On the 20th August, the Secretary of State of Innovation, Investment and Competitiveness, Pedro Pereira Gonçalves, accompanied by his Assistant, Ricardo Pedro, visited the ISQ headquarters in Oeiras, Portugal, and was welcomed by the President of the Board, Manuel Cruz and the Vice-Chairman, Joaquim Guedelha, and by the Directors, José Oliveira Santos and João Safara. After a meeting, during which a presentation was given of ISQ and its vision for national technological infrastructures under the Programa Portugal 2020, a guided tour was given of ISQ’s various laboratories at the Taguspark facilities. At the end of the visit, the Secretary of State expressed his recognition of the technological capacity and important work undertaken by ISQ over the decades for Technological Innovation in Portugal.
We are a private Portuguese organization with over 50 years’ experience working in engineering, technical and regulatory inspections, training, and R&D and innovation. We work for several benchmark companies and organizations around the world, such as the ESA (European Space Agency) and Big Science projects CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) and the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope).