Networking & CooperationAeroMaS EnerMeF

Cooperation with industry and International Groups
- Ana Maria Segadães (PhD); Department of Ceramic and Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro.
- Rafael Peralbo Cano (PhD) and Jorge Durán Suárez (PhD); Sculpture Department of Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Granada, Spain.
- Tomasz Wegrzyn (PhD) and A. Posmyk; Technical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
- Francisco Piorino Neto (PhD) and Francisco Cristóvão Lourenço de Melo (PhD); Aerospace Technical Center, Institute of Space Activities, São José dos Campos, Brazil.
- Victor Pandolfelli (PhD), University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil.
- The work with ceramic composites is being developed in cooperation with the company “Termolab, Lda” (Águeda, Portugal).
- The group has also started a collaboration with the company “Corticeira Amorim” (Coroios, Portugal) with the objective of promoting new applications for cork composites (PhD work in progress).

Review for international journals:
- Tessaleno Devezas, Journal of Composite Materials (IF=0.693).
- Abílio Silva, Journal of Transport Problems


Cooperation with industry and International Groups
The EnerMeF group inside CCTA has tried to obtain funds from industry or other institutions not related with State funding. The project “Development of a Pilot Plant for Energy Production from Biomass” is financed by a regional programme named PRAI Alentejo, from 2005-2007, as it is a project for regional developing and supporting also research activities through the university.

The project, POCTI/ENR/60035/2004, “Development of an integrated unit for free cooling of buildings”, is completed supported by FCT. However, the consortium team is participated by CITEVE, as a Technological Centre for textile industry that disseminates the obtained knowledge from the project through the enterprises members of the technological centre. This cooperation is granted by a contract between UBI and CITEVE.

Project 2xTRA – Technology Transfer of Research Results in the Atlantic Area (Interreg IIIB) intended to contribute in the application of measures of promotion and development of excellence centres, to improve and increase the innovation capacity of regional systems through the creation of a polycentric structure that binds the eligible regions of the Atlantic Area, promoting the activities of technology transfer in a transactional scope. The University of Beira Interior – Electromechanical Department (UBI-DEM) was one of the partners of this international project including institutions from Spain, France, United Kingdom and Ireland, acquiring competences in technology transfer from the partner’s experience. The dissemination of the R&D competences of the UBI and in particular from DEM to the regional enterprises aimed promoting technology transfer. During the project, the UBI partner done several collaborative publications (5) and organized a one conference (“R&D Projects with SMEs”, University of Beira Interior, 27th October 2005). All relevant documents and outputs of the 2xTRA project can be found in

In the area of renewable energies, EnerMeF group maintains close collaboration with the School of Industrial Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences of Extremadura University, Spain. Three collaborative papers were published in ISI journals.

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