PRODUTECH - Production Technologies Cluster
PRODUTECH - Cluster das Tecnologias de Produção

Portugal: North (Portugal)
Pedro Rocha
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About us

PRODUTECH’s mission is to promote the sustainable development and internationalization of the Portuguese industry of manufacturing technologies – such as providers of capital goods, machine-tools, industrial equipment and systems, system integrators, software houses and developers of industry-oriented computer applications, engineering and consultancy companies – in close collaboration with key sectors of the manufacturing industry, the Portuguese Science and Technology System (SCT) and other stakeholders.

Established - 10 October 2008
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development

Cluster composition

  • 122
    Cluster Members
  • 65
  • 23
    Large Companies
  • 25
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 9
    Other Ecosystem Actors
+++Success Story 1 - PRODUTECH OPEN DAYS - Leveraging capacities, competencies, new projects and business opportunities Context / Description: Initiatives held at key reference users from selected industries (SONAE, COLEP, TEGOPI, POLISPORT, …), with the participation of suppliers of production technologies and RTD organizations. Presentation of the main challenges, industrial requirements and needs (company and industry) at short, medium and long term. Identification of business and R&D opportunities. Results: On the basis of these initiatives several business opportunities and collaborative projects were implemented in reference companies, providing grounds for technology transfer, for collaboration between suppliers and R&D organizations, and for the launch of new R&D and Innovation projects, gathering Production Technologies Companies, Enterprises from Manufacturing Industrial Sectors (users of production technologies) and R&D organizations.
+++Success Story 2 - PRODUTECH PSI and PRODUTECH PTI projects - Developing new products and technologies Context/Description: These are two umbrela projects within Research, Development and Demonstration priority of PRODUTECH, gathering over 40 partners with a combined budget of over 12,5 Million Euros. PRODUTECH PSI has as main objective to research, design and develop new products and advanced services that in the future will be marketed by companies of the Portuguese production technology cluster. The project focus on key research topics, forwarding advances beyond the state-of-the art, and aims the development of a new generation of production technology systems, solutions, products and services. The delivery of innovative, flexible, integrated and competitive solutions to the client sectors from the manufacturing industry will enable product differentiation, market distinctiveness and a solid ground for the sustainability of the Production Technology Industry. The project include 5 sub-projets in the following domains: (1) Intelligent production systems; (2)Flexible and efficient production systems; (3) Operations management and logistics for customized products; (4) Networked production systems; (5) Energetic and environmental efficiency of production systems. PRODUTECH PTI has as main objective to research, design and develop new technologies, advanced processes and innovative business models for the production technologies industry. The project focus on key research topics and aims to achieve new methodologies, advanced solutions and industrial breakthroughs, and to contribute to the deployment of the building blocks for the sustainable competitiveness of the Portuguese production technology industry. By addressing to the set up and definition of new business models and by deploying advanced tools for the design and development of new products, systems and services, this project aims to provide production technology companies with new methodological tools and technologies that will enhance their performance and market distinctiveness. The project include 3 sub-projets in the following domains: (1) Business models and support tools; (2) Advanced tools for the development of new products, systems and services; (3) Peripheral systems and applications for flexible and mobile robotics. Results: The launch of these projects translates the cluster's ability to generate a critical mass, gathering suppliers of Production Technologies, Companies from User Industrial Sectors and R&D organizations, to generate technological breakthroughs.
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Languages spoken
English Portuguese Spanish
Other label
PRODUTECH is officialy recognised by the Portuguese Government as the Cluster for Production Technologies in Portugal

Management team

Pedro Rocha
Cluster Manager
Maria João Samúdio
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. - Information and communication:J62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities - Professional, scientific and technical activities:M72 Scientific research and development
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Low carbon industries Ecosystems:Digital
Technology fields
F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Machines or engines in general; engine plants in general; steam engines - F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Engineering elements or units; general measures for producing and maintaining effective functioning of machines or installations; thermal insulation in general - G\: Physics:Computing; calculating; counting - G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Advanced or High performance computing - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:Cloud computing and software as a service and service architectures - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:E-Commerce & SMEs online - Digital transformation:ICT trust, cyber security & network security - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Digital transformation:Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization) - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - Digital transformation:Smart system integration - KETs:Advanced manufacturing systems - KETs:Industrial biotechnology - Service innovation:New or improved organisational models - Service innovation:New or improved service processes - Service innovation:New or improved service products (commodities or public services) - Sustainable innovation:Bioeconomy - Sustainable innovation:Climate change - Sustainable innovation:Eco-innovations - Sustainable innovation:Resource efficiency - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption

Key members


Support services provided

Access to the European Internal Market
Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Support of knowledge sharing

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Other (please specify)

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes

Name & description

Participation under in the Portuguese National Strategic Reference Framework (framework for the application of structural funds during the period 2007-2013)

Participation under the Portugal 2020 (framework for the application of structural funds during the period 2014-2020)

Active contributor to the establishment of Smart Specialization Strategy both at national and regional level

Participation under Horizon 2020 Programme

Participation under COSME Programme

Participation under INTERREG Programme  

Project name

(non-exhaustive listing)

Project MANU-SQUARE  - MANUfacturing ecoSystem of QUAlified Resources Exchange (Grant Agreement Nr: 761145)

+ Project PIMAP Partnership - Photonics for International Markets and Applications (GrantAgreement Nr: 83407)

+ Project DIH2 (Grant Agreement Nr.: 824964

+ Project DIH4CPS - Fostering Cyber-Physical Systems (Grant Agreement Nr. 872548

+ Project CLAMTEX - (Grant Agreement Nr. 872862

+ Project GALACTICA (Grant Agreement Nr. 872336

+ Project PRODUTECH SIF - Solutions for the Industry of the Future [nr. 24541]

+ Project PRODUTECH PSI - New Products and Services for the Manufacturing Industry [nr. 13849]

+ Project PRODUTECH PTI - New Processes and Innovative Technologies for the Production Technologies Industry [nr.13851]

+ Project [nr. 8165] Prospective, Roadmapping, Training, Vigilance and Benchmarking

+ Project [nr. 7585] Promotion, Coordination and Management of PRODUTECH Cluster

+ Project [nr. 40808] Coordination of PRODUTECH Cluster 2.5

+ Project [nr. 15224 ] PRODUTECH INTERNATIONALIZATION 3.0 - PHASE I Beyond these PRODUTECH collaborates and accompanies the workings of several european projects and coordination actions within the domains of Roadmapping, Prospective Studies and R&D.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries


Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Profile name Location
Moravian Aerospace Cluster, z.s.

Czech Republic

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
PORTUGAL clusters network
Portugal Clusters

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