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Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is a private consulting company founded in 1996 as an active centre of national and international networks connected to the SME and innovation sectors. Since its inception, SPI has become a leading promoter of linkages between private sector companies, science and technology institutions, and national and international public and private organisations. From its onset, SPI embraced the mission of managing projects that promote regional, national and international development, stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge management and encourage internationalisation and creation of strategic partnerships and business relationships. SPI has vast experience in EU project management including in over 25 FP7/CIP and now over 40 H2020 projects across a range of research themes including a strong international component such as ICT, smart energy, environment, food, biotechnology, health, international cooperation of science, technology and innovation, nanosciences, nanotechnologies, NMP and space. SPI has a wide-ranging experience in dissemination and communication activities and strong networks (e.g. from H2020 projects).