Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is a private consulting company, created in 1997, 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 organizations. From its onset, SPI embraced the mission of managing projects that promote regional, national and international development; stimulating entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge management and creating strategic partnerships and business relationships.
SPI has over 70 full-time staff located in the headquarters in Porto and in the offices in Coimbra, Lisbon, Évora and Ponta Delgada (Azores), Spain (Santiago de Compostela), China (Beijing and Macau), and USA (California and Washington). SPI has also an affiliated office in Brussels, Belgium through the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN).