SPI is a private consulting company created in 1997, with its headquarters in Porto, Portugal. SPI has embraced the mission of managing projects that foster innovation and promote international opportunities with an emphasis on: regional, national and international development; knowledge management; research; innovation; and entrepreneurship. SPI has over 85 full-time staff located in the various offices of the company in Portugal (5 offices), China, Spain and the USA. SPI has coordinated and provided expert support on projects based in Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa, funded by the European Commission, national and international agencies, development banks, and others.
Digital Science builds powerful and scalable tools to enable communication, collaboration and analytics tools for research. Consisting of 14 small start-up sized companies that each specialise in very specific parts of the research lifecycle, we leverage collaboration between the sub-companies to create integrated and very powerful tools with only 500 employees. Altmetric: Altmetric is the pre-eminent service for discovering where research has been disseminated online and tracks where research outputs such as articles, datasets and other publications receive attention within online news media, blogs, social media platforms, YouTube, Wikipedia, policy documents and citations within patents. In addition to the larger Altmetric Explorer database, a searchable platform of 200 million mentions of research online, data are also available for individual groups and projects for tens or hundreds of publications. Data can be supplied in JSON or CSV, along with some standard visualisations. Altmetric is critical for researchers to provide evidence of dissemination and use of research outside of the much slower and more focused academic citation world.
EMDESK is a software company that provides a single, flexible project and work management platform that unifies planning, controlling, execution, and collaboration in projects and portfolios. It helps teams and stakeholders to work together, even across organisations, while maintaining maximum control and transparency. Hosted and developed in Germany, EMDESK guarantees the highest security standards. EMDESK conducts research projects in the fields of AI, machine learning and deep learning with the aim of improving tools for better project planning, proposal writing and project execution. In collaboration with experts and professionals, we have built the EMDESK Academy, a public knowledge resource with webinars and articles.