The Advanced Production and Intelligent Systems (ARISE) Associated Laboratory (AL) is an association of five R&D Units established in 2021, interfacing public entities of 3 Universities – Coimbra, Minho and Porto, through the R&D Units CEMMPRE, ISR-C, ISISE, SYSTEC – and one Higher Education institution – Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, through CDRSP.

The ARISE AL brings together around 240 integrated PhD researchers articulating fundamental and applied sciences and technologies from Computation, Material, Management and Information Technologies Sciences, with key very diverse branches of Engineering – Civil, Electrical and Computing, Biomedical and Mechanical – yielding in this way a proper synergistic context and unique position to contribute to
1) training and promotion of highly qualified scientific employment and attract international talent to Portugal, while
2) responding to key national and international public policies addressing social, environment, and economic challenges for which Production Technologies for Process and Product industries, Manufacturing, Built Environment and Habitat, Materials and Components, Information and Communication Systems, Energy and Mobility, as well as Economy of the Sea, Health, Agriculture, and Forestry, play a key role with emphasis on the comprehensive Reindustrialization and Decarbonization of the National Economy.

To efficiently pursue the above objectives, the ARISE AL is organized in the following five intertwined thematic lines:
TL1 – New Materials and Components
TL2 – Advanced Production Systems and Processes
TL3 – Sustainable Energy Systems
TL4 – Intelligent Systems and Robotics
TL5 – Digital Ecosystem, Sustainability, Risk and Management

The ARISE AL is fully committed to supporting the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in form of R&D and public policies with strong collaboration with industries and international development organizations. In particular, the ARISE LA targets the following SDGs:
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts