Link to Society
Técnico has always maintained a strong link to society.
For more than a century, our graduates have contributed to the development of the Portuguese industry and have played vital roles in the creation and management of businesses and institutions.
All institutions in Portugal, and the universities in particular, must help transform the national economy in order to make it stronger and more competitive. It is, therefore, essential that all members of the scientific community work hard to create strong links with society and with industry. The strengthening of such links is beneficial to both parties.
In addition, these strong links between Técnico and society have the potential to contribute to the development of our school, to establish better working conditions on our campuses, and to provide even better opportunities for our graduates, our most important asset.
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Técnico Partner Network
The Técnico Partner Network stemmed from the recognition of the advantages that the reinforcement of these links brings for both sides. The main objective of the Técnico Partner Network is to establish and develop strategic alliances with companies that are best positioned to, together with Técnico, increase the added value given to society.
Participation in the Técnico Partner Network will enable all involved partners to identify and develop the best talent, accelerate internal innovation by developing, in cooperation with Técnico, new technologies, products and services that would otherwise be hard to create, contribute effectively to social responsibility initiatives, and participate in the development and strategic direction of IST.
Técnico will benefit through receiving first-hand knowledge about important technical and practical challenges identified by the business sector, which, in this highly connected and multidisciplinary world, represent excellent opportunities to make significant scientific contributions, and also by establish better working conditions on our campuses, and to provide even better opportunities for our graduates, our most important asset.
This mutually beneficial relationship between Técnico and the world’s leading companies is structured into five major groups of initiatives:
- Meet the talent
- More and better talent
- Innovation accelerator
- Social responsibility
- Involvement in IST’s strategic management