology Platform, fostering the convergence among Media, Content, Creative industries, Social Media, Broadcasting and Telecom sectors, as well as Consumer electronics to develop a common innovation environment for the new European media landscape.


NESSI, the Networked Software and Services Initiative, is the European Technology Platform, for this new Digital Information Society and Economy powered by software and services and data. NESSI promotes that software, services, and data are key enablers to help resolve European societal and economic challenges across all sectors.

Companies / Associations

Companies / Associations 


The Vale do Ave Regional Development Agency is a platform for cooperation between the public and private sectors, for the development of a regional area.


The APDC - Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications - is a platform for debate and reflection on all the decisive and mobilizing themes of the transformation to digital.


The Technology Center for Textiles and Clothing provides textile and clothing companies with a portfolio of services that includes laboratory tests, product certification, technical and technological consulting, R & D + innovation, training, fashion and design.

Casa do Conhecimento

The House of Knowledge aims to promote knowledge, creativity and innovation, creating equal conditions in access to digital technologies.


The Technological Center of Footwear of Portugal is a non-profit organization, founded by APICCAPS and two Institutes of the Ministry of Economy, IAPMEI and INETI, from the Laboratory of Quality Control.


CVR - Centre for Waste Valorisation is a non profit institution that offers research, scientific analysis and actual application services in the waste valorization area.


IDITE Minho - Institute of Development and Technological Innovation of Minho is an institution of development and technological innovation of reference in the north of the country.

VARD 2015

Régie Cooperativa whose objective is to define, implement and follow the strategy of Information Systems of the Ave's Region.

Technical Commissions


ISO/TC 22/SC 39/WG 3

The GCC participates in the working group ISO / TC 22 / SC 39 / WG 3, which addresses the interaction of the driver with the environment and with the driving systems.

CT 103 - Two Wheel Vehicles

The CCG is part of the Technical Commission for Standardization "CT 103 - Two Wheel Vehicles", a technical body that draws up normative documents and opinions in the field of two-wheeled vehicles, with or without a motor and accessories.

CT 196 – Electronic Invoice

The CCG is part of the Technical Commission for Standardization "CT 196 - Electronic Invoice", a technical body that aims to prepare normative documents and opinions on the dematerialisation of documents at European level and electronic invoices.

CT 199 - Information Systems for Health

The CCG includes the Technical Commission for Standardization "CT 199 - Information Systems for Health", which aims to prepare normative documents and opinions regarding Health Information and Communication Technologies and Systems.