Partners and shareholders

Mission and Ambition

The DTx Digital Transformation Colab aims to contribute to make Portugal a reference in the exploitation of digital transformation, fostering collaborative research between multidisciplinary academic knowledge and multi-sectoral industrial competencies that lead and keep the Laboratory at the forefront of Science and drive innovation towards new paradigms of human-machine processes, products, services and interfaces, which can be concretised in the creation of enriched cyber-physical systems (CPSs), directly transferable to society with clear societal gains and to industry with obvious benefits of efficiency and productivity.

Main Goals

  • To implement a holistic systems engineering design and development approach, integrating a transdisciplinary approach (engineering systems thinking), blending creativity (design thinking) and complexity and multidisciplinary knowledge to promote open innovation and sustainability in the development and production of more competitive and added-value CPS-based products
  • To develop a new vision, addressing simultaneously major societal challenges, such as CPS-based ubiquitous smart products (“smart anything everywhere”), superior wellness and wellbeing, high resources efficiency and productivity gain
  • To use multifunctionality and connectivity to enhance technological development and social impact that will foster the knowledge economy and a more sustainable society
  • To develop new methods to evaluate value creation and to assess the readiness level of complex systems
  • To analyse economic, social and legal issues associated with targeted solutions and transformations
  • To develop approaches, methods and techniques for the effectiveness of behaviours and organizational cultures in a digital ecology driven by CPS
  • To assess the societal impact of organizational and industrial digital transformation.

Partners & Shareholders

DTx assumes the legal status of a Non-profit Association, with 18 participating entities (partners). Three universities (involving 11 FCT R&D centres): Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Évora, and Universidade Católica Portuguesa; One international research laboratory: INL; One innovation centre: CEiiA; 13 companies: Bosch, Accenture, IKEA, Cachapuz, Celoplás, ebankIT, Neadvance, NOS, Primavera, Simoldes, TMG Automotive, and WeDo; and two interface units as associated partners: CCG and PIEP. The activities are developed in three main poles: Minho (Braga - Guimarães), Matosinhos and Évora.