Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST)

Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST)

IST is the largest school of Architecture, Engineering,
Science and Technology in Portugal, involving a
community of over 10,000 people. By combining top
quality education with research, development and
innovation (RD&I) activities, according to the
highest international standards, IST aims to provide
students, alumni, faculty and staff an exciting and
global environment geared towards solving the
grand societal challenges of the century.

In the Accelerate Future HEI project, IST will be focusing on the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture &
Environment (DECivil).

Founded in
Faculty & Researchers

OUR VISION for entrepreneurial and innovative transformation

Internal engagement & boundary spanning

DECivil will be a key boundary-spanning agent at IST and the University of Lisbon, leading high-impact institutional actions that bring together different departments, research centres and existing innovation and entrepreneurship assets within the school.

External engagement & boundary spanning

Drawing on our foundations of science, technology and entrepreneurship, and our community of 1800+ boundary spanners, we will break down the siloes to connect academic, industry, government and societal stakeholders.

People involvement and competence

Our academic and non-academic staff and students will benefit from recognized and differentiated pathways to develop the skills needed to engage with internal and external stakeholders and valorise research, and adopt the mindset needed to address pressing challenges and drive collaborative innovation with real impact and outreach.

Our Strengths

Strong reputation and international standing

Capacity to develop real-time symbiotic relationships across the extended ecosystem

1800+ potential boundary-spanning entrepreneurs