ARISE

Advanced Production and Intelligent Systems Associated Laboratory

ARISE Policies

The ARISE AL undertakes scientific, and technical research of excellence, and innovation activities The pursuit of these objectives relies on a very significant increase of highly qualified PhD researchers The National Economic Recovery Plan targeting the increase in value and in resilience of the economy provides key tenets to the R&D drivers The attraction of foreign investment

About


About
The Advanced Production and Intelligent Systems Associated Laboratory is an association of five R&D Units (/consortium) to undertake scientific, and technical research of excellence, and innovation activities targeting the areas of Advanced Productions Systems, Construction, Robotics, Materials, Energy, Management, and Information Technologies, built on solid scientific foundations, in order to support the renovation and the re-industrialization of national production system, within a decarbonization framework to ensure the environmental, and socio-economic sustainability.

An unique interdisciplinary framework that articulates fundamental and applied sciences and technologies from Computation, Material, Management and Information Technologies Sciences, with key very diverse branches of Engineering - Civil, Electrotechnical, and Mechanical – yielding the proper synergistic context essential to address most of the challenges arising in the core objectives of the AL.

ARISE AL is organized in the following /thematic-lines


Description


ARISE AL is in a unique position to respond and contribute to the enhancement of a wide variety of key public policies of the diverse ENEI 2014-20 strategic axis that transverses a wide swath of the national economy, notably, Production Technologies, Materials, Energy, Mobility, Information and Communication Technologies, with, also a significant relevance on Habitat, Economy of the Sea , Health, Agriculture, and Forestry. Moreover, the ARISE LA will push pushing the boundaries of advanced and comprehensive Reindustrialization and Decarbonization of Production Systems in accordance with the EU Horizon strategies, and the United Nations imperative for the World Sustainable Development, while strengthening of the pertinent Research Infra-structures of the National Roadmap, and by taking advantage of the privileged European Commission national access channel PERIN.

It is important to point out here that the ARISE AL is fully aligned with the national governance in responding to the current crises by making its resources available to the deployment of the National Economic Recovery Plan. This targets the increase in value and in resilience of the national economy in which the ARISE AL will strongly contribute to the diversification of the products being manufactured in Portugal, to the increase of the economic efficiency of production processes, and to the increase of the added value of the national companies with emphasis in SMEs will be strongly promoted via strong participation in Mobilizing Projects, and the launching of innovative start-ups.

In order to promote its R&D agenda, notably,

  • Fundamental R&D activities of excellence, and their articulation with those pertaining the modernization, reindustrialization and decarbonization of productions systems. Moreover, these developments also target a pivotal role in adapting the sophisticated know-how underlying the efficiency of the advanced industrial manufacturing systems to production systems of other national economy sectors, such as, agriculture, forests, ocean, welfare services, and public administration.
  • Development of new products and services, leading to reinforcement in intellectual property registration in key economic activities.
  • Public policies addressing social, environment, and economic challenges that arise in Production Technologies for Process and Product industries, Habitat, Materials and Components, Information Technologies, Energy, and Health, among others.

Consortium


CDRSP – Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

CEMMPRE - Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes

University of Coimbra

ISISE – Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering

University of Minho and University of Coimbra

ISR-UC – Institute of Systems and Robotic

University of Coimbra

SYSTEC - Research Center for Systems and Technologies

Porto University

Thematic lines


New Materials and Components

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Advanced Productions Systems and Processes

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Sustainable Energy Systems

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Intelligent Systems and Robotics

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Digital Ecosystem, Sustainability, Risk and Management

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Governance structure


Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed by the coordinators of the 5 R&D Units associated in the ARISE AL– CDRSP, CEMMPRE, ISISE, ISR-C, SYSTEC – whose activity is coordinated by its president, elected among its members.

Advisory Board
Advisory Board formed by well-known experts in the areas of intervention of the AL and that will include members of the Advisory Boards of the R&D Units. The Advisory Board will follow, review, and provide recommendations to the policies, processes, activities, and resources deployment of the ARISE AL.

Scientific Board
The Scientific Board of the ARISE AL is composed by the Thematic Lines Committee comprising the coordinators of the Thematic Lines, the Thematic Lines Committee and the Research Groups Committee.

Scientific Council
The Scientific Council is formed by 35 ARISE integrated researchers elected yearly basis. It appreciates the annual workplan and budget with the possibility of proposing and voting amendments. It also participates actively on the annual workshop of the ARISE AL to present and discuss projects, activities, brainstorm on disruptive ideas, and design proposals for the strategic R&D roadmaps.

Governance model of the Associated Laboratory
The activity of the ARISE AL relies on the strong collaboration among its R&D units supplying the wide array of expertise underlying its domains of intervention, organized in research groups, hosting researchers to enable the efficient execution of their specialized activities and to provide the necessary knowledge and experience to promote the scientific program and its projection in society with emphasis on the support and follow-up of public policies, on the promotion of highly qualified employment, and in the attraction of talents and funds for worldwide competitive research and innovation, along its ​/thematic-lines​​​.

Ethical Issues


The European concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) means more than dealing with the ethical issues arising within research itself ­ it involves considering the wider dimensions of science and innovation already in basic research and technological development. To follow the RRI strategy ARISE researchers carry out research with the highest international and ethical standards, promote team spirit and collaborative work, respect all patient and individuals confidentiality and rights, promote the translation of research findings to the public, recognize the Institute’s social responsibility through its outreach activities, promote a culture of mutual respect and equal opportunity within the Institute and, achieve high standards of corporate governance. In ARISE the gender dimension is integrated and followed through at all stages of the research cycle, following the guidelines set by the ERA on Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research. Particular attention is paid to ensuring gender balance subject to the situation in our field of research. As demonstrated in Women in Science­She Figures 2013 from the European Commission, women are more numerous at undergraduate levels but under­ represented at PhD and higher levels, especially in engineering. As such, ARISE will actively aim at achieving gender parity and equality during the recruitment process. This will include the goal of ensuring that at least 40% of the under­ represented gender participate in committees involved in recruitment and in establishing and evaluating research programmes. The objective is also to ensure that at least 40% of the under ­represented are recruited in the employment of post­doctoral researchers. 

ARISE endorses the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, adopted in the framework of the H2020 Program.

Innovation

Innovation is not just represented by introducing or implementing new ideas or methods. The definition of innovation can be defined as a process that involves multiple activities to uncover new ways to do things. It should not be confused with creation since this can be defined as the act of making, inventing, or producing something. However, new innovations can be realized with creativity. People need to think outside the box in order to create incremental enhancements.

Directors


Fernando Manuel Ferreira Lobo Pereira

ARISE AL Coordinator

Albano Augusto Cavaleiro Rodrigues Carvalho

TL1 Coordinator

Nuno Manuel Fernandes Alves

TL2 Coordinator

Aníbal Traça de Almeida

TL3 Coordinator

António Pedro Rodrigues de Aguiar

TL4 Coordinator

Paulo José Brandão Barbosa Lourenço

TL5 Coordinator

Research Labs


Career Development


ARISE will be an AL focused on the development of people, valuing their achievements, and integrating them as agents of the society development and the ARISE itself. This means creating conditions for the opening of career competitions, in a dynamic organization that value and recognize the work of different members, maintaining an attitude of permanent evaluation of results and performance. Ultimately, the success of a strategy for human capital career development in a research institution relies on its prestige, on the presence of, and on networking with top researchers, as well as, in the funding sustainability brought about by a high competitiveness for funding programs, and technology transfer opportunities. The R&D Units associated in the ARISE have long recognized this fact as the following indicators attest:
Funding sustainability through “excellence” in research, involvement with high profile achievements, successful technology transfer to companies, IP returns by supporting start-up companies through partnerships in R&D projects, integration of researchers in companies, international networking, etc. (agreements with UPTEC, Instituto Pedro Nunes), Internationalization of research activities, consultancy.
The emergence of the ARISE LA will leverage these past successes by putting in place a program with a much more ambitious human capital agenda.    
One of the objectives in the human capital agenda is to bring together top-level researchers and to provide them with the physical, psychological, communication and technological environments required for development of the necessary      R&D activities.
ARISE follows an integrated approach to innovation and regional growth, understanding that the level of impact in the territory and the international consolidation as a leading research institution depends on the combination of knowledge, technology and application, along with the adequate deployment of public policies.
The all-inclusive objective of the Human Capital Agenda is to provide the centre with the adequate human resources (recruitment) and to guarantee adequate conditions and career development to a new generation of researchers. Through an inter-sectoral (academia-industry) and multi-disciplinary (materials, processes, intelligence ... ) approach, the researchers will receive:
  • research training,
  • work experience, and
  • hands-on training in real situations in industrial settings.
The human capital agenda will be intertwined with the research and innovation agendas and will both consider the attraction of established and young researchers and engineers.
The agenda proposes a new approach to PhD training and education: the network-based PhD training. Traditional PhD studies give emphasis on research focus, which frequently leads to an inward-based study pattern, and long hours of isolation in the lab. In contrast, we propose an innovative network-based approach to training which gives rise to an outward-based study pattern. This network-based approach helps students visualize their problem from several different viewpoints (scientific, technological, commercial, etc.), which will help them focus on important problems; problems that matter to them; problems that matter to their colleagues; and problems that are crucial to society. Each researcher, in collaboration with the “one-stop shop for researchers”, will draft a Career Development Plan. The plan will outline the research, the goals for this training activity, a list of courses the researcher is expected to take, the secondments/internships, training seminars, dissemination/communication activities, scientific conferences, summer schools, and in general the research, and education activities the researcher is expected to participate in. We expect to review each Career Development Plan on a regular basis (every six months ) and update it accordingly.

The ARISE AL will actively make use of the national strategy for the integration of highly qualified and internationally competitive scientists (e.g., FCT direct funding of employment of researchers with a PhD), as well as use the new legal framework (Decree 57/2016) to support hiring researchers. The ARISE AL will apply to FCT’s institutional funding programme and will also promote the hosting of researchers securing individual applications, and, complementary, it will create a program for attracting young researchers, both for research activities as well as for development and innovation.
Moreover, through its various research activities, the ARISE AL will contribute to the employment of highly qualified staff in research and innovation organizations by generating the opportunities and encouraging the interactions between scientists and engineers in a business context. In particular, within its Mobility pillar, the AL will actively pursuit enlarged and permanent mobility and international exchange practice for researchers and staff, and to attract to ARISE activities some of the best national and European researchers within the concerned fields. The centre will establish cooperation agreements with International organizations for research cooperation, including exchange of secondments and joint post-graduation programmes, as well as to develop doctoral programmes with industry and academia with promoted international mobility.
The human capital agenda will be intertwined with the research and innovation agendas and will both consider the attraction of established and young researchers. For the former, the centre will actively make use of the national strategy for the integration of highly qualified and internationally competitive scientists. In fact, Portugal has recently changed the governing law (Decree 57/2016), promoting more stable contracts for the employment of researchers with a PhD, to stimulate the creation of jobs in science and technology.
Linked to this strategy FCT created a new program for direct funding of employment of researchers with a PhD, with the goal to fund 3000 researchers. This program started in 2017, with two different actions: one targeting individual application of researchers and a second action to fund R&D institutions hiring programmes.
Complementing this, ARISE AL will create a program for attracting young researchers, both for research activities but with a strong focus on advanced training. Young researchers involved in the ARISE AL strategic research projects will be trained not only in the research skills but will also be encouraged to develop their soft skills in many diverse areas like communication, entrepreneurship, and management. Each researcher of the ARISE AL will have a personal career development plan which, for early stage researchers, will include the possibility to obtain a PhD in an associated academic institution.

We expect that some of these objectives will be acquired through local training, including:
  • taking courses at the universities in network with ARISE AL,
  • serving as teaching assistants and
  • collaborating in research as research assistants, and some through network-wide training, including secondments, summer schools, conferences, workshops, etc.
To support this agenda, ARISE AL will make use of the existing links of its R&D Units in this proposal with currently active doctoral programs. In particular, the activities of the AL will make use of the existent collaboration within the Doctoral Programs.
Thus, this human capital agenda pushes ARISE AL to become a hub of synergies between these institutions, and the industry in the Norte and Centro regions, by promoting the creation of an Innovative Training Network, in the area of advanced production and intelligent systems, as a pillar to reinforce the interdisciplinary and international nature of the PhD activities in the AL. A special focus will be given to balancing between traditional research-oriented PhD studies, as well as to professional doctorates, in collaboration with industry, which intend to create knowledge and innovation in industrial practice. This is fundamental to allow further intake of PhDs into industry, increasing the low current percentage of the Norte and Centre regions.

Attraction of Talents


Presence of centres of scientific excellence.
  • The prestige of the academic institution.
  • Presence of other talented researchers, leading to clustering of scientific excellence in some cities and regions.
In addition, career opportunities and quality-of-life factors play a large role in attracting academics.
Specific pull factors for students, that are related to academic aspects include:
  • International environments, where students can get intercultural experiences and international career opportunities.
  • Teaching and research quality.
  • Cost of study.
  • International reputation of the university.
There are also a number of general push factors that make it difficult to retain talent for longer periods. The most important ones are:
  • Lack of social and personal integration for the talent and his/her family.
  • Lack of jobs for accompanying partners.
  • Language barriers, both when it comes to finding ways to learn the local language, as well as obtaining corporate and public information in English.
  • Practical problems and red tape when it comes to issues such as official paperwork, finding housing, banking and insurance matters.
  • Lack of career opportunities and low salary
The attraction of talents of both national and foreign has been already an important focus of attention of the research units composing the LA. This is reflected in the fact, in the past 5 years, the research and training activities carried out in the context of R&D Units associated in the ARISE LA include, besides a large numbers of nationals, and foreign students and researchers have joined in the last 5 years.
The emergence of the ARISE AL will increase the capacity of attracting talents by enabling a more ambitious agenda. The attraction of talents implements the training and mobility pillar of ARISE approach, by promoting excellence through international cooperation and exchange of researchers and staff, both inward and outward, building on relevant on-going activities of the partners such as:
  1. the Marie Curie Alumni Association, the largest researchers association in the world, which is supported by the European Commission DG EAC contract; or
  2. the EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School that includes partners in France, Estonia, Slovakia and Czech Republic and that as advance production and intelligent systems as focus, with the research component at ARISE.
  3. the Marie Curie MARINE UAS ITN

Career


Annualized plan of contracts for doctoral researchers for a period of 5 years.

The host institutions have signed agreements to contract the researchers hired by the ARISE AL with FCT under the current proposal:

Training/Mobility


Human capital is the cornerstone of any Associated Laboratory, being directly linked to the absorptive capacity and productivity. In order to reach excellence, ARISE AL must recruit human capital to accumulate competencies and increase its learning ability.
Complementarily, but with greater relevance given the positioning as an integrator of competencies based heavily on aggregating competencies and resources through international networking, this pillar will also emphasize mobility at both EU and international levels.

Actions:
  • Establishment of cooperation agreements with European and International organizations for research cooperation, including exchange of secondments and joint post-graduation programmes.
  • Promote doctoral programmes with industry and academia with intersectoral and international mobility.
  • Active use of European Commission’s mobility programmes, including Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, and partnership with the Marie Curie Alumni Association, the world’s largest researchers’ association with over 15,000 members and growing every day.
  • Support services for incoming researchers in the region, with help in questions regarding working permit, retting a flat, etc.
Ultimately, ARISE will strive for recruitment and career progression of researchers who differ by the quality of science activities and the transfer of knowledge and technology. Opening research careers opportunities that can give some stability to the researchers’ activity, seeking to finance these careers with the financial results obtained by the R&D activity. This means designing a programme for hiring researchers, strongly based on results (to assure finance sustainability), which allows attracting competitive researchers, creating an environment conducive to productivity, and guaranteeing the necessary work conditions for researchers, and therefore increasing the ability to attract and hire talent.

PhD Programs


1

Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering

2

Doctoral Program on Steel and Composite Construction

3

Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering

4

Doctoral Program on Advanced Materials and Processing

5

Doctoral Program in Direct Digital Manufacturing for the Polymers and Moulds Industries

6

Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering

7

Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering

8

European Joint Doctorates (EJD) on Green Tribology for Sustainable Engineering (GreenTribos)

9

Doctoral Program on Surface and Protection Engineering (NORTE-08-5369-FSE-000047)

Master Degrees


1

SAHC

Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions

2

BIM A+

European Master in Building Information Modelling

3

SUSCOS

Sustainable Constructions under natural hazards and catastrophic events

4

WAVES

Waves, Acoustics, Vibrations, Engineering and Sound

5

TRIBOS (2013-2018)

Joint European Master in Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces

6

DIGIMAN

Postgraduate programme: Advanced studIes in DigItisation of Manufacturing (jointly offered with Politecnico di Milano, University of Tartu and Grenoble INP).

Sustainability

Sustainability is understood as a form of intergenerational ethics in which the environmental and economic actions taken by present persons do not diminish the opportunities of future persons to enjoy similar levels of wealth, utility, or welfare.

Scientific infrastructures


 

PAMI - Portuguese Additive Manufacturing Initiative

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EMSO - European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory

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AIRCENTER - Atlantic International Research Centre

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VG CoLAB - Vasco da Gama CoLAB

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SHIFT2RAIL

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SHIFT2RAIL II

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HYLAB - Collaborative Laboratory for Green Hydrogen

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EIT MANUFACTURING

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Projects


PRODUTECH 4S&C

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PRODUTECH SIF

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FERROVIA 4.0

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Startups


MOBICAR

Connect Robotics

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Network


The Arise AL team has established cooperation and partnership relations with relevant European and international research institutions. 

Here (link) it can be verified the list of these ones.

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Contact



  • Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • FEUP - DEEC - i219
  •  Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 18:00

MORE about ARISE


The ARISE AL undertakes scientific, and technical research of excellence, and innovation activities focused in Manufacturing and other more general Productions Systems, Construction, Robotics, Materials, Energy, Management, and Information Technologies, built on solid scientific foundations, in order to support the renovation and the reindustrialization of national production systems, and built environment on decarbonization framework able to ensure the environmental, and socio-economic sustainability.

The pursuit of these objectives relies on a very significant increase of highly qualified PhD researchers of the ARISE AL groomed towards the specific AL goals, on the strengthening of the pertinent research infra-structures of the national roadmap, and on a strong alignment with the ENEI 2014-20 strategic axis of Production Technologies, Materials, Energy, Mobility, Information and Communication Technologies, with, also a significant relevance on Habitat, Economy of the Sea , Health, Agriculture, and Forestry.

The National Economic Recovery Plan targeting the increase in value and in resilience of the economy provides key tenets to the R&D drivers of the ARISE AL R&D strategies. Production diversification, increased economic efficiency, and added value of the national production tissue with emphasis in SMEs will be strongly promoted via strong participation in Mobilizing Projects, and the launching of innovative star-ups.

The attraction of foreign investment will be actively sought to strength the current solid network with EU research institutions, and infrastructures in articulation with the pertinent pillars of the EU research strategy, as well as, the privileged European Commission national access channel PERIN (PORTUGAL-EUROPE R&I NETWORK).

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