Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), Portugal is an international consultancy firm with offices in Europe, USA and China. It was created in 1997 as an active centre of national and international networks connected to the innovation sector. SPI’s mission is the management of projects that foster innovation and promote international opportunities. In fulfilling its mission, SPI works extensively with industry, helping them structure their R&D and Innovation activities and supporting their connections with potential research partners. SPI is very experienced in working with the European Commission and DG Research & Innovation. It has a history of participation in over 25 FP7/CIP and now over 30 H2020 projects across a range of research themes.