ISQ is an independent, private, non-profit, technical, scientific, and industrial-oriented organization founded in 1965 with an international presence in 16 countries, covering 4 continents. ISQ is a leading European Technological Infrastructure of applied research, a strong and reliable long-life partner for industry contributing to its technological development. ISQ’s main activities include technical inspections, consultancy, testing, metrology, training and research and development in a wide range of technical areas such as materials, structural integrity, and risk assessment, sustainability, eco and energy efficiency, health and safety, quality assurance, production technologies, industrial automation, and robotics. ISQ provides support to different industrial sectors such as Process Industries, Energy (including renewables) and Oil &Gas, Aeronautical and Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, and infrastructures, among others. It is one of the largest Portuguese technological infrastructures. ISQ’s know-how is supported by 16 accredited laboratories (accordingly with EN ISO/IEC 17025) and by a large involvement in National, European, and International R&D projects, having participated in more than 400 R&D projects, in the last 30 years, in different funding programs (LIFE, LIFE+, RFCS, IEE, FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020), with a strong background of collaboration with a large number of Universities, Scientific Research Institutes, industrial companies, and other institutions worldwide. ISQ headquarters are at Porto Salvo, Oeiras, Portugal, with national delegations in Oporto, Castelo Branco, Loulé, and Sines. At the international level, ISQ is represented in: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, French Guiana, Mozambique, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Timor, and the USA.
In GREEN-LOOP ISQ has minor participation in most WPs and more intense intervention in WP 3, 4 and 5 mainly concerning the physical, mechanical and chemical characterisation of the materials being developed and acting as leader in a few tasks of these WPs.
ISQ also has an intense intervention in WP 8 concerning training and dissemination activities.