CCG - Centro de Computação Gráfica (Center for Computer Graphics) was founded in 1993 and established at University of Minho in 2001, as a private and nonprofit research, development, training and consulting association, integrated in the Portuguese Scientific System.
CCG is an entity qualified by the National Scientific and Technological System (SCTN) for the Provision of Research and Technological Development Services and for Consulting and Services of Support to Innovation to the companies, being also a founding member of the network GraphicsMedia.net - International Network for Cooperation in Applied Research in Computer Graphics, Multimodal Technologies-Multimedia and Interactive Visual Digital Technologies.
With 26 years of existence, the CCG dedicates its activity to applied research and development, in the fields of computer graphics, information, communication and Electronic technologies, as well as to their application at national and international level.
At CCG we believe in the economic value of knowledge as a way to achieve a better society. Therefore, we act autonomously or in networks, as an “interface” between sources of knowledge (Universities) and economy (companies), based on strategic partnerships – through projects and services – with knowledge transfer.
CCG´s intervention favors the "Demand Pull" approach, that is, a focus on Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) projects geared to the search for markets (national and international), and a proactive stance in identifying research challenges that Innovation and increasing the competitiveness of end users (companies and entities), while presenting itself to the University of Minho as a compass to define the lines of fundamental research that support the state of art of technologies and the objectives of innovation.
CCG consists of a dynamic and multidisciplinary team, organized in four applied research domains, which are listed as the operational units of the CCG, with its own multidisciplinary structure, specialized in the scientific fields in which they operate and in the different proposals of value of the technologies they develop.
CCG is equipped with edge technological infrastructures, modern facilities and located in the campus of Azurém at the University of Minho, in Guimarães.
This infrastructure has a Virtual Theatre with 60 seats, a Datacentre and a CAVE - (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment), autonomous driving simulator, equipment which is essential to support CCG’s activities and projects, in leading edge technology areas like simulation, automation, virtual reality and applied Computer Graphics in general.