Starting in February 2014, the project was born from the dream of bringing together the scientific world to the industry. The ability to apply the skills and innovative technologies that are being developed by researchers with extensive experience was a must. The i.nanoE project reached the finals of the iUP25k business idea competition in May 2014. With the formulation of the idea and the business plan, the project was awarded two grants from IAPMEI entrepreneurship allowing the founders to start a technological development. Since then many advances were made in the development of the first prototypes, creating partnerships and exposure of the project. Within one year of existence, i.nanoE was already a finalist in two entrepreneurship contests, the iUP25k and IDEup, obtained two grants to support entrepreneurship, made several scientific presentations at international conferences ANM 2014 and EDNANO 2014 and developed the first functional prototypes already with an applicable possibility.

Dr. André Pereira

Team Leader

PhD in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 2010. André is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of FCUP, Assistant Researcher at the Institute of Material Physics of the University of Porto (IFIMUP) and a visiting academic member of the Imperial College of London, UK.