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UMinhoTech – Technology for Future

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2017-2019 The UMinhoTech project has as main objective to promote economic recovery of R&D results produced by the University of Minho and its technological interfaces and strengthen the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge for the business sector. The UMinhoTech project aims to be a pioneer project on economic valuation of the scientific knowledge produced at the University of Minho and in its technological interfaces. With the implementation of this project the promoter Consortium seeks to achieve the following operational objectives: promote and facilitate communication with the corporate sector; promote the visibility of R&D units, raise new customers (new companies and new economic sectors); receive new projects (European and national); offer the industrial sector an integrated response University – research centers; promote the internationalization of the University of Minho and its technological interfaces. For the pursuit of these objectives the promoter of this project, consortium aims to operationalize an innovative approach of the corporate sector. Promoters: CCG PIEP CVR Participation: TecMinho Financing: COMPETE2020 through European funds under the ERDF. Approved investment: 897.667,62 Euro ERDF Support granted: 763.017,47 Euro Photo by Hugo Delgado WAPA

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Product in Touch

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2018 – 2021 The Product in Touch – Development and Industrial Validation of a Multimodal Virtual Prototyping for In-Car Design project aims the exploration of the tactile sensation in the design of specific components integrated into the cars interiors, where the project aims to achieve the following results: A tactile probe to extract tactile features from real plastic components; A computational model for correlating tactile sensation and object features to improve the product quality check in injection molding plastic components to meet the customers satisfaction; An advanced virtual prototyping method based on multisensory stimulation to integrate the customers’ feedback in the product quality check and preference verification, in a virtual way, before it enters into injection molding phase of plastic components. The solution presented by PRODUCT IN TOUCH seeks to standardize tactile sensation in a virtual environment to improve design, quality and manufacturing process in the injection molding of plastic components used in car interiors. This cross-sectional project includes the domains of applied research of the CCG: CVIG (Computer Vision, Interaction and Graphics) and (PIU (Perception, Interaction and Usability). Know more about the Product in Touch project. Partners: Edilásio Carreira da Silva, Lda. INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica Financing: Compete2020, Portugal 2020, ERDF Eligible investment: EUR 1,2 million ERDF Support: 818 thousand euros    

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Intelligent 4D Moulds

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2018-2020 The Intelligent 4D Moulds project aims to investigate the state-of-the-art of mold production processes and to develop a technological innovative system that will include new processes in mold production using computer vision and augmented reality techniques. These allow reducing production costs, making companies more competitive in the national and international market. By exploring and combining the potential of both technologies, it will be possible to define and identify in each design and manufacturing process, what problems are found and to support in their resolution. The consortium is composed of two companies, A.Silva, Godinho & CA LDA and METEORIKEQUAÇÃO, and by a non-corporate entity, Association C.C.G. / ZGDV – Center for Computer Graphics. Being involved in all stages of the project, the CCG, by its applied research domain CVIG, focuses its participation in three main R&D+i lines: Automatic inspection of dimensional and geometric analysis of moulds integrated into the machining machines; An immersive environment for collaboration and remote assistance among all stake-holders for monitoring and validation of the process of design and testing of the molds to be built; Augmented reality system based on holographic technology for error detection. Financing: Intelligent 4d Moulds (projet nº 33625), supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program (COMPETE 2020) under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement. Total eligible cost: 515 174,42€ EU financial support: 322 795,11€ Partners: A. Silva, Godinho & CA Lda; Meteorikequação

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Transfer of Scientific and Technological Knowledge from CCG – SIAC TT

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2017 – 2019 The SIAC TT project has as main objective to reinforce the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the business sector, promoting a greater effectiveness in the R & I System and the creation of value in organizations. With this project, the CCG – Centre for Computer Graphics intends to carry out a set of actions that stimulate and foster the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge of its 4 areas of specialization (CVIG, EPMQ, PIU, UMC) to the business sectors, as well as stimulating and enhancing its economic activities of the North region of the country. With the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge, it is intended to contribute to: create value in organizations; improve tradable solutions; increase in exports (of products and services); strengthen the competitiveness of companies and the North region.   In accordance with these objectives, the action plan is constituted by 3 complementary initiatives and one last one, transversal to all others, of dissemination and dissemination of results: Action 1 – Initiatives of Interaction and Knowledge Transfer of “computer graphics”; Action 2 – Actions to disseminate, disseminate and integrate scientific and technological knowledge in the business fabric; Action 3 – Actions for the economic valuation of R & D results; Action 4 – Dissemination actions and dissemination of results. The project NORTE-02-0246-FEDER-000037, approved on 07/06/2018, has the co-financing of the Operational Program Norte2020, and European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. Eligible investment of € 398,184.17 Financial support ERDF: € 338,456.55

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Fashion Awareness Customer Profiling (FACPROF) – Inovretail

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2018–2019 The project Fashion Awareness Customer Profiling (FACPROF) aims to create the necessary conditions for better management of stocks in the retail fashion products based on a characterization of visitors and their consumption, thus meeting the real needs of consumers. The contribution of the CCG The Centre for Computer Graphics (CCG) participates in the project through its Domain of Applied Research – CVIG (Computer Vision Interaction & Graphics) with the research and development of the module of characterization of visitors, which will make intensive use of computer vision techniques. The goal is to extract information in 2 main levels: Type of visitor according to gender and age range and User’s garment size and color distribution. Benefits The collected information allows the visitor “to be categorized”, thus helping to predict their purchasing profile and therefore lead to an optimization of stock management. This optimization of stock management translates into greater availability of the parts and sizes intended by the consumers and on a better adjustment of the stock to the real needs. Due to turnover in clothing and footwear retail, a small increase in sales, margins or a decrease in inventory cost can translate into significant increases in retailers’ results. Financing: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-023968, Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program (COMPETE 2020) Total eligible cost: 374149,21 Euros EU support (ERDF): 164834,63 Euros Client: InovRetail, S.A

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FAMEST – Footwear, Advanced Materials, Equipment’s and Software Technologies

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2017-2020 FAMEST – Footwear, Advanced Materials, Equipment’s and Software Technologies is a project that will boost innovation in the footwear sector, and the internationalization of the Portuguese footwear.   This FAMEST mobilizer project focuses on the generation of knowledge and its integration into new competitive solutions, namely in the development of: new concepts of fashion, technical, customized or personalized footwear, intelligent, for special niches and global markets; innovative bio, eco, nanomaterials and multifunctional components; digital technologies for production processes, the relationship between the various actors in the value chain and the end customer; new digital technologies, flexible and agile. innovative and environmentally responsible business models. The contribution of the CCG occurs at the level of “PPS 1. FAMEST SHOE – Tools and concepts for the shoes of the future” in particular at the level of the activity “A1.7 Development of Anatomical Measurement and Visualization of Footwear” where we aim to research and develop innovative solutions for: Three-dimensional reconstruction of the foot using photogrammetry; Anatomical comfort analysis in order to find the ideal footwear for each foot specificity; and Immersive visualization of tridimensional footwear models, on the foot using augmented reality techniques.   CCG also participates in the activities: “Prototype construction, pre-series and validation test”; “Promotion and dissemination of PPS results”;  “Technical management of PPS”.   As well as in PPS: FAMEST DEMO – Dissemination, demonstration and exploitation of results”; FAMEST COORDENA – Global coordination of the project”.   The FAMEST project is promoted by a full consortium of 23 companies across all the footwear value chain: leather, soles, soles, chemicals, software, equipment, logistics and footwear, and 9 I&I entities with multidisciplinary and complementary competencies that ensure the development of innovative results and their economic valuation by the promoters in the national and international markets. Partners: CTCP | Centenário Financing: Mobilizer Nº 24529, POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024529 Total planned investment: 5. 974. 390.02 Euro Eligible investment planned: 5. 848. 174.15 Euro Total Incentive Expected: EUR 4,220,716.63 Euro

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MaxCut4Fish – Research and development of an intelligent system for automatic and optimized cutting of frozen fish

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2016 – 2018 The aim of the MaxCut4Fish project is to investigate and develop an intelligent and modular system of automatic cut of frozen fish that, by exploring and combining the potential of computer vision and sensorial automation, will allow to define optimal cuts for each fish according to its morphological, volumetric and weight, thus enabling, among other aspects: maximizing the use of fish; minimization of productive waste; increasing the quality and standardization of final posts.   The MaxCut4Fish is an intelligent modular cutting system, allowing one of the modules to cut the posts according to the desired weight, while another module cuts according to the intended measurements, without having to stop the equipment completely for maintenance, since these are alternated/programmed. By incorporating this state-of-the-art technology in terms of computer vision, sensory automation, and control, with minimal human intervention, it will be possible for the organizations involved: gain market share; diversify the client portfolio; increase productivity; strengthen the R & D strategy; deepen the technical and scientific know-how; expand the network of collaborations.   The CCG is responsible for the development of the computer vision and three-dimensional modeling of MaxCut4Fish. The activities of this project focus on the investigation and development of the algorithms that support 4 subsystems that will later incorporate a prototype that will be tested in an industrial environment. Partners: SIROCO, Sociedade Industrial de Robótica e Controlo, S.A., GELPEIXE Financing: Project POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017664 Total eligible cost | 820.247,09 EUR UE Financial Support | ERDF – 536.840,59 EUR Webiste: MaxCut4Fish project Paper: “Automated Vision System for Cutting Fixed-Weight or Fixed-Length Frozen Fish Portions“  

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