Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI – www.spieurope.eu), a private consulting company, was created in 1997 as an active centre for national and international networks connected to SME and innovation sectors.

Since its inception SPI has become a leading promoter of linkages between private sector companies, science and technology institutions, and national and international public and private organizations. From its onset SPI embraced the mission of managing projects that promote regional, national and international development by stimulating entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge management and creating strategic partnerships and business relationships.

SPI has offices in Porto (headquarters), Coimbra, Lisboa, Évora, Azores, China, Spain, USA, and through our partnership with the European BIC Network, a permanent representation in Brussels. SPI has over 85 consultants from different nationalities and backgrounds. 

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