Sines Tech Community

Discover the network of partners of this project that is one of the central projects for the technological development of Sines.

aicep Global Parques

aicep Global Parques is the manager of ZILS – Sines Industrial and Logistics Zone, contiguous and integrated with the Port of Sines. ZILS has 4,157 hectares for industrial, logistics and services activities.

The three main activities hosted at ZILS are: ZAL Sines - Logistics Activities Zone, to support the container and solid bulk terminals of the Port of Sines and the industry in place at ZILS; Energia Sul, the main cluster, combining oil & gas, refining, renewable gases and new energies with petrochemical and chemical industries; and Sines Tech, for a CLS and Data Center Cluster.

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Municipality of Sines

Sines is a Portuguese Southern City (Alentejo region coast). It is the largest seaport of Portugal and its main base industry site. It is also the birthplace of fifteenth-century explorer Vasco da Gama.


FCCN is the Scientific Computing Unit of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), that is the Portuguese public agency that supports science which aims to contribute to the development of Science, Technology and Knowledge in Portugal. FCCN provides high-speed Internet connectivity and a set of shared digital services to support and leverage the portuguese higher education and Investigation & Development institutions. More than six hundred thousand students, researchers and staff can rely on FCCN's national education network and services, every day.

Evora University

UE - Évora University

The University of Évora is a Portuguese public university, whose mission is the production of knowledge through scientific and artistic research, experimentation and technological and humanistic development; the socialization of knowledge, providing the traditional student population, as well as the working population, with academic qualification through undergraduate, master's and doctoral courses, ad hoc training courses and informal training throughout life and the transmission of knowledge to the community, fostering innovation and business competitiveness, the modernization of public services, as well as the social and cultural development of the broader community.

Polytechnic Institute of Setubal

IPS - Polytechnic Institute of Setubal

The Polytechnic Institute of Setubal (IPS) is a higher education unit, with campus in Setubal and Barreiro, both at the south bank of Tagus River. It offers a variety of courses in several study fields and different higher education levels (Undergraduate degrees and Master's degrees), focusing on practical teaching, in-line with the needs of the labour market. The quality of courses and teachers, a close relationship with the business world, modern laboratories and equipment, and traineeships in the best companies prepare professionals of excellence and ensure high rates of employability for those who choose IPS for their higher education.

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Sines Tecnopolo

Sines Tecnopolo is a private non-profit organization designed to promote entrepreneurship, knowledge transfer, and advanced training. It supports the creation of new businesses, in its start-up, development, or internationalization phase, managing one of the largest incubators in the Alentejo, where it hosts more than 40 SMEs. A link between research centers and businesses, inspiring partnerships and collaborative projects of applied research. It also offers advanced training programs related to employment and future skill requirements and the provision of made-to-measure training concepts for companies.


EllaLink is an advanced optical platform offering secure high capacity connectivity on a unique low latency transatlantic route serving the growing needs of the Latin American and European markets. The EllaLink network directly connects Brazil and Europe, linking the major hubs of São Paulo and Fortaleza with Lisbon, Madrid and Marseille.

The EllaLink System is being built with state-of-the-art coherent technology initially offering 100Tbps of capacity over four direct fibre pairs between Europe and Brazil. The landing sites in Fortaleza (Brazil) and Sines (Portugal) have been secured and are fully operational since mid 2021. EllaLink is a privately funded and independent company committed to providing products and services on a Carrier Neutral and Open Access basis.

Start Campus

Start© Campus, is the parent company of the SINES 4.0© project – a €3.5 million investment to deliver an Hyperscaler Data Centre with 495MW of server capacity, in Sines, Portugal. It is one of the largest data center ecosystems in a premium secure European location, which is the perfect connectivity gateway to Europe and the world, powered by 100% green affordable energy.

Start© Campus designs, builds, and operates sustainable data centers and its supporting ecosystems for large cloud providers in Europe, bringing sustainability standards and value to the communities where it operates.


RENTELECOM is the telecoms and IT provider of the REN group, the utility in Portugal operating the electricity and gas transport networks. Our dark fiber network is the largest and most stable backbone in Portugal with 7 interconnections to Spanish networks, serving 2 cable stations including in the Sines area with diverse fiber grids. RENTELECOM operates the 2 main datacenters in the north of Portugal and is a provider of connectivity and other telecommunication services.

IP Telecom

With the mission of “Connecting Businesses”, IP Telecom is a High Debit Telecommunications and Cloud Services Provider, 100% state-owned. Its innovative offer for business and public administration markets is a reference in Portugal.

IP Telecom is an ISO 27001, ISO9001 certified company with Nato Secret, EU Secret and Marca Nacional accreditation. Its national coverage with 4 direct international connections delivers fully redundant data interexchange with the world. IP Telecom is also a Day-1 member of Gaia-X Association, the next generation of data infrastructure of Europe.

Fast Fiber

FastFiber is the biggest wholesale optical fiber provider, with the largest fiber network in Portugal, being focused on providing future-proof fiber infrastructures to national and international operators, on an open network basis, under neutral, non-discriminatory and competitive commercial conditions, with levels of performance and quality of service that exceed its customer’s expectations.

With an optical fiber network with more than 5.3 million homes passed and around 6.5 million km of dark fiber, the FastFiber network has a capillarity that allows it to connect almost all customer premises, but also to connect Portugal to the World, through its international routes, and connections to major telecommunications infrastructures, such as Data Centers and Cable Landing Stations. It is FastFiber’s goal to increase the coverage of its national network, leading Portugal to be the first country in Europe to have full optical fiber coverage, keeping up with the constant evolution of communication services, including the 5G mobile networks.


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