R&D in computer graphics, information technology, communication and electronics of Guimarães - PT
The Association CCG/ZGDV - Center for Computer Graphics (CCG) (www.ccg.pt) was founded in 1993 and established at the University of Minho in 2001 as a research, development, training and consulting entity, a private and non-profit organization, and integrated in the Portuguese Scientific System.
Independently or as a strategic partner, the CCG positions itself from its origins as an 'interface' between sources of knowledge (universities) and economy (business), providing services and technology transfer in technological fields related to computer graphics, information technology, communication and electronics and its applications.
Headquartered at the University of Minho, in the Azurém Campus in Guimarães, and with facilities in the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, CCG has the support of the founding members and constituents - the University of Minho and ZGDV - Zentrum fuer Graphische Datenverarbeitung (German Institute for Computer Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany) and several companies, national and foreign institutions, and is connected to the first global network of Research Centers in the area of Computer Graphics and Applications (Network of Computer Graphics Centers, INI-GraphicsNet - www.inigraphics.net), with centers in Germany (Darmstadt, Rostock and Frankfurt), United States of America (Providence), Singapore (Nanyang), Basque Country (San Sebastian), South Korea (Seoul) and Italy (Trento). CCG overwhelmingly benefits from this great multicultural and multinational RTD platform which joins about 400 full-time researchers and over 500 assistant scientists.
CCG has a wide experience regarding development and implementation of projects, in which its activity is targeted to areas of applied research for Virtual Characters and Actors, Usability Research and Services, Urban and Mobile Computing, Engineering Process Maturity and Software Quality, Creative Media and Perception & Visualization.
CCG has constantly assumed the coordination in almost all the national projects in which it participates, either directly with companies or through public funding programs to partners of this institution. CCG, through its connection to the INI-GraphicsNet, is in a privileged position regarding the access to the latest technological innovations worldwide.
CCG supports researchers and students in their research efforts as well as educational tasks (Master's and PhD) and participates in education & training programs, both nationally and internationally, and is also a science and technology transfer Center to the community of Portuguese speaking countries.
CCG’s building is located in the Azurém Campus of the University of Minho, in Guimarães, Portugal. In the available infrastructure we have the Virtual Theater for 60 seats, the Datacenter and the CAVE - (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) 3x3x3 m of 4 sides, in which this equipment is essential to support activities and projects in areas of leading edge technology in simulation, automation, virtual reality and general applied Computer Graphics.