(Innovative Cluster for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies)


INCLUDING is a Cluster of RN practitioners, operators/managers of training facilities, demonstration sites, and testing workbenches and innovation developers (academia, research centres, industries, SMEs) structured in order to provide affordable RN resilience through advanced managing of training infrastructure and better integration of innovative solutions and methodologies in prevention and response systems for enhancing the safety of European citizens.

Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)

Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)

The INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science has more than 30 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. Present in sites in the cities of Porto, Braga, and Vila Real, INESC TEC incorporates 13 R&D Centres with complementary competences, always looking to the international market. At INESC TEC, the knowledge and results generated as part of fundamental research are typically applied in technology transfer projects, always guaranteeing added and immediate social relevance. INESC TEC currently employs more than 725 Researchers, including Researchers from Higher Education Institutions and Staff Researchers, and also Technical and Administrative Support Staff, Grant Holders and Trainees. It is important to highlight the number of Researchers holding a Ph.D.: more than 350. Moreover, it is important to stress that INESC TEC is also appealing to foreign students: 40% of our Ph.D. students are foreigners. To undertake R&D activities in specific areas, generating internationally competitive science and technology. To act as an effective interface between the university and companies, public institutions and services, through contract research, technology transfer, specialised consulting services and advanced training. To actively contribute to the development of the Portuguese science and higher education system and promote its continuous adaptation to societal needs.
INESC TEC Associate Laboratory invests in Scientific Research and Technological Development, as well as in Advanced Training and Consulting, Technology Transfer and Launching of New Technology-based Companies.

Activities in Including

Work Package 2 – The Federated Cluster: INESC TEC will actively contribute to the optimization of the resources sharing, namely in the inclusion of the virtual reality content into the architecture of the INCLUDING platform.
Work Package 3 – Training gaps analysis and scenarios development: INESC TEC is a leader of the Virtual Reality training and, taking advantage of the research team expertise, one will propose solutions to the gaps in training and certification using Virtual Reality technologies. More precisely, one will leverage the training and certification to a multisensory level where one will be able to train first responders and RN specialists in fully immersive environments that will promote a realistic training scenario and decision-making training. Trainer tools will be also addressed, where they will have full control of the training scenarios and their variables as well as they will be able to monitor the trainees’ performances.
Work Package 4 – A common learning framework for RN training: INESC TEC will contribute to the harmonization of RN education and training and to the training matrix concept by adding to the equation the specificities of Virtual Reality training technologies.
Work Package 5 – Joint Actions at the Facilities: INESC TEC will host the 2nd Annual Workshop as well as a Joint Action that will focus on Immersive Virtual Reality training program for first responders and RN specialists.
Work Package 7 – Dissemination and Exploitation: INESC TEC will be included as a new testbed to be included in the federated cluster having as focus the Immersive Virtual Reality training for first responders and RN specialists.