LaBEST – Laboratory for Entrepreneurship, Society and Technology, it’s an investigation unit that has the Instituto Piaget as the host entity and the Instituto de Estudos Interculturais e Transdisciplinares de Almada (ISEIT) as the managing entity.
The Laboratory has the goal of identifying society problems and needs transforming them into opportunities. Our aim is to develop products or services that will contribute with solutions to the problems identified promoting knowledge transfer to the market.
Our orientation guidelines are: Independence , Autonomy and Scientific investigation objectivity concerning our three axis of work: Entrepreneurship, Society and Technology. Concerning our researcher, they have full autonomy regarding the research methodologies they use.
LabEST is organised into three groups of investigation: Entrepreneurship, Society and Technology. All the groups have a president and a vice-president and a scientific coordinator, as well as researchers, who are grouped according to their investigation theme. The researchers are grouped according to their investigation axis preferences, skills and scientific CV.
LabEST owns management software as well as resource management tools resulting from strategic partnerships such as MICROSOFT, SAS, ORACLE e PRIMAVERA SOFTWARE. In order to analyse data we use the following languages: MATLAB, open source R and Phython.