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For more than 26 years at the service of technology and innovation, we are pleased to present the history of the CCG. A brief timeline, which reflects the most striking moments, as well as all the personalities that have contributed to the evolution and transformation of the CCG, into a strong technological pillar supporting national and international development.

CCG

2013 – 2019
  • Carlos Neves: Director General: 2019 - 2019
Celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the CCG

Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the CCG with a series of initiatives that counted with 300 participants of the industry, the academy, and the government. (22 and 23.11.2018)

Videos of the commemorations

Solemn Session of Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the CCG held on 23.11.2018.

 

 

 

Relevant projects in the areas of health, industry 4.0, automotive industry, ICT: Alertfalls, Business Intelligence Platform for Data Integration, INNOVCAR, Computarized Maintenance Management System.

 

 

  • João Lacão: Interim Executive Administrator: 2018-2019
HeritageCARE
HeritageCARE
HeritageCARE

2018: HeritageCARE project is recognized as a project of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, by the Directorate General for Education and Culture (EC DG EAC).

ProChild CoLAB
ProChild CoLAB
ProChild CoLAB

2018: Integration in the collaborative laboratory ProChild CoLAB Against Poverty and Social Exclusion.

DTx Digital Transformation CoLab
DTx Digital Transformation CoLab
DTx Digital Transformation CoLab

2018: Integration in the collaborative laboratory DTx Digital Transformation CoLab – Experiencing the Future as an affiliate member.

UMC wins "Healthy Ageing Tomorrow: Hackathon"
UMC wins "Healthy Ageing Tomorrow: Hackathon"
UMC wins "Healthy Ageing Tomorrow: Hackathon"

2018: The CCG UMC team won the Institute for Tomorrow and Bayer "Healthy Ageing Tomorrow: Hackathon," dedicated to active ageing. The project consists of a personal assistant that supports the senior citizen in order to promote autonomy and mitigate isolation scenarios.

ISO 9001 and NP 4457
ISO 9001 and NP 4457
ISO 9001 and NP 4457

2018: Dual certification ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and NP 4457 (Management of Research, Development, and Innovation) awarded by APCER - Portuguese Certification Association.

Technical Commissions
Technical Commissions
Technical Commissions

2017: Integration into national and international technical commissions ("CT 103 - Two Wheel Vehicles"; "CT 196 - Electronic Invoice"; "CT 199 - Health Information Systems"; "ISO / TC 22 / SC 39 / WG 3").

Technological Interface Center
Technological Interface Center
Technological Interface Center

2017: Recognition as a Technological Interface Center (CIT) for digital technology, by ANI, acting as an agent for the valorization of scientific and technological knowledge, enhancing its transfer to industry and companies.

IPIN Awards
IPIN Awards
IPIN Awards

2017: IPIN Award 2017 Indoor Localization Competition (Japan).
2015: IPIN Award 2015 Indoor Localization Competition (Canada).

 

  • 2016: Withdrawing of the ZGDV constituint member from the CCG Association.
  • 2016: Integration in the international technology platforms NEM - New European Media Initiative and NESSI - Networked European Software and Services Initiative.
João Nuno Oliveira
João Nuno Oliveira
João Nuno Oliveira
CEO

2014-2018

 

 

 

  • 2014: Jorge Santos - Interim Executive Administrator: 2014-2014
FEHST S.A.
FEHST S.A.
FEHST S.A.

2014: The FEHST S.A. joins the University of Minho and the ZGDV as a constituent member.

  • Relevant projects linked to industry, health, ICT: Bosch – HMIExcel, GUIDE, TICE Mobility, PT 21 Shop of the Future, AAL4ALL, Cloud Anchor.

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  • 2013 (November 3): Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the CCG/ZGDV - two decades at the service of technology transfer.
2009 – 2012

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  • 2012: Transfer of Coimbra's delegation to Guimarães/Azurém.

Partners Graphics Media Net: (Centro de Computação Gráfica, Portugal); Germany (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz - DFKI; Hasso Plattner Institut - HPI; Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute - HHI), Spain (Center for Visual Interaction and Communication Technologies - Vicomtech), Italy (Center for Advanced Computer Graphics Technologies - GraphiTech), and Panama (Multimedia Interaction and Visualization Technologies (MIVTech).

  • 2009: Withdrawing of the International Network INI-GraphicsNet.
  • 2009: Execution of structuring projects in the areas of cultural heritage and tourism, health and welfare, education (Braga Digital, Museu do Côa, Pellisaquae, Xue Han Zi).
  • 2009: Structuring of the CCG/ZGDV in domains of apllied research.
  • 2009: Definition of the main target markets: Technology-based tradable goods (IT); Public funding institutions; Associates; Public sector: Central and local public administration; Entrepreneurs; Business Angels.
  • 2009: Inauguration of the headquarters building, Azurém campus, University of Minho. (01.31.2009)

01.31.2009: Inauguration of the CCG facilities, with the presence of the Assistant Secretary of State for Industry and Innovation, Prof. António Castro Guerra.

2002 – 2008
António Guimarães Rodrigues
António Guimarães Rodrigues
António Guimarães Rodrigues
Chairman of the Board of Directors

2001 - 2002

"It satisfies me the notion that I have played a decisive role in the configuration of a model for the CCG as an interface of UMinho."

João Luis Marques Pereira Monteiro
João Luis Marques Pereira Monteiro
João Luis Marques Pereira Monteiro
Chairman of the Board of Directors

2002 - 2005
"The practice of this position was one of the best learning “moments” of my academic career ... I owe a debt of gratitude to this house."

Luis Alfredo Martins do Amaral
Luis Alfredo Martins do Amaral
Luis Alfredo Martins do Amaral
Chairman of the Board of Directors

2005 - current
"Our future is to be able to find people, teams, and areas that are appealing the best in the world, people who are happy to do their job, who want to come to work in those areas in the CCG teams. It's the people who make the institutions”.

Eduardo Bacelar Pereira Pinto
Eduardo Bacelar Pereira Pinto
Eduardo Bacelar Pereira Pinto
CEO

2005 - 2014

 

  • 2002: The European project ARCHEOGUIDE is distinguished in 2002 with the awards LAVAL Virtual 2002 – “Science et education”, and “GRAND PRIX DU JURY 2002”, by Laval Academy, Mayenne França.
  • 2002: Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra (ISEC) becomes a member of CCG.
2000 – 2001

 

 

  • 2001: The EU-TeleInVivo project receives the IST Grand Prize 2001.
  • 2001: Creation of the first spin-off: Meticube.
  • 2001: Definition of the CCG as an interface entity of UM for ICT.

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Refoundation of the CCG, associated to the University of Minho (UM), with headquarters in Guimarães and a Delegation in Coimbra with the ISEC member (2001).

Ceremony signing protocol between University of Minho and ZGDV for the implementation of the Center for Computer Graphics in Guimarães. From left to right: Manuel Ferreira (Vice-Civil Governor of Braga), Chaínho Pereira (Dean of University of Minho), José L. Encarnação (President of ZGDV). 04.20.2001.

Extraordinary general meeting of refounding of the CCG. Front, from left to right. Adérito Marcos, (SEO CCG), José L. Encarnação (President of the General Meeting of the CCG), Chaínho Pereira (Dean of the University of Minho). 03.21.2001.

  • 2000: University of Minho becomes a member of the CCG/ZGDV.
  • 2000: Organization of CoopMedia2000, the 1st Portuguese Workshop on Cooperative and Distributed Multimedia Systems.

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Adérito Marcos
Adérito Marcos
Adérito Marcos
Executive Administrator

1999 - 2005

1993 – 1999
José Carlos Teixeira
José Carlos Teixeira
José Carlos Teixeira
Chairman of the Board

1993 - 1999

"It was very gratifying to verify the prompt adhesion of the University of Coimbra, of large Portuguese companies and of young students of Computer Graphics in the creation of the CCG, in which I became fully involved."

José Luís Encarnação
José Luís Encarnação
José Luís Encarnação
President of the General Assembly

1993 - 1999

"It was an honor and a great privilege to have contributed to the founding and establishment of the CCG in Portugal. With that, I tried to give back to my native country, a little of what I owe it.”

  • 1999: Integration in the international network INI-GraphicsNet.
  • 1999: The HAMLET project receives the 1998 Descartes I.I. Award.
  • 1999: Withdrawing of Universidade de Coimbra from the CCG/ZGDV Association.
  • 1996 - 1999: Striking and reference projects: Virtual Oceanarium (Expo 98); Santa Clara a Velha Virtual (cultural heritage); Virtual Macau (cultural heritage); Eu-Teleinvivo.
  • 1999: Realization in Coimbra of the Graphics and Visualization Education Workshop, co-sponsored by EUROGRAPHICS and SIGGRAPH.
  • 1998: Co-organization of the EUROGRAPHICS'98 conference in Lisbon.

 

  • 1996: Development of the 1st website of CP - Comboios de Portugal and of FACAP (mobilizer for the industry).
  • 1995: Development of the 1st website of a Portuguese media (Jornal de Notícias).
1993 (03 Nov)
  • Constitution of the CCG/ZGDV - Centro de Computação Gráfica, as a private non-profit association, with headquarters and facilities in Coimbra.
  • Constituent members of the  CCG/ZGDV: ZGDV (Zentrum für Graphische Datenverarbeitung e. V.) and UC (Universidade de Coimbra).
  • Involvement of reference companies: EDP, CGD, Software AG - Portugal, etc.
  • Focus on Research and Technological Development in the area of Computer Graphics and its applications.