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Universities, R&D Groups and Academic Networks

icSPORTS is a unique forum for universities, research groups and research projects to present their research and scientific results, be it by presenting a paper, hosting a tutorial or instructional course or demonstrating its research products in demo sessions, by contributing towards panels and discussions in the event's field of interest or by presenting their project, be it by setting up an exhibition booth, by being profiled in the event's web presence or printed materials or by suggesting keynote speakers or specific thematic sessions.

Special conditions are also available for Research Projects which wish to hold meetings at INSTICC events.

Current Academic Partners:

University of Lisbon (ULisboa)

The University of Lisbon (ULisboa) is a public research university in Lisbon, and the largest university in Portugal. It was founded in 2013, from the merger of two previous public universities located in Lisbon, the former University of Lisbon (1911-2013) and the Technical University of Lisbon (1930-2013). The history of a university in Lisbon dates back to the 13th century. As of 2013, the University of Lisbon comprises eighteen schools (being Faculty of Human Kinetics - - one of them)  and its research institutes, six specialized units, social and shared services, and also the Lisbon University Stadium. University of Lisbon is an active part in icSPORTS congress organization.


The aim of the BLINDTRACK project is to develop a running facility embedded to a 400m athletic track for visually impaired people to run without another person’s assistance. Equal access to services and public places is now required by law in many countries. Jogging, running is certified to have positive effects on mental and physical health conditions of people so thus visually impaired sportsmen.

REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity

Research into Policy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) is a five year project funded by the European Commission, where researchers from seven countries are working together to build future evidence into policy making. REPOPA’s aims are to (1) integrate research knowledge, expert know-how and real world policy making to increase synergy and sustainability in promoting health and preventing disease; (2) promote physical activity theme in structural policy making, and (3) establish structures and best practices for future health promotion. A short introduction to our work can be found here:

Faculty of Human Kinetics

With a mission initially focused on the integration of bodily practices in the school, thus assuming a high propensity of pedagogical, the College is currently open to a range of new areas of interest and broad sectors of society - the education system, the Productive System the Sports System, System Artistic and Rehabilitation System.

The Faculty of Human Movement aims fundamental Human Development, through the motor, the study of the body and its manifestations in the interaction of biological processes with the sociocultural values.