With this agreement, “the two entities will have joint postgraduate and masters training projects, as well as internships in research projects and development and exchange of specialists between the two institutions,” an ISEC communiqué sent to LUSA said.

“The collaboration with one of the most innovative Portuguese business units will not only contribute to the 4.0 industry, which is already present in the laboratories of Altice Labs, but also how to train our students and researchers in this new horizon of digital transformation,” Mário Velindro, president of that higher education institution, said in the note.

The partnership with Altice Labs “will be another tool for the new cycle of engineering education that ISEC is carrying out: teaching and research must be done in an increasingly interactive way, in partnership with other producers of science and knowledge, namely innovative companies like this one.”

The protocol provides for the exchange of specialists between the parties, which can be accomplished by the “collaboration of experts from Altice Labs in teaching activities, invited by ISEC to collaborate in specific disciplines in their speciality.”

With more than 700 highly skilled professionals at its innovation centre in Aveiro, Altice Labs works in the research and development of advanced telecommunications and information systems solutions with customers in 35 countries.