Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is a private consulting company created in 1997 as an active centre of national and international networks connected to Science, Technology and Innovation sectors. From its onset, SPI embraced the mission of managing projects that promote regional, national and international development, stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and encourage internationalization and the creation of strategic business relationships. SPI has coordinated and participated in projects in Asia, the Pacific region, North America, South America, Europe, and Africa.
SPI has over 65 full-time staff located in the various offices of the company in Portugal, China, Spain, and the USA. SPI also has an affiliated office in Brussels, Belgium through the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN). In 2008, SPI created SPI Ventures, a company with the mission to act as a catalyst for business creation and development.