About Us
More than 30 years converting knowledge into value

Nature and Purpose

INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) devoted to carry out research and technology-based innovation activities, technology transfer, consulting and technological services, oriented to the development of industry and economy in general.

It was founded in 1986 from two Departments of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), namely the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Industrial Engineering and Management Department. Nowadays, it is a non-profit, private and recognised public utility Institution.


To contribute towards the development of industry and the economy in general, through scientific and technology-based innovation, while ensuring the personal and professional development of employees and the enrichment of higher education.


To grow, to be the best converting knowledge into value and to confirm our strong institutional identity as the technological companies’ partner.

Business Domain

INEGI has been developing its activity in 4 fundamental business domains:

Its mission takes form through collaborative structuring projects, projects directly contracted with companies and technological services.

It is currently launching a business segment devoted to Advanced Training with the mission of updating the knowledge of the sectors with which it has been collaborated for more than 30 years.


Customer Focus
We want to meet and to exceed the expectations of internal and external customers, partners, funders and society.

We never settle down and we always seek to go beyond in the added value creation based on knowledge, aiming for excellence.


We work with rigour, professionalism and integrity, meeting the commitments and adopting high ethical standards.


We are committed to learning, to sharing, to working as a team and to establishing collaborative partnerships, communicating e effectively.

Passion for Innovation

We are constantly searching for creative solutions to add value.

 This website is exclusively for the INEGI Services offer, so that, if you would like to check out the INEGI’s institutional website, please click on the following link www.inegi.up.pt.