Link Consulting came into existence after a spin-off of INESC’s Technology Transfer Centres, upon intervention from Aitec, the oldest technology based group in Portugal. These Centres were pioneers in many areas of activity, such as the Internet, Software Quality, Multimedia and Decision Making Support, having participated in numerous projects, both in the national and international markets, many of which within the scope of European Community program frameworks.
Link was created at the end of 1998 as a company with clearly marked innovative characteristics, congregating nowadays about two hundred highly qualified and motivated collaborators, with a vast knowledge of the market and its companies.
Within the shareholder structure of link, INESC and Aitec are directly represented, allying the experience of 10 years of activity in some of the largest national and international companies, to research and a continuous stake on innovation.
INESC (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores), a private not for profit association oriented towards scientific research, technological development and advanced training in the information technologies and telecommunications domain, was created on August the 4th, 1980, and was the first institution to demonstrate there’s a place for research and development in the socio-economical activity of Portugal.
Since its creation Link Consulting has been a differentiating factor in the Portuguese society, reaffirming it is possible to create wealth in the national territory with Portuguese people, Technology and Innovation.