The Institute for Systems and Robotics at the University of Coimbra organized one of the most important conferences in Robotics field, the IROS 2012 - International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, in Vilamoura, Portugal.
The European Commission Joint Research Center and the ISR-University of Coimbra are organizing the 7th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL'13), one of the most prestigious international conferences in the area of energy efficiency and sustainable development, which be held in Coimbra, Portugal, on September 11-13, 2013. The opening session will be attended by the President of the European Commission, Dr. Durão Barroso.
The InSwitch won the prestigious Portuguese innovation award "Prémio EDP Inovação 2013" (1st place). This contest is focused on innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy related products and services. Besides the 50 k€ money prize, the award also offers several additional support services to implement the proposed business plan, including the industrialization of the product. The 2013 Edition of this contest had more than 40 applicants, from several Portuguese universities and companies.