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International Conference Series for Employment and Learning

The ISQ Group is promoting an International Conference Series in Germany, Italy and Turkey to disseminate innovative training products and good practices applicable to lifelong learning and youth and adult employment. These Conferences are jointly organised by over sixty European partners and cover topics such as inclusion of young people, training of trainers and coaches, […]


Conference on “Outsourcing Testing: Integrated Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry”

    At its headquarters in Oeiras, Portugal, the ISQ Group organised a conference on “Outsourcing Testing: Integrated solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry”, where issues such as Competitiveness, Efficiency and Growth of the Pharmaceutical Industry were addressed, and in which there was an exchange of experiences and debate on issues of common interest for this […]


New website on nanotechology and nanomaterials

  Nanotechnology and nanomaterials have a new technical and scientific space available to everyone, from civil society to political decision-makers. The website created under the European Project NANoREG is promoted by the national partnership in this project (PToNANO – Platform for the responsible and sustainable development of nanotechnology and nanomaterials), composed of the following entities: […]


Sondar.i – ISQ Group new company

  Sondar.i stems from a company formed by ISQ and two companies of the Sondar Group: Sondar- Amostragens e tecnologias do ar and Sondarlab – laboratório da qualidade do ar. This new company, which operates in the area of gaseous effluent characterisation in stationary sources and the assessment of ambient air quality, brings together the […]


ISQ carries out pilot courses in Entrepreneurship and Mobility

  ISQ is developing two projects in key areas in the European context – Entrepreneurship and Mobility, under the Lifelong Learning Programme. The projects are in the final piloting and testing stage of the models, materials and training tools. The relevance and timeliness of these topics challenged the team to test the pilot courses in […]


Secretary of State of Innovation, Investment and Competitiveness visits ISQ

  On the 20th August, the Secretary of State of Innovation, Investment and Competitiveness, Pedro Pereira Gonçalves, accompanied by his Assistant, Ricardo Pedro, visited the ISQ headquarters in Oeiras, Portugal, and was welcomed by the President of the Board, Manuel Cruz and the Vice-Chairman, Joaquim Guedelha, and by the Directors, José Oliveira Santos and João […]


ENAC accreditation of Labmetro España

  With the objective of providing a comprehensive solution of accredited calibration and testing, Labmetro España obtained its ENAC accreditation in July 2014, for all the recently created and developed areas. – Temperature and Humidity (calibration and testing) – Force and Torque – Pressure and Vacuum – Mass and Balances – DC Electricity and Low […]


Labmetro España at Machine Tool Biennial – Bilbao

  Integrated in the strategy to disseminate the solutions and capabilities that the Unceta group can offer the industry, the Machine Tool Biennial which took place in Bilbao was a great opportunity for Labmetro to promote its calibration and testing capabilities to the market. Labmetro España was present with the other companies of the Unceta […]


Investing in Interculturalism

  ISQ promoted a distance training event in which it recreated a virtual and innovative classroom for the development and acquisition of intercultural competences by trainees. The training aims to prepare them for participation in mobility programmes or professional practices in multicultural environments, often associated with the internationalisation process of the organisations which they are […]


ISQ Group at Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference

  ISQ was present with an exhibition stand at Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference, the main oil and gas event in Latin America, which took place from the 15th – 18th September in Rio de Janeiro. Since its first edition in 1982, the trade fair and conference has contributed to the consolidation of […]


Farnborough 2014

  ISQ participated in another event related to the Aerospace and Defence sector for the fifth year running, along with other national companies in the sector. The Portugal Pavilion which this year was organised by PEMAS (Portuguese Aerospace Industry Association) and DANOTEC (Association of Defence Industries, Weaponry and New Technologies) was composed of 14 national […]


ISQ Group concludes tests on IXV

  The validation tests of the thermal protection system of the IXV which were being conducted at the ISQ Group’s test centre in Portugal since the beginning of the year, were successfully concluded this month. The reusable and unmanned demonstration vehicle which will be launched at the end of the year is a European Space […]


Vida Activa (Active Life) Initiative

  Under the Vida Activa Initiative, which aims to qualify around 200 unemployed people for jobs in technical areas in Oeiras, trainees enrolled on the “Electronics and Automation Technician” course visited ISQ’s automation and robotics laboratory. The objective of the visit was to show trainees how automation and robotics are applied as a large-scale manufacturing […]


ISQ participates in Additive Manufacturing workshop

  In connection with their participation in EuMaT – European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies, and on their behalf, ISQ, in the person of Engineer Helena Gouveia, was invited to intervene in the workshop organised by the European Commission. “Additive Manufacturing” is a new manufacturing method, whereby objects are built by depositing […]


ISQ shares good training practices for Oil & Gas

  During the month of June, ISQ attended two international events on the training and qualification of people for the Oil & Gas sector, where it shared its successful examples in particular in Africa (Angola and Mozambique) and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi), with national companies, major global operators, Governments, NOCs – State-owned oil […]


Spain – ISQ Group inspects substation for wind farm

  ISQ in Spain carried out the inspection by non-destructive examination, in the manufacturing phase, of the substation of Westermost Rough, the offshore wind farm in the North Sea of the United Kingdom. The substation was manufactured in the STX shipyards in Saint-Nazaire, France, and its assembly has now been successfully concluded. The wind farm […]


E-learning for entrepreneurship of young unemployed

  A pilot entrepreneurship e-learning course was implemented by ISQ, involving 10 young unemployed, under the European project YES – Youth Unemployment: Fostering Entrepreneurial Skills). The course, which ended on the 17th June, was developed within the framework of a European Research and Development project, co-financed by the Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning Programme, which […]


ISQ Group launches quality control system for medicines

  It is called QCPHARMA and is the ISQ Group’s most recent proposal for the pharmaceutical sector. It is a laboratory which is highly specialised in developing and validating methods for medicinal product analysis. The Group foresees an investment of 3M€ until 2016, to consolidate its offering in the pharmaceutical sector. In the context of […]


Brazil – ISQ Group begins activities in Santos Basin

  In May, ISQ began the inspection of load lifting equipment in the Santos Basin in Brazil. ISQ’s technical team is responsible for the inspection of cranes, lifeboat davits and also for carrying out load tests on cranes on board the Santos Basin platforms. The contract now starting will have a minimum duration of three […]


ISQ participates in session on asbestos

  On the 19th June, at the AICCOPN (Association of Civil Construction and Public Works Industrialists) headquarters, the Clarification Session on “Legal Obligations for the Removal of Asbestos in Construction Works” took place, which ISQ attended as a guest speaker to address the issue of “Inspection and Diagnosis of Asbestos-Containing Materials”. The main purpose of […]


ISQ organises technical visit for AK Austria

  At the request of AK – Austrian Chamber of Labour, ISQ organised a technical visit to Portugal, which aimed to gain an insight into the state of the art of economic development, partnership and social dialogue, including good practices in employment and training policies, partnerships with companies, social inclusion and support to low-skilled workers. […]